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Quarterback commits to Zips

By mrasor Published: April 27, 2009

Football
Akron's second commitment for 2010 is a dual-threat quarterback from southeastern Ohio.
Dylan Potts, 6-foot-1 of Hannibal, Ohio runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds. As a junior, Potts passed for 13 touchdowns and ran for 13.
Akron was his only offer, but he also has interest in Toledo and Kent State.

    Here are several other new offerees...
    Jerry Gates, cornerback, Middletown, Ohio Offers: Akron Height: 5-foot-10 Weight: 180 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Rivals.com says Gates intercepted three passes and scored five touchdowns on returns as a junior. He also has interest in Cincinnati, Indiana and Tennessee.
    Bobby Swigert, wide receiver, Louisville, Ohio Offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Indiana, Pittsburgh, Ball State, Bowling Green, Miami and Kent State Height: 6-1 Weight: 175 Speed: 4.47 Notes: He caught 58 passes for 732 yards and six touchdowns as a junior.
    Mickey Baucus, offensive tackle, Mundelein, Ill. Offers: Akron, Buffalo and Miami Height: 6-8 Weight: 255 Speed: Not listed Notes: J.D. Brookhart loves his tall, lean offensive tackles. Baucus has made unofficial visits at several larger schools.
    Michael Dennis, offensive tackle, Carey, Ohio Offers: Akron, Iowa State, Maryland, Ball State, Bowling Green, Miami, Ohio and Toledo Height: 6-7 Weight: 260 Speed: 4.9 Notes: Dennis comes from a small school in northwest Ohio. He likes the idea of playing in the Big 12. Here is a highlight video.
    Grant Pleasant, defensive end, Dublin, Ohio Offers: Akron Height: 6-2 Weight: 214 Speed: 4.78 Notes: Pleasant also has interest in Michigan State, Ohio State and Wisconsin. His highlight video shows a relentless tackler with good closing speed.
    Chase Hoobler, inside linebacker, Orrville, Ohio Offers: Akron, Indiana and Louisville Height: 6-3 Weight: 225 Speed: 4.7 Notes: He made 129 tackles as a junior. Akron has pursued Hoobler since the end of his sophomore year. He says he is familiar with Akron's program.
    Jayrone Elliott, outside linebacker, Cleveland (Glenville H.S.) Offers: Akron, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan State, South Carolina, West Virginia and Miami (Ohio) Height: 6-3 Weight: 207 Speed: 4.94 Notes: Coming into the offseason, Elliott had no offers. Teams are starting to see his potential as a pass rusher.

Click here for my updated list of offers and commitments. So far, the coaches have made at least 34 offers. Two players have verbally committed.
Men's soccer
Akron played tight with the Columbus Crew on Monday, but fell 1-0 thanks to a Matt Tutich header in the 48th minute.
Tutich and Ossie Michalsen, former Zips, helped fill the Crew's bench as several members of the defending MLS champions were absent.
True freshman goalkeeper David Meves played the entire game for Akron, making three saves. Columbus led Akron with shots on goal, 5-2.
The exhibition concludes Akron's successful spring season. Coach Caleb Porter said this to GoZips.com: "I am extremely excited for next fall and have never been more confident that this team has all the ingredients to have a very successful season."
Miscellaneous
It's almost exam time again. Forgive me if I'm a little behind on the blogging.
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