University of Akron Zips blog
Akron added a third verbal commitment on Wednesday...
Nico Caponi, inside linebacker, Sandusky COMMITTED TO AKRON Offers: Akron, Columbia and Harvard Height: 6-foot-1 Weight: 227 Speed: Not listed Notes: Caponi's profile on Rivals.com looks more like a valedictorian's CV than a brutish linebacker's page. He carries a 3.87 GPA and had Ivy League scholarship offers. Nothing against my alma mater, but I would not have turned down Harvard for Akron.
Here are six new scholarship offers...
Kyle Smith, quarterback, Lancaster, Pa. Offers: Akron Height: 6-3 Weight: 183 Speed: Not listed Notes: As a junior, Smith threw 42 touchdowns and five interceptions, completing 65 percent of his passes. Smith is another academic whiz, with his 4.5 GPA. He wants to be an engineer, which will give Akron an edge over many schools. Other than Akron, Central Michigan, Connecticut, Rutgers and Northwestern have contacted Smith the most.
Darnell Laws, running back, Richland, N.J. Offers: Akron Height: 5-11 Weight: 202 Speed: Not listed Notes: Laws would like to commit before his senior season begins. The bruising running back visited Syracuse in March. He also plays linebacker.
Giorgio Bowers, running back, Rich Central, Ill. Offers: Akron, Bowling Green and Northern Illinois Height: 5-9 Weight: 192 Speed: 4.59 Notes: Rivals.com gives Bowers three stars. He plans to visit Akron sometime this summer. Bowers' highlight video shows a determined runner who does not go down on first contact.
Max Williams, wide receiver, Marietta, Ga. Offers: Akron Height: 6-1 Weight: 180 Speed: 4.45 Notes: Williams' highlight video shows a good route runner whose concentration allows him to catch well in traffic. He has interest in schools from the ACC, SEC and Division I-AA.
Scott Miller, wide receiver, Egg Harbor Township Offers: Akron Height: 6-0 Weight: 165 Speed: 4.76 Notes: By his size and speed, Miller does not look like a Division I receiver to me. He also has interest from Nebraska, Rutgers and Ivy League schools.
Taylor Mack, cornerback, Atlanta Offers: Akron and Connecticut Height: 5-9 Weight: 160 Speed: 4.59 Notes: Rivals.com gives Mack three stars. The site was impressed with Mack's coverage skills at a camp last week.
Click here for a cumulative list of offers and commitments.
This week, I will focus on stadium coverage. On Monday, I will publish my extensive notes from touring the stadium. On Tuesday, I will review Akron's marketing plan to fill InfoCision Stadium. On Wednesday, I will post our video from touring the stadium.
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