Jun 26 / Rob

JMU Football Recruiting Is On Fire

In case you missed it, Coach Houston and the Dukes are crushing it on the recruiting trail lately. Yes, it’s only June. And yes, we’re talking about verbal commits. But we’re still 67 days out from footballs season with nothing else to talk about, so let us be excited about this people.

Yesterday, the Dukes picked up a commitment from AJ Woods. He’s a 3 star defensive back from Northwest High School in Germantown, MD. The rising senior turned down offers from FBS programs including UVA, Temple, Navy, Army, and Air Force, in addition to FCS programs such as Furman, Towson, and New Hampshire. All told, Woods had 19 total offers to choose from. He narrowed it down to UVA, Temple, and JMU before committing to the Dukes.

According to Greg Madia, one of the things that attracted him to JMU was the fact that he’d “have the possibility to play early.” That’s great to hear, but it also makes us hope that he doesn’t watch UVA play this fall, or listen to Head Coach Bronco Mendenhall’s assessment of the roster.

Another stud, Dorian Davis, also committed to the Dukes recently. Davis is a 2 star cornerback out of Shelby, NC. He’s also class of 2019, so along with Woods, he’ll be trying to become a key piece of the next shut down defensive backfield for JMU. He had offers from Army and Western Carolina amongst others. And the 3rd big recruit landed by Houston and the assistants is CJ Jackson, a running back out of Hermitage High in Richmond. Jackson is another 2 star who’s turning down offers from Purdue, Richmond, ODU, Marshall, Army, and Air Force to play at JMU.

Look, we don’t know squat about recruiting. Thankfully, our buddy Michael has that locked down for us here on the blog. And we don’t get too excited about Rivals stars. But if Coach Houston is excited about these guys, then we’re excited. And based on what Houston and his assistants have been pushing on Twitter lately, they are really, really stoked for these recruits. Plus, like we mentioned, it’s June and we ain’t got crap else to discuss right now.


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  1. Sean Petrizzi / Jun 26 2018

    I’m confused. I was told years ago JMU will never get another recruit who holds an ODU offer. How is this possible

  2. Danno / Jun 26 2018

    JMU Sports are making waves. Awesome. I look forward to the season. Avenge our loss to the cows.

  3. Professor.Nahabu / Jul 4 2018

    I’m confused. I was told years ago JMU will never get another recruit who holds an ODU offer. How is this possible

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