Here is a look at how Rob Ianello is attacking the recruiting trail, according to data from Rivals.com.
-- Akron has made offers to 16 high school juniors. -- A majority will never consider Akron. Two have already committed to Ohio State. Many others have a bucket full of offers from notable BCS schools. -- About half are from Northeast Ohio. Three are from New York. One is from Florida.
Here are some players Akron might land...
-- Louie Addazio, tight end, Florida. Akron is the only offer for this 6-foot-3 prospect, who also has interest in other MAC schools and southern BCS schools. -- Shaquille Petteway, linebacker, Steubenville, Ohio. Besides being young enough to possibly be named after the Big Aristotle, Petteway has offers from Michigan State, Syracuse, West Virginia and Toledo. -- Andrew Bohan, offensive tackle, Avon Lake, Ohio. He took an unofficial visit last month and liked it here. Akron is his only offer. -- Robert Mincey, defensive end, Fairfield, Ohio. He has offers from five of the six MAC schools in Ohio. In case you were wondering, he has no relation to former Kent basketball player Jordan Mincy. -- Landon Smith, wide receiver, Girard, Ohio. The 6-1 receiver holds offers from Indiana, Kent, Ohio, Toledo and Akron.
I suppose there is a reason Kent's hippie stereotype persists. I'm going to put up the windows in Stow on Thursday, just in case there is a strong wind coming from the east.