Archbishop Hoban High School senior Tyler Gilchrist has committed to play football at the University of Akron.
Gilchrist, an Akron resident, helped guide the Hoban Knights to a 14-1 overall record in 2015 and a win over Toledo Central Catholic in the Division III state championship game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
“I just want to say thank you to all the teams that invested their time into me,” Gilchrist wrote on his public Twitter account.
“It has been a blessing to be able to have the opportunities that I’ve had. With that said I have decided to further my education and athletics at The University of Akron. I truly feel this is the best decision for me, and I believe Akron is going to give me the best opportunity to be successful. Thank you everyone who believed in me along the way.”To read more or comment...
The state football championships are set to return to Northeast Ohio in 2017 and 2018.
OHSAA Commissioner Dan Ross announced Thursday morning in Columbus that the tentative plan is to bring the state football finals back to Stark County. The games have been played at Ohio Stadium the past two years, and will take place in Columbus in 2016.
“The plan is for 2017 and 2018, we’ll be back in Stark County and then back here [in Columbus] in 19 and 20,” Ross told the Canton Repository. “The contract for both of those is not finished yet, but we are in the process of doing that.”
Ross said that Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton (formerly Fawcett Stadium) will be the host venue for all seven games, barring any construction complications.To read more or comment...
The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s competitive balance plan will begin a year later than originally expected.
Member schools passed the plan through referendum vote in May 2014, and initially the OHSAA planned to collect roster data during the current 2015-2016 school year and begin the plan during the 2016-2017 school year.
OHSAA Commissioner Dr. Dan Ross announced Thursday that competitive balance will commence during the 2017-2018 school year. Activating the plan in the fall of 2017 will coincide with the start of the OHSAA’s next two-year enrollment cycle, and will also allow for additional time to test the roster data collection software.
“Waiting to implement competitive balance with the next two-year cycle makes sense and will give us more time to test the software and train our schools,” Ross said in a statement.To read more or comment...
Archbishop Hoban High School senior Jonah Morris has committed to play football on scholarship at Indiana University.
Morris, an Akron resident who is 6-foot-4 and 196-pounds, helped guide the Hoban Knights to a 14-1 overall record in 2015 and a win over Toledo Central Catholic in the Division III state championship game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.
“I want to thank God, my family and all the colleges that believe in me and gave me a chance to play for their university,” Morris wrote on his public Twitter account.
“I have finally come across the school that’s best for me, and I feel I have the best chance to achieve my ultimate goal of making it to the NFL a lot sooner, as well as receiving a great degree. I will be joining the No. 1 [ranked] passing offense in the Big Ten.”To read more or comment...
East juniors Jemarulin Suggs and Deandre Brimage have decided to stay in their hometown for college, after both committed to play football at the University of Akron.
Suggs and Brimage are both members of East’s boys basketball team currently under coach Murray L. Hooten III, but their best sport is football.
“I think this is a great opportunity for them,” East football coach Marques Hayes said. “Those guys are extremely hard workers. They have put the time in and they have been patient with the recruiting process. They have talked to numerous schools and both like the University of Akron. They saw what the school is doing and they both said they want to make sure they can help put their own city on the map.”
Hayes, who played football at UA after growing up in Flint, Mich., just completed his fourth season as East’s coach.To read more or comment...