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New scholarship offers

By mrasor Published: June 20, 2007

Football

    Chad Hounshell, offensive tackle, Mentor, Ohio Offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Colorado, Kansas, Indiana, Central Florida, Kent State and Miami Height: 6-foot-5 Weight: 302 Speed: 5.5 Notes: Hounshell gained all his buzz during the spring combine and camp season. Although he is from Mentor, Hounshell attended a different high school than Zips kicker Igor Iveljic. Likelihood: At one point, only Northwestern and Pitt were talking to Hounshell. Although that has changed, he still feels loyalty to those schools. They also play in big conferences, which is a plus. The downside is that neither has offered a scholarship. Akron looks alive as any school in this hunt.
    Tavon Wilson, cornerback, Washington, D.C. Offers: Akron, Boston College, Illinois, Maryland, Michigan State and Pittsburgh Height: 6-0 Weight: 179 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Wilson is another player who gained recognition for his performance at the Nike camp. As with most players with his athleticism, he plays both ways at Woodson High School. Likelihood: The Zips are squaring off against a lot of second-tier teams, but the Zips coaching staff wouldn't bother with Wilson this late in recruiting season unless they thought they had a chance.
    Other notes:
    Ausar Walcott, the No. 22 safety in the nation, committed to Virginia. Akron offered him a scholarship, too. Tony Gregory, the No. 38 running back, chose Virginia Tech over Akron, Marshall, Northern Illinois and Maryland.
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