This might interest you...
A member of Protrade.com -- 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: Rivals.com 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 Rivals.com gives him three stars.
Nate Hardy, athlete, New Haven, Mich. Offers: Eastern Michigan
- 2013 (115)
- 2012 (199)
- 2011 (225)
- 2010 (266)
- 2009 (380)
- 2008 (327)
- 2007 (561)
- 2006 (605)
- 2005 (89)