From Rivals.com, here are some targets of Akron's coaches.
Receivers coach, co-offensive coordinator Joe Moorhead
- Two-star pro-style quarterback Tyler Huether
- Inside linebacker Keith Yager from Hermitage, Pa.
- Two-star pro-style quarterback Desmond Brently (although a news source reported that Akron withdrew its scholarship offer)
Tight ends coach Mark Nori
- Two-star pro-style quarterback Brennan Glass from Springfield, Ohio
Offensive line coach Brian Callahan
- Two-star inside linebacker Connor Flahive from Niles, Ill.
- Three-star offensive guard Brandon Frey from Lombard, Ill. (lots of competition from the Big 10 and other schools)
- Two-star running back Elijah Griffin from Westerville, Ohio (competition includes Michigan State, Wisconsin, Indiana, Bowling Green, Miami, Toledo)
- Two-star wide receiver Sean Hughes from Bolingbrook, Ill. (Ivy League and three Big 10 schools also in running)
- Two-star running back Bill McKeon from Joliet, Ill. (competition includes directional Michigans, Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin)
- Unrated inside linebacker Tommie Westbrook from Chicago
Defensive line coach Terrell Williams
- Two-star defensive back Shannon Ballard from Miami, Fla.
Cornerbacks coach Aaron Alford
- Two-star athlete Ryan Callahan from Glen Burnie, Md.
- Two-star defensive tackle Colin Miller from Centreville, Va.
- Two-star linebacker Eric Schwartz from Clyde, Ohio (has interest in Ohio State, too)
Linebackers coach Matt Wallerstedt
- Two-star athlete Zachary Davis from Middletown, Ohio (only other D-1A competition is Buffalo, yet he runs a 4.28 in the 40)
Hopefully that info satisfies you recruiting maniacs. Signing day is only a week from now on Feb. 1.
Also, news on another Callahan recruit. Rivals.com reports that two-star wide receiver Taylor Price decommitted from Akron. He will play at -- take a deep breath -- Ohio University. That's interesting. I wonder if Ohio's basketball coaches are helping with football recruiting.
And in case any of you care, like I do, the Indians will trade Coco Crisp to Boston for third-base super-prospect Andy Marte and reliever Guillermo Mota. I like the deal a lot.