One of Akron's opponents added a prominent name at quarterback.
Greg Paulus, who has played point guard at Duke for four years, will use his final semester of NCAA eligibility to play football at Syracuse, whom Akron will visit on Oct. 24.
As the Gatorade National Player of the Year in 2004, Paulus heard from plenty of recruiters coming out of high school. He will compete for the job with last year's quarterback Cameron Dantley. Ironically, Dantley also has a basketball connection. His father Adrian Dantley is in the Basketball Hall of Fame.