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MAC recruiting update

By mrasor Published: July 28, 2007

Football
Here's a look at how the MAC teams are faring according to Rivals.com.

    Commitments Miami - 8 (including an outstanding quarterback and a slew of players whom non-BCS schools fought over) Temple - 8 (with an average rating of 1.67 stars) Western Michigan - 3 (including tight end Blake Hammond, whom Akron was recruiting) Eastern Michigan - 2 (including a giant Canadian defensive end, who is a three-star player) Akron - 1 (not including Kyle Roddenberry, who is not listed yet) Bowling Green - 1 (an unranked athlete who had no other offers) Northern Illinois - 1 (an unrated offensive lineman who chose NIU over Central Michigan) Ball State - 0 Buffalo - 0 Central Michigan - 0 Kent State - 0 Ohio - 0 Toledo - 0

The amount of commitments is not very important. The quality is. Miami is leading in both categories, on its way to another top-half of the MAC recruiting class.
Watch for the announcement about the new stadium, which is coming Wednesday, to nudge some of Akron's targets into a verbal commitment.
    Smooth Danny Kadar broke down two more MAC teams recently. Ohio, he writes, may take a step back. An easy schedule, however, should land the Bobcats in a second-consecutive bowl game. On the other hand, Buffalo has a decent running back and fairly good secondary. The rest of the team is awful.
    Akron landed at No. 90 in the list of ESPN.com's best football programs of the last decade.
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