Coaches talk a lot about how hard it is to recruit defensive linemen.
But at least put some effort into it.
The position is assuredly a weakness with the program -- and at many mid-major schools as well. If you don't throw scholarship offers out there, it is possible to get stuck without any depth for a second-straight season, as is the case with the Zips.
The newest offer looks like a good one...
defensive end, Coconut Creek, Fla.
Offers: Akron, Florida Atlantic, Indiana and Troy
Notes: That's a pretty solid 40-yard dash for a 235 pounder. It was recorded at a combine, so you know it's legit.
Likelihood: Akron has routinely beaten the lower-tier Big Ten schools on the recruiting trail. IU coach
serious illness certainly will affect the Hoosiers. At this point, you have to cheer any time Akron receives a commitment from a defensive lineman it offers.
Offers: Akron and Ohio
Notes: Bryant told Rivals.com he runs a 4.4. Turns out, when they clocked him at a Scout.com combine, that became a 4.56. In terms of recruiting, that's a pretty big difference. Judging by his offers, Bryant wasn't fooling anyone regardless.
is not shy when he says he would love to play at West Virginia. He rooted for the Mountaineers since sixth grade. I can respect that. Unfortunately, most 5-9 corners that get offers to West Virginia have blazing (4.4 to 4.45) speed. He looks like a MAC prospect.
The New Orleans Saints and
agreed on a contract Monday. There was no way a guy like Alleman would hold out. Also signing with the Saints on Monday was
Usama Young, cornerback from Kent State, who was their other third-round pick.
It's too nice outside today for me seriously to consider writing a lot. But
Dan Kadar did. He broke down Kent State for you