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Zips add defensive end

By mrasor Published: December 18, 2006

Football


Akron's 13th verbal commitment of the year is Shane Shead, a 6-foot-5 two-star defensive end from Hargrave Military Academy in Virginia.


Rivals.com considered Shead a sleeper when he left Plano West High School in Texas. Schools interested in his services included Illinois, Iowa State, Kansas, Texas A&M, Tulane and SMU.


Shead enrolled in prep school to better his grades, much like current phenom David Harvey.


Scout.com gives Shead one star, and does not mention Akron as a potential candidate. Schools on that site include Baylor, N.C. State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas A&M.


Considering the schools going after Shead, I'd say this is a solid recruit for the Zips.

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