Class of 2024: QB Jace Stuckey is EMU's First Commit
The Indiana native is looking to push the ball downfield with his big arm.
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Eastern Michigan finally got its first commit for the 2024 recruiting cycle.
On Friday, Jace Stuckey from nearby Indianapolis tweeted out his decision to join EMU.
“It feels great. I knew this was a place I wanted to be at,” Stuckey told me over the phone.
Stuckey’s a deep-ball-heaving quarterback from Fairland, Ind., and is coming off of a 10-win season for Triton Central High School. EMU was the first FBS-level offer to come his way last month after he already had options to go to Eastern Kentucky, Indiana State, Murray State, Penn, and Southeast Missouri State.
Though, EMU wasn’t the first MAC school to reach out to Stuckey. Actually, Stuckey said that EMU was one of the last MAC schools to reach out to him.
“I did really, really want to go there and see what they were like so I went on a junior day,” Stuckey said. “I really liked the message Coach Creighton had and got to spend some time with Coach Pike, talked a little football on the board. I just had a good gut feeling then and as time progressed, I eventually got back for a practice, they really wanted me back.
“Interestingly enough, I had three MAC schools at my school this week before I committed to Eastern Michigan. I told them all at the time if they let me know in the next 24 hours (if they planned on offering), that’s great, and I’d love for you all to be involved, but I think I’ve already made my decision. Western Michigan, Ohio, and Ball State were all at school, and they were scheduled visits. They were super excited to see me, they had been calling me, they’ve been talking to my family and I pretty much made up my mind and I didn’t need anything else.”
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