Junior college safety/running back Bryan Williams chose Akron over the Big 10 and Big East today.
He turned down scholarship offers from Pittsburgh, Minnesota and Temple. It may have come down to the position each school wanted him to play, Rivals.com reports.
"Akron wants me to play running back," he told the recruiting Web site. "I have always thought of myself as a running back."
Williams earned all-state honors at Buchtel High School his senior year as the feature back. He verballed with Pitt, but did not qualify. Williams spent the past two years at a military academy, where he worked on his academics.
The story is a bit unclear, but it appears Williams would be eligible for two seasons at Akron.
With 19 recruits having committed, Signing Day should have few surprises on Feb. 6.
- Speaking of surprises, wide receiver Vincent Hill changed his mind ... again. He gave his verbal commitment to Virginia today, after saying this weekend he intended to keep his word with Akron. Don't be too upset, Zips fans. Not only is Akron stacked with young receivers, but Hill might not even qualify academically to play his first year.
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