Chris Creighton is getting a lot done in a short amount of time since becoming head coach at Eastern Michigan.

Creighton has been busy filling his staff while also persuading some quality recruits to bring their talent to EMU.

Kenny Jones (Lawrence Central/Indianapolis) is one of those recruits, a three-star receiver who committed over the weekend, picking the Eagles over Louisville, Iowa State and Illinois.

“He has a lot of energy,” said Jones of Creighton. “I like his personality and philosophy. When I talked to him about college and sports, the conversation was also about being a better man, being successful in everything you do.”

Jones is a big-play man at 6-foot-3, 180 pounds with 4.4 speed. He made his visit to EMU Jan. 24 and committed a week later.

“I visited Indiana State and had offers from Louisville, Iowa State and Illinois, but it just felt right here,” Jones said. “I got along well with everybody. We have good players here. It’s just about changing the culture to winning, and I plan to do my part to help. I’m at my best with the deep ball, getting the jump ball in the red zone.”

The Eagles haven’t had a winning season since 1995, finishing 2-10 last season. Ron English was fired in November. He was 11-46 in four-plus seasons. Creighton, from Drake, was hired as head coach in December.

Jeremiah Harris, a defensive end from Temperance Bedford, feels Creighton will turn the program around, a reason he decommitted from Central Michigan to play for the Eagles.

“I love Coach Creighton and everything he’s bringing up there,” said Harris who is ranked No. 37 in The News’ Blue Chip Top 60. “He’ll bring that winning attitude. Sure, it’s going to be tough (to change culture) because they’re so used to losing, but I believe in him. You just have to bring it every day, that championship attitude every time you step on the field and act like every play is your last.

“He wants to attack on defense and that’s what I like to do. He wants players that want to go and who are not afraid to make plays. I think the new D-line coach (former Detroit Lions player Jimmy Williams) he just brought in is going to be great. Things just didn’t turn out for me during my visit at Central Michigan, and it feels like a perfect fit here.”

EMU also has a number of talented players to join Jones on the offensive end, running back Ian Eriksen of Division 1 state champion Clarkston —ranked No. 18 by The News — and 6-5, 270-pound offensive tackle Ka’John Armstrong of Detroit Loyola.

Eriksen committed after his junior year and Armstong on Jan. 19 after meeting with Creighton.

“Eastern Michigan was my first and only offer after my junior year and I took it,” Eriksen said. “They had good coaches then and even better now. I’m real excited with the opportunity.

“I’ve been to several schools on visits and I feel there’s so much energy and optimism at Eastern. The coaches are ready to start making a winning program and with the right coaches and right players there’s no reason we can’t be as successful as other programs.”