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Athlon, Lindy's pick Kent to win East

By mrasor Published: June 8, 2007

Last year, Kent State snuck up on the MAC East and nearly made it to Detroit.
This year, some people think they can win it.
Some people includes Athlon and Lindy's college football magazines. The Flashes return 16 starters.
I'm really starting to believe the MAC East is anyone's this year. Anyone except Buffalo, that is.

    New offers...
    Kenny Howard, running back, Princeton, N.J. Offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Marshall and N.C. State Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 226 Speed: 4.53 Notes: I watched the highlight video of Howard and found myself in disbelief. The guy takes some good hits, gets wrapped up, finds himself in the middle of a pile and still stays on his feet. He's not the fastest running back, but he has great moves and vision, too. Howard wants to play early in his college career. He also desires a school with strong programs in either business or photography. Likelihood: Akron offered its scholarship last weekend. Cincinnati and N.C. State have been around for awhile. I don't know if it will matter. Howard says he's going to wait quite some time before making a decision. The way this guy runs, it's wise for him. I see him going Big Ten eventually.
    R.J. Dill, offensive tackle, Camp Hill, Pa. Offers: Akron, Connecticut, Duke, Maryland and Temple (too bad he's not a basketball prospect) Height: 6-8 Weight: 284 Speed: 5.7 Notes: Dill wants to attend a school somewhat near home, where he can play a lot and play for a team on the rise. He really likes Pitt, although the Panthers have not offered yet. Same with Rutgers. Likelihood: Dill said Connecticut and Maryland also are in his top four, but that was before Akron offered. If the Zips' coaching staff can get him to campus for a visit, they have a shot. Dill wants to commit before his birthday on July 26.
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