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Recruiting updates

By mrasor Published: April 12, 2008

As J.D. Brookhart and Co. travel the country in search of new Zips, expect the amount of scholarship offerees to increase.

    Here are some new ones...
    Fitzgerald Toussaint, running back, Youngstown (Liberty HS) Offers: Akron, Cincinnati, Illinois, Michigan, Michigan State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia Height: 5-foot-10 Weight: 185 Speed: 4.5 Notes: His elusive lateral agility makes him deadly in high school. Those kinds of moves lead to tackles for loss at the next level. Still, Toussaint would be a star in the MAC. It looks like Toussant will follow his high school teammate, safety Isaiah Bell, to Michigan, however.
    Brian Wozniak, tight end, Loveland, Ohio Offers: Akron and Miami (Ohio) Height: 6-5 Weight: 224 Speed: 4.7 Notes: Wozniak is a two-sport star and is leaving his options open for basketball in college, too. He looked impressive at a recent Rivals camp.
    Maalik Bomar, outside linebacker, Cincinnati Offers: Akron, Nebraska, Miami (Ohio) and Toledo Height: 6-1 Weight: 187 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Bomar is another basketball player. He would like to stay home and play for Brian Kelly, but he has not yet received an offer from the Bearcats.
    Zach Boren, outside linebacker, Pickerington, Ohio Offers: Akron, Ohio State, Cincinnati, Kent State, Toledo and Miami (Ohio) Height: 6-1 Weight: 245 Speed: 4.61 Notes: His brother Justin Boren is the offensive lineman who transferred from Michigan and might wind up at Ohio State. That said, Zach appears to be headed to Columbus, too.
    Bradley Battles, athlete, Marianna, Fla. Offers: Akron, Colorado, Iowa State, Kentucky, Purdue, Wisconsin and Northern Illinois Height: 5-11 Weight: 190 Speed: Not listed Notes: The product from Florida's panhandle performs well in the classroom, as well as the football field. He plays defensive back and running back in high school.
    Michael Dobson, safety, Mount Airy, N.C. Offers: Akron and Duke Height: 6-1 Weight: 185 Speed: 4.5 Notes: Dobson might play running back at the next level, instead. Most of the ACC schools are interested.
    Darius Davis, wide receiver, College of the Siskiyous, Calif. Offers: Akron Height: 5-11 Weight: 195 Speed: 4.4 Notes: He is one of California's top juco receivers returning this season. He caught 61 passes and eight touchdowns last season.
    Kevin Williams, running back, Los Medanos J.C., Calif. Offers: Akron, West Virginia, Central Florida, South Florida, Oregon State, Arizona State and Memphis Height: 5-10 Weight: 173 Speed: 4.39 Notes: Williams has tentatively committed to Memphis. He has not yet visited campus, though.


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