New Akron head coach Rob Ianello has received what is believed to be his first verbal commitment in 6-foot-8 offensive lineman Micah Lio.
Lio attends Knoch High School in Pennsylvania. He was a member of the All-Greater Allegheny Conference second team for his play at offensive tackle. He also lined up on the defensive line.
The 265-pound Lio also had interest from Indiana, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and Purdue, according to Rivals.com. Lio is not rated by Rivals.com and unlisted by Scout.com.
Pittsburghlive.com reports that Lio also received scholarship offers from Eastern Michigan and New Hampshire.
"He was bound and determined to be a force on the offensive line, and he really did that," Knoch coach Mike King told the paper. "In some games, I saw him taking people 6 and 7 yards off the ball and putting people on their backs."