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MAC recruiting update

By mrasor Published: July 28, 2007

Here's a look at how the MAC teams are faring according to

    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's best football programs of the last decade.
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