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Big news out of the transfer portal (part deux) — Eastern Michigan received another commitment yesterday to give immediate help to its offensive line.
Over the weekend, it was Chris Mayo from West Virginia, arguably the biggest offensive addition to the roster in program history.
Yesterday, during the run-up to the national championship game, Dan Sunderman tweeted his commitment to Eastern Michigan. Sunderman comes to EMU from Central Missouri, a Division 2 school, where he was a three-time All-Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association guard.
Sunderman, last listed at 6’4”, 301 lbs., is from Omaha, Nebraska and played his high school ball at Millard South.
Eastern Michigan, without three of its starting linemen from last year, is certainly in the market for immediate help and experience through the transfer portal. Playing things out on paper, the outgoing left tackle (Marcellus Johnson transfer to Missouri) could be replaced by the incoming transfer Mayo, whose limited playing time at West Virginia was at that position. Sunderman could come in to replace Sidy Sow, who graduated and was EMU’s left guard.
Center is the last open spot across this line with Richard Bates Jr.’s graduation. It’s very possible that EMU feels good about filling that position with somebody who’s already on the roster. Dimitri Douglas, the former Michigan State transfer who had some playing time early in the 2022 season, could be an easy frontrunner here.
Of course, none of this is set in stone. Things could change through the spring and summer, but this is a reasonable response to the roster changes.