Zeke Marshall is a Zip.
One of the nation's top 40 recruits signed his letter of intent just after 1 p.m. today. Members of the athletic department crowded around the fax machine and celebrated when his letter arrived.
Rivals.com ranks Marshall the No. 7 center and No. 39 player in the nation. The site calls him a developing center with a lot of potential. Scout.com ranks Marshall as the No. 7 center and No. 40 player in the nation.
This is one of the highest-profile signings in the history of the MAC, and certainly since the Internet made recruiting such a hot topic for fans. As you can see at ZipsNation.org, fans are going nuts over the potential dominance of Marshall.
With the perimeter defense that the Zips' freshman guards will provide and Marshall's unique ability to change an offensive gameplan with his shotblocking, Akron's defense has potential to be absolutely impenetrable. Marshall's size will give him 10 points a night from the get-go, but adding some weight to his 210-pound frame would make him unstoppable.
By the way, I won't be blogging from the game on Saturday. I have to take the lady friend out on a date. However, the ABJ's Michael Beaven will liveblog for me.