Akron has offered a scholarship to each of these prospects...
Jacob Charest, a quarterback from North Carolina,
says Illinois has taken the lead after he visited campus where "everybody accepts everybody." Akron already has its quarterback in
Jordan Miller, but my guess is they would take two passers if one of the top-tier quarterbacks wants to come here.
No. 22 quarterback in the nation,
Zac Dysert from Ada, Ohio,
narrowed his list to Miami (Ohio) and Cincinnati. He's the other top-tier quarterback Akron offered.
Caulton Ray from Michigan
got the offer he wanted from Michigan State. The Spartans move to the top of his list.
Mike Shanahan from Pennsylvania
has seven offers for football and three for basketball. He
plans to decide which sport he'll play this month, then he'll choose the school. Akron is the only school that has offered for both sports.
Jamal Wilson, a three-star receiver from Virginia, has narrowed his list to five, including Akron. Northern Illinois and Maryland
told him he could start as a freshman. I hope Zips coaches aren't making semi-guarantees like that. It seems like an indictment on the current roster.
Cameron Saddler, a three-star athlete from Pennsylvania, has
narrowed his list to five: Akron, Michigan, Oregon, Syracuse and Virginia. Each school has offered a scholarship.
None of the local guys (Hoban's
Will Fleming, Buchtel's
Johnny Adams, Garfield's
Whitney Mercilus and North's
Larry Dawson) have a recent update on Rivals. These guys must be front and center for
J.D. Brookhart's effort to get local high schools to realize Akron isn't that bad.