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Cincinnati Princeton recruit excited about new Zips head coach Terry Bowden

By mdyer Published: December 22, 2011

A Cincinnati-area football recruit from the 2012 class says he’s ecstatic about the University of Akron hiring Terry Bowden as its next head football coach today.

Cincinnati Princeton senior outside linebacker/defensive end Daryan Martin told the Cincinnati Enquirer today that Bowden’s hiring reaffirms his verbal commitment to the Zips. He plans to take an official visit to Akron the weekend of Jan. 21.

“I am very excited about coach Bowden,” Martin told The Enquirer. “He has a great pedigree.”

Martin, who is 6 feet 4 and 215 pounds, verbally committed to the Zips in early July after he was offered at a team camp in suburban Cincinnati in June.

Martin had interest from other schools, but remained committed to Akron after coach Rob Ianello was fired, according to the Enquirer.

Martin is considered a versatile athlete who can play defensive end but also cover the wide receiver or slot positions down the field as a linebacker.

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