I haven't done much on recruiting lately, so here are some nuggets to satisfy your hunger.
Three recruits are close to committing to Akron...
Here is an updated list of the three-star players who have interest in Akron...
Also, if you haven't seen the debate on ZipsNation.org, here is Terry Pluto's column about Akron's schedule. He calls it a disaster. I think that's a little too strong, but so is the Zips schedule strength. Pluto is right that Akron needs to build a good record early to draw fans.
I wrote this on ZipsNation; I'll repeat it here. I've been in Indianapolis all summer as a sports writing intern for the Indianapolis Star. When I tell people where I'm from, they say one of two things. Either it's, "Oh yeah! The Zips!" Or, "You're lucky to have Terry Pluto."
My point? Pluto is one of the nation's best. Don't take him for granted.
Tom Reed is highly regarded as well. If you want to whine about columnists, look at the Plain Dealer. I really don't care for any of theirs.
Zips outfielder Rashard Graves is hitting well in a wood-bat league in Nashville.
Playing for the River Rats, Graves is hitting .300 with five RBIs and 11 walks in 40 at-bats.
Add him to the list of Zips, such as Tom Farmer, Kurt Davidson and Charlie Lenhard, who are playing well this summer.
Graves said he decided to play in Tennessee rather than Indiana, because the former has more talent. Graves hit .250 last season in 33 games for the Zips.