The independent, student-run news site of Eastern Washington University.

The Easterner

The independent, student-run news site of Eastern Washington University.

The Easterner

The independent, student-run news site of Eastern Washington University.

The Easterner

23 Players Join EWU Football Class of 2024


23 student-athletes committed to Eastern Washington University to play football during the NCAA National Letter of Intent Early Signing Period, which ran from Dec. 20 through Dec. 22nd.

Included in the class were four wide receivers and four tight ends. “Pass-catchers and really good players are always going to be a priority,” said Marc Anderson, Associate Head Coach and Recruiting Coordinator.

The Eagles signed a total of 15 offensive players and eight defensive players. “Overall, we are really really excited about the class…the intangibles that those guys bring is always something we’re looking for,” Anderson said. “To see kids fulfill a lifelong dream of playing college football is a really really cool thing.”

Five players who committed to Eastern Washington were transfers (OL David Shinn, WR Jaylen Garrison, WR Noah Cronquist, TE Landon Cooper, S McKel Broussard), while the other 18 were high school seniors.

On the difference between recruiting a high school player compared to a transfer, Anderson said, “The timeline is shorter…they’re a little more dialed in on what they’re looking for the next time around.”

The following players committed to play football for Eastern Washington University (alphabetically by last name):


TE Gavin Allen 

6’6”, 220 lbs

Kennewick, Washington



RB Kevin Allen III

5’11”, 185 lbs

La Mesa, California



TE Asher Bowie

6’5”, 220 lbs 

Worley, Idaho



WR Jaxon Branch

6’3”, 185 lbs

Chandler, Arizona



S McKel Broussard

6’0”, 192 lbs

Sherman Oaks, California

Transfer from UTEP


OL Nick Brown

6’6”, 310 lbs

Lake Forest, California


TE Landon Cooper

6’3”, 230 lbs

Sutter, California

Transfer from Butte College


WR Noah Cronquist

5’9”, 180 lbs

Moorpark, California

Transfer from Southern Utah University


S Tyce Donovan

6’3”, 190 lbs

Buckley, Washington



WR Jaylen Garrison

5’11”, 175 lbs

Henderson, Nevada

Transfer from Fresno City College


S Josiah Goode

6’2”, 165 lbs

Puyallup, Washington



WR Ayden Gutierrez

5’11”, 180 lbs

La Verne, California



OL Mark Johnson

6’5”, 260 lbs

Vernon, British Columbia, Canada


OL Ethan Lowell

6’4”, 260 lbs

Modesto, California


CB Ambrose Marsh

6’1”, 170 lbs

Sammamish, Washington



DE Clayton McCarrell

6’3”, 230 lbs

Las Vegas, Nevada


LB Shea Robertson

6’0”, 190 lbs

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho



OL Ahmad Robinson 

6’7”, 285 lbs

Oakland, California



QB Jake Schakel

6’2”, 194 lbs

Puyallup, Washington



OL David Shinn

6’4”, 270 lbs

Murrieta, California

Transfer from Mt. San Jacinto College


DE John Stremler

6’3”, 235 lbs

Everson, Washington


TE Kayden Stuit

6’4”, 230 lbs

Lynden, Washington



LB Conner Walcker (Ferndale, Washington)

6’3”, 205 lbs

Ferndale, Washington



The recruiting period will open again on Feb. 7. At that time, EWU can continue signing players until April. They signed 9 players during this period a year ago. 


Leave a Comment
More to Discover
About the Contributor
Nic Cunningham, Reporter

Comments (0)

The Easterner reserves the right to edit or delete hate speech, inflammatory statements or vulgarities in comments. The Easterner also reserves the right to delete advertising from comments.
All The Easterner Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *