Defensive end Kyle Roddenberry from Crystal River, Fla., committed recently to play for Akron.
Neither Rivals.com or Scout.com rank the 6-foot-2, 218-pound prospect very highly. The Zips were his only scholarship offer. His high school team is pretty awful, too.
Still, Akron always will need serviceable defensive ends, and Roddenberry appears he could be one. It helps that his high school plays the same scheme as J.D. Brookhart -- the 3-3-5 formation.