Scout.com is reporting that Ohio running back Stephen Curtis committed to Akron.
The 5-foot-10, 185-pound rusher also had a scholarship offer from Western Michigan. He averaged 7.4 yards per carry at Wayne High School in Huber Heights. His highlight video shows a shifty runner who prefers to go outside the tackles.
Curtis was a high school teammate of Zips' 2008 recruit Troy Gilmer, a running back/linebacker. Curtis also might play safety in college.
Curtis did not qualify coming out of high school. Therefore, he will attempt to qualify on campus this fall, then join the team next season if all goes well.
Wide receiver Dee Frieson is the Zips' other early commitment to this point.