The D Zone

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Josh Bass of Harper Creek commits to Eastern Michigan

Tonight the Eastern Michigan Eagles added a solid piece to their offensive line.  Battle Creek Harper Creek offensive lineman/center, Josh Bass decided that Eastern Michigan is where he would like to play football for the next 3-5 years. Josh Bass chose Eastern Michigan over an offer from Western Michigan.  With Bass committing it is the second year in a row that Battle Creek Harper Creek has sent an offensive lineman to a Division 1 college.  In the Class of 2012 it was Kelby Latta who signed with Central Michigan.

Position (s): Offensive Line
Height & Weight: 6'5 285
First Game Started: Last year against Portage Central
#1 Most Memorable Game: Stevensville Lakeshore in 2011, we won on a field goal with 5 seconds left.
Pre-game Traditions: headphones on and listen to music, recite the secret to success speech by Eric Thomas.
Athlete you try building your game aroundKelby Latta, one of my best friends who is now playing football at CMU.

The D - Zone - How does it feel committing to the Eastern Michigan University?

Josh Bass - "It feels great to commit to a program that's rising and ready to do big things."

The D - Zone - What kind of impact did Eastern Michigan have by offering you first?

Josh Bass - "With them offering me first, just helped me get a grasp of what its like to get recruited and the attention I received from them made it hard for any other school to match."

The D - Zone - What stands out the most about Eastern Michigan?

Josh Bass - "What stands out is the fact they're up and coming with a great coaching staff who I know will lead them to great things."

The D - Zone - What have you enjoyed the most while visiting the campus?

Josh Bass - "I like how everything is so close together and seems like the athletic teams are always near each other by how the facilities are set up."

The D - Zone - What do the Eastern Michigan coaches, like about the way you play?

Josh Bass - "The coach said they like my size and feet. They say my versatility to play any position on the line was something I had going for my game."

The D - Zone - When Eastern Michigan coaches found out you committed, how was their excitement level and what did they say to you?

Josh Bass - "The coaches seemed very excited as was I and my family. The coaching staff has made me feel wanted and welcome which was big to me."

The D - Zone - Are you familiar with any players on the Eagles roster?

Josh Bass - "I know Matt Thornton (Owosso) a incoming freshman who is also an offensive lineman but other than that I don't know anyone else."

The D - Zone - What's in store for your future leading up to Signing Day?

Josh Bass - "Until signing day I'm gonna bust my butt to make myself better and show the world what Eastern Michigan is going to get and that's a hard worker that wants to be the best."

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