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2009 recruiting already begun

By mrasor Published: February 10, 2008

Football
The Zips wasted no time wooing next year's targets. Three are among Rivals.com's top 100 in the nation.

    Here are players to whom Akron has offered a scholarship for 2009...
    Corey Brown, wide receiver, Monroeville Pa. Offers: Akron, Boston College, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia Height: 6-foot-0 Weight: 179 Speed: 4.75 Notes: Scout.com gives Brown three stars. With Brown's subpar speed and size, it's a marvel he has so many big-time offers. Akron, Pitt and Rutgers were the first teams to offer. Brown says they're all even at this point.
    Chris Fields, wide receiver, Painesville Offers: Akron and Illinois Height: 6-0 Weight: 181 Speed: Not listed Notes: Rivals.com gives Fields four stars and says he's the No. 88 prospect in the nation at any position. Scout.com gives Fields just one star. Although he does not have a scholarship offer from Ohio State, Field has "high" interest in OSU.
    Patrick White, wide receiver, Pickerington, Ohio Offers: Akron and Cincinnati. Height: 6-0 Weight: 175 Speed: 4.5 Notes: White also has interest in Illinois, Maryland, Ohio State, Tennessee and Virginia. Rivals.com does not have a profile for White.
    Michael Campanaro, athlete, Clarksville, Md. Offers: Akron and Northwestern Height: 5-10 Weight: 169 Speed: 4.51 Notes: Scout.com gives Campanaro four stars and has an extensive profile on him.
    Darrell Mason, athlete/running back, Youngstown (Ursuline HS) Offers: Akron and Illinois Height: 6-0 Weight: 210 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Mason is Rivals.com's No. 48 prospect in the nation. Both recruiting sites give him four stars.
    Nate Klatt, center, Canal Fulton (Northwest High School) Offers: Akron and Bowling Green Height: 6-4 Weight: 280 Speed: 5.4 Notes: Klatt also has interest in Penn State and Ohio State, among other schools.
    Adam Bellamy, defensive end, Aurora Offers: Akron and Cincinnati Height: 6-4 Weight: 270 Speed: 4.8 Notes: Rivals.com does not rank Bellamy, who has interest in Illinois, Northwestern, Ohio State, Bowling Green, Kent State and Miami.
    Dorian Bell, linebacker, Monroeville, Pa. Offers: Akron, Alabama, Boston College, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and West Virginia Height: 6-1 Weight: 205 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Rivals.com gives Bell FIVE STARS and names him the No. 12 athlete in the country. Scout.com also gives Bell five stars. He comes from the same town as fellow Zips target Corey Brown.
    Will Studlien, linebacker, Sunbury (Ohio) Offers: Akron, Illinois and Cincinnati Height: 6-2 Weight: 220 Speed: 4.68 Notes: The unranked Studlien has "high" interest in Cincinnati.
    Chris Snook, linebacker, Medina Offers: Akron Height: 6-3 Weight: 223 Speed: 4.6 Notes: Snook unofficially visited Ohio State for a football game last season. He has interest in the Buckeyes.
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