Akron is set to lock up one of the biggest recruits in MAC history today -- the first day a high school senior, namely Zeke Marshall, can sign a National Letter of Intent.
For me, this feels like an extra point that a football team needs to secure a tie in the last minute of the game. It should happen. It usually happens. But if it doesn't happen, it's a huge problem and a bunch of wasted effort.
From everything I have heard, Marshall is a trustworthy young man who comes from a great family. I expect him to keep his word, but until a player of this magnitude commits on paper, I will be a little queasy.
One analyst on Scout.com said Marshall is his sleeper from this recruiting class, despite acknowledging that the 7-foot center is already rated very highly.
I will try to keep you up to date as the day progresses.