A quarterback from Cuyahoga Heights committed to Akron yesterday, according to ScoutingOhio.com.
Zach D'Orazio also had an offer from Air Force. OhioVarsity.com ranks him as the No. 13 quarterback in Ohio. He scored 26 touchdowns as a junior.
D'Orazio's highlight video shows a quarterback who loves to run with the ball. The ease with which he outruns defenses makes it look like he's playing against jayvee teams. He has a good touch with the ball, but I didn't see many clips that showed off arm strength. In his defense, it appears like Cuyahoga Heights' offense rarely takes a deep strike.
D'Orazio also plays strong safety and punter in high school. He is the Zips' seventh commitment for the class of 2010.
Other new offers...
all-purpose back, Oxon Hill, Md.
Notes: Gordon scored 24 touchdowns as a junior. He has a Division I-AA offer from Old Dominion and interest in many BCS schools.
safety, Canonsburg, Pa.
Offers: Akron, Ohio State, Syracuse, Wisconsin, Buffalo, Toledo, Illinois, Michigan and N.C. State
Notes: Ohio State is the "clear-cut favorite." Wisconsin and Michigan are a distant second and third. You might be wondering, Why does Akron pursue this type of athlete? The answer is
DeVoe Torrence and
Dennis Kennedy. You never know when something can go wrong in Columbus, or before the player arrives on campus.
for the cumulative list of offers and commitments. I have added some players who committed to other schools.
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