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By mrasor Published: April 12, 2007

Football
Since we've last talked recruiting, Akron has made eight new scholarship offers.

    Jacob Charest, pro-style QB, Matthews, N.C. Offers: California, Louisville, Oregon and Akron Height: 6-foot-3 Weight: 191 pounds Notes: Strong arm with solid size and good lateral quickness. Likelihood: Charest's father wants him to stay local. East Carolina and N.C. State will offer soon. Cal and Louisville are his leaders. He almost certainly won't be a Zip.
    Isaiah Peod, running back, Columbus, Ohio Offers: Cincinnati, Miami (Ohio) and Akron Height: 5-10 Weight: 184 Speed: 4.41 Likelihood: Not very good. Peod is waiting for offers from Big 10 and Big East schools. He'll probably get some. If Ohio State offers, it's curtains for the Zips.
    Ryan Turnley, offensive tackle, Aliquippa, Pa. Offers: Akron Height: 6-5 Weight: 295 Notes: The agile tackle says he loves UA's field house. Likelihood: If Pitt offers, the Panthers jump ahead of Akron. For now, the Zips are the leaders. Other schools of interest include Duke, NC State, West Virginia and Marshall.
    Kevin Galeher, offensive guard, Chicago, Ill. Offers: Western Michigan and Akron Height: 6-4 Weight: 315 Likelihood: Galeher does not know much about Akron, except that he's heard the team has been decent the past few years and has great facilities. He will do more research before naming a leader.
    Whitney Mercilous, defensive end, Akron (Garfield High) Offers: Akron Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 Speed: 4.6 Notes: I can't find anything on him. Anyone with an insight into local high school football can comment if they wish.
    Nathan Williams, defensive end, Washington Court House, Ohio Offers: Oklahoma, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Miami (Ohio), Cincinnati and Akron Height: 6-5 Weight: 245 Speed: 4.67 Notes: He plays linebacker in high school but he projects on the line in college. Likelihood: As you can see from the offer list, it's slim to none. Williams' dream is to play at Ohio State. If the Buckeyes offer, and they probably will, it's scarlet and gray.
    Dawawn Whitner, defensive tackle, Cleveland (Glenville) Offers: Illinois, Minnesota, Akron, Michigan State, Syracuse, Miami (Ohio) and Akron Height: 6-3 Weight: 248 Notes: He's the younger brother of former Buckeyes safety Donte Whitner. Likelihood: That said, he's waiting for an Ohio State offer. For now, the lineup goes Illinois, Minnesota and everyone else.
    Chris Hayden-Martin, cornerback, Greensburg, Pa. Offers: Akron Height: 6-1 Weight: 190 Speed: 4.41 Notes: His high school coach says Hayden-Martin is built like a Greek god and the best cover corner he's ever seen. Likelihood: Although Pitt has not offered, the Panthers top the cornerback's list. Other schools of interest include Big 10 and Big East teams. Akron has a shot.
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