The webcams show that workers have begun to lay down the FieldTurf at InfoCision Stadium.
It might sound silly, but I think the turf will help with recruiting. It will start to look more like a pearl and less like an abandoned quarry. Players can envision themselves making cuts on the surface.
Recruiting is a big focus for football coaches during the summer, but Akron has not traditionally locked up many players during this month.
Here are three new targets:
Shane Gensiak, pro-style quarterback, Archibald, Pa. Offers: Akron Height: 6-foot-4 Weight: 215 Speed: 4.85 Notes: Gensiak also has an offer from St. Francis (Pa.). As a junior, he completed 86 of 167 pass attempts for 1,008 yards and 14 touchdowns. Gensiak also has interest in Kent State, Toledo and some Big East teams. Akron has continued to pursue quarterbacks, despite having Dylan Potts locked up. I wonder if the coaches see the athletic Potts playing a different position.
Jonathan Aiken, wide receiver, Ellsworth C.C. (Iowa) Offers: Akron and Wyoming Height: 6-4 Weight: 205 Speed: 4.4 Notes: In his freshman year, Aiken caught 43 passes for 763 yards and four touchdowns. He probably would have caught more passes if he wasn't playing against another future Division I player (see below).
Quintin Robinson Offers: Akron and Wyoming Height: 6-3 Weight: 190 Speed: Not listed Notes: Robinson had interest in Akron when he was coming out of high school in 2008. It appears Robinson chose junior college in order to improve his grades. As a teammate of Aiken at Ellsworth C.C., Robinson caught 97 passes for 1,223 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Click here for the cumulative list of recruiting targets and commitments.
- 2013 (110)
- 2012 (199)
- 2011 (225)
- 2010 (266)
- 2009 (380)
- 2008 (327)
- 2007 (561)
- 2006 (605)
- 2005 (89)