A source tells me that Akron might have pulled a coup on Toledo when a four-star safety decommitted and chose the Zips.
The player is Jermaine Robinson, the No. 14 prep school athlete in the nation. Coming out of a Pittsburgh high school last year, he verbally committed to West Virginia, then signed a letter of intent with Toledo before finally deciding to enroll at Milford Academy in New York. He is 6-foot-2 and runs a 4.53 in the 40-yard dash.
Robinson turned on West Virginia when Rich Rodriguez bolted for Michigan. According to Rivals.com, he currently is a soft verbal with Toledo. However, Rockets' coach Tom Amstutz has left, too. Presumably, that is why Robinson is changing his mind again.
As is typical with prep school players, there might be some clearinghouse issues. However, if Robinson indeed signs with Akron and qualifies, he could make an impact in 2009 and possibly begin to step into Bryan Williams' position.