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Zips' stock rising

By mrasor Published: December 27, 2007

Men's basketball
This might interest you...
A member of -- the sports stock market Web site -- says Akron is a good buy.
If I had some spare time, I would be tempted to toss away $50 to see if the Zips can earn me some money -- you know, to make up for all the heartbreak over the past few years.
Often, a mid-level player will have MAC scholarship offers and "interest" in bigger schools.
Conversely, there are some players who have other D-IA scholarships, but still want one from Akron. There are 25 to be exact.

    Here is a list. You might see some of them on signing day...
    Kevin Craft, quarterback, Walnut C.C., Calif. Offers: Hawaii
    Aston Jackson, running back, Xenia, Ohio Offers: Miami (Ohio)
    Gary Thornton, running back, Youngstown (Rayen HS) Offers: Army
    Ryan Clark, running back, Westerville, Ohio Offers: Air Force
    Troy Gilmer, running back, Huber Heights, Ohio Offers: Western Michigan
    Deric Davis, wide receiver, C.C. of San Francisco, Calif. Offers: New Mexico
    Torieal Gibson, wide receiver, Cleveland (Glenville HS) Offers: Ball State
    James O'Quinn, wide receiver, Vandergrift, Pa. Offers: Buffalo and Toledo
    Tobias Shanks, wide receiver, San Marcos C.C., Calif. Offers: Arizona
    Rhyne Ladrach, tight end, Orrville, Ohio Offers: Air Force and Kent
    Jarod Emerson, offensive guard, Youngstown (Cardinal Mooney HS) Offers: Army
    Eugene Germany, defensive end, Mt. San Antonio C.C., Calif. Offers: Marshall Note: gives Germany three stars, which would make him the Zips' highest touted recruit to this point.
    Cody Connare, defensive end, Olmsted Falls, Ohio Offers: Air Force
    Lawrence Young, defensive end, Detroit Offers: Central Michigan
    Josh Fitzpatrick, linebacker, Columbus Offers: Air Force
    Adrian Robinson, linebacker, Harrisburg, Pa. Offers: Connecticut
    Reggie Powers, linebacker, North Las Vegas, Nev. Offers: None, but he was on Nevada's all-state team and has "high" interest only in Akron.
    Jon Sharp, linebacker, Pittsburgh Offers: Temple, Army, Eastern Michigan and Toledo
    Jackson Wehmeyer, linebacker, Austin, Tx. Offers: Air Force and Army
    Kenard Harris, cornerback, Waldorf, Md. Offers: Ohio
    Gerald Nixon, cornerback, New Albany, Ohio Offers: Eastern Michigan
    Devin Arrington, safety, Chesapeake, Va. Offers: Kent State
    Thomas Douglas, safety, Columbus Offers: Cincinnati and Iowa
    Matt Wakulchik, safety, North Canton Offers: Kent State
    Craig Wilkins, safety, Washington, D.C. Offers: Illinois, North Carolina and Temple
    Glenn Winston, athlete, Detroit Offers: None, but gives him three stars.
    Nate Hardy, athlete, New Haven, Mich. Offers: Eastern Michigan
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