A defensive back from Florida committed to Akron recently, Rivals.com says. Wayne Cobham, 6-foot-1 and 180 lbs., runs the 40 in 4.6. He is listed as a two-star player. Meanwhile, Scout.com doesn't even mention his interest in Akron and says he's a one-star player. Cobham is 6-2 and 195, according to Scout.
It looks like Akron is in the running for an athlete from New Jersey. Unfortunately, it looks like he has a history of academic problems. The competition for Ray Taylor includes South Florida, Kansas and Connecticut.
CSTV.com lists Chris Condeni as another Zips verbal. He is not listed on Rivals.com or Scout.com. He played offensive and defensive line for Findlay. Unless there is another Chris Condeni at Findlay High School, he plays basketball, too. The basketball roster lists him at 6-3, 270. I just read, however, that news of his verbal may have been a bit premature.
A two-star wide receiver from Pennsylvania chose Kent State over Akron, Toledo, Youngstown State and Michigan. David Williams visited campus yesterday, then gave his verbal today. Read the story. It will say that Kent State told him "the truth" that he might be able to play next season. The truth is, at 5-10, I could suit up as flanker for that pathetic program. Also, check the byline on the story. You'll see it is written by a pro wrestling legend - Kevin Nash.
In case you'd like to see a wrap up of all Zips football recruiting so far, check out what one ZipsNation.org poster compiled in .pdf format. I've been meaning to do it myself, but this guy did it better than I probably would anyhow.
ESPN.com Insider wrote a story about MAC recruiting so far. It contained 20 paragraphs. All it actually said was where the players are from, which can be shown in a list or chart. Utterly worthless. It did say that Akron might have a future starting quarterback in Sean Hakes. Wow. And here I thought they recruited Hakes to start at inside linebacker.