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Last updated: Mon. Jan. 20, 2014 - 12:14 am EDT

North Side LB Moon commits to Eastern Michigan

Senior pledged to the Eagles over a weekend visit

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It was a formality really, but D'Marcus Moon's decision over the weekend surely made a lot of people proud.

The North Side senior linebacker committed to Eastern Michigan of the Mid-American Conference during a weekend visit to check out the Eagles and new head coach Chris Creighton.

Moon visited Eastern Michigan during the college football season when it hosted Ohio University in mid-October. Despite a lopsided defeat, Moon was impressed with what he saw.

“It was amazing,” said Moon earlier this month. “The game atmosphere was unbelievable.”

The Eagles have long been a favorite of Moon as the program is his only Division I offer. He had also spoken to Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Ole Miss, Indiana and Purdue during the recruiting process.

Eastern Michigan went 2-10 in a tumultuous campaign. Junior wide receiver Demarius Reed was shot and killed at his off-campus apartment in October, a tragedy that was followed by head coach Ron English's firing in November after a tape surfaced of him berating his players with vulgarity.

Creighton took over in mid-December after six years at Drake University.

“He said they were very excited about me,” Moon said about his conversations with Creighton. “They see me having a big impact.”

That impact will begin officially next season with Eastern Michigan.

jkenny@news-sentinel.com


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