According to the recruiting sites, Painesville point guard Alex Sullivan has committed to Akron.
Rivals.com calls it a soft verbal, which seems like a lesser level of commitment. Neither site offers much more insight on Sullivan.
Akron will have five scholarships to offer this recruiting season. Combo guard Anthony "Humpty" Hitchens already has accepted one.
Looking at the roster, the team will need a couple big men to replace Quade Milum and Jeremiah Wood.
The ABJ's Michael Beaven reminded me that Rydell Brooks has transferred from Niagara. He will sit out this season due to transfer rules. No word on whether he will receive a scholarship. If he does, that will make four point guards on scholarship (five if you count Hitchens). And they'll all be underclassmen. Can somebody say "logjam"?
His blog provides Brooks' stats at Niagara, which were unimpressive as a freshmen. Beaven told me he has seen Brooks play and is impressed by the guard's athleticism, jump shot and slashing ability. At 6-foot-2, he will be a good defender in trapping situations.