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Glenville wide receiver reportedly gets offer from Zips

By mdyer Published: December 29, 2010

Cleveland Glenville senior wide receiver Frank Clark has reportedly been offered by Akron, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Clark, who is 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, also has offers from California, Eastern Michigan, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina and Toledo.

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Pennsylvania lineman commits to Zips

By mdyer Published: December 29, 2010

Greater Johnstown senior lineman Dajour Morris has reportedly made a verbal commitment to play football at the University of Akron, according to The Tribune-Democract (Johnstown , Pa.).

Morris, who is 6-foot-2 and 295 pounds, told the publication the Zips plan to use him as a defensive tackle, defensive and also a linebacker.

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Grant gains national second team honor

By RonPreps Published: December 28, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior cornerback Doran Grant has been named to the USA Today All-USA second-team.

Grant, who is 5-foot-10 and 177 pounds, was one of four Ohio players to make the second-team.

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Another offer for Walsh DE

By mdyer Published: December 27, 2010

Walsh Jesuit senior defensive end Reed Remington has reportedly received an offer from the University of Dayton, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Remington, who is 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, also has offers from Bucknell, Wayne State and Holy Cross.

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Koufos home for Christmas

By mikeb Published: December 26, 2010

Minnesota Timberwolves reserve center Kosta Koufos stood and smiled in the visiting locker room Sunday night at Quicken Loans Arena as a fun weekend came to an end.

Koufos, 21, was happy for two reasons; his Timberwolves earned a 98-97 win over the host Cleveland Cavaliers, and he got to spend Christmas with his family in Canton.

“I was blessed and fortunate enough to see my family for Christmas,” Koufos said before the game. “It was refreshing to get to sleep in my own bed and it brought back memories. It helped to get me energized for the game.”

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Report: Grant visited Ohio State

By mdyer Published: December 22, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior DB Doran Grant reportedly took an official visit to Ohio State last weekend, says ESPN.com. Here is an update from ESPN.com.

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Walsh Jesuit DE has new offer

By mdyer Published: December 22, 2010

Walsh Jesuit senior defensive end Reed Remington has reportedly been offered by Holy Cross, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

Remington, who is 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, also has offers from Bucknell and Wayne State, according to the website.

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Grant considering his options

By mdyer Published: December 15, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior DB Doran Grant is reportedly considering Ohio State and Michigan State among his final college choices.

Scout.com reported Grant will visit Ohio State this weekend. Grant reportedly visited Michigan State on Dec. 4.

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Hoban standouts considering Ohio State

By mdyer Published: December 15, 2010

Hoban junior defensive ends LaTroy Lewis and Greg McMullen will start to narrow their college list after the New Year, according to Hoban football coach Ralph Orsini.

Orsini said in an e-mail today that Ohio State is in the top two for both players.

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Cincinnati Colerain QB picks Zips

By mdyer Published: December 14, 2010

Cincinnati Colerain senior quarterback Tyler Williams verbally committed to the University of Akron on Monday night, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Williams, who played quarterback in a triple-option offense for the Cardinals this season, is projected to be a running back/wide receiver and a returner on special teams for the Zips.

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Flight of the Firestone Falcons?

By gthomas Published: December 10, 2010

At least two former members of the Firestone Falcons - notice the word "former" - have left the football  team to return to their neighborhood in West Akron, which just happens to be the home base of the Buchtel Griffins, state runners up in the Divsion III playoffs.

Timonte Anderson, a defensive back and his brother, free safety Larry Sullivan, will begin attending Buchtel Monday, they confirmed to the Akron Beacon Journal Friday night prior to the Buchtel-Ellet hoops game.

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Glenville defensive duo reportedly pick Zips

By mdyer Published: December 9, 2010

A pair of Cleveland Glenville football players have reportedly made verbal commitments to play at the University of Akron, according to Cleveland.com.

Senior defensive backs Johnny Robinson Jr. and DeVonte Morgan committed to the Zips, according to the report. Robinson (5-foot-10, 190 pounds) had 55 tackles, three interceptions and a touchdown this season, according to the report.

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Alliance's Garlock reportedly makes college choice

By mdyer Published: December 9, 2010

Alliance long snapper William Garlock has reportedly committed to play football at Bluffton, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Garlock is 6-foot-1 and 240 pounds, according to the website.

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Walsh and Twinsburg girls in Key Bank Holiday Classic

By mdyer Published: December 9, 2010

Walsh Jesuit and Twinsburg are among the area girls’ basketball teams that will participate in the Key Bank Holiday Classic Dec. 28-30 at Pickerington North High School in Pickerington, Ohio.

This tournament annually features top teams from Ohio and out-of-state. Walsh Jesuit will play Marion County (Ky ) at 3 p.m. Dec. 8 in the first game of the tournament. Twinsburg plays Mount Lebanon (Pa.) at 4:45 p.m.

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Massillon's Olack stunned by college coach's resignation

By mdyer Published: December 8, 2010

Massillon senior wide receiver Justin Olack told the Sporting News that he was surprised to learn of Pittsburgh coach Dave Wannstedt's resignation on Tuesday.

"I've talked to some of other commits and they're the same, stunned," Olack told the publication. "He was a great guy and he was one of the main reasons I committed to Pitt."

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Area football recruiting updates

By mdyer Published: December 8, 2010

Walsh Jesuit senior punter Drew Kaser has reportedly been offered by Central Michigan, according to ScoutingOhio.com. Kaser, who is 6-foot-4 and 215 pounds, also has an offer from Illinois.

Canton McKinley senior quarterback Kyle Ohradzansky has reportedly made a commitment to play college football at Lafayette , according to ScoutingOhio.com. Ohradzansky, who is 6-foot-1 and 212 pounds, also had offers from Illinois State and Colgate and interest from Mid-American Conference schools, according to published reports.

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State Championship: Buchtel vs Bishop Watterson

By gthomas Published: December 4, 2010

Halftime:  Buchtel 6, Watterson 6

This is shaping up to be a defensive struggle.  Watterson is playing solid, fundamental defense and staying at home, nullifying Buchtel's speed.   It's their defense that has kept them in the game with Jarrod Wilson coming up with at least three of Buchtel's four turnovers, including one to end the first half and score an 81-yard TD.

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Gridlocks: State championships

By Dan Published: December 1, 2010

Cincinnati Colerain QB making UA visit

By mdyer Published: December 1, 2010

One of the Cincinnati ’s top high school players will take a visit to the University of Akron this weekend.

Colerain senior quarterback Tyler Williams will visit Akron, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer. Williams helped lead the Cardinals to a 10-0 regular season record. Colerain was a regional semifinals.

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Wadsworth wrestling team participating in prestigious meet

By mdyer Published: December 1, 2010

The Wadsworth wrestling team will attend a prestigious Super Dual meet in Cincinnati on Saturday. Wadsworth, the reigning Division I state champions, will join 11 other elite teams at Moeller High School for the Moeller Duals. Other teams include Brother Martin (Tennessee state champion), Louisville Trinity (Kentucky state champions) and several others. Wrestling starts at 8:30 a.m. and the finals are scheduled for 5 p.m.

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Roosevelt lineman continues making visits

By mdyer Published: December 1, 2010

Kent Roosevelt junior offensive lineman Ryan Anderson continues to visit some college programs. Anderson, who is regarded as one of the state’s top players in the 2012 class, attended the Pittsburgh-West Virginia game last Friday and the Ohio State-Michigan game on Saturday, according to Kent Roosevelt coach John Nemec.

Anderson (6-4, 300 pounds) has an offer from Pittsburgh, according to ScoutingOhio.com.

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St. V-M's Grant visited Ohio State

By mdyer Published: December 1, 2010

St. Vincent-St. Mary senior cornerback Doran Grant visited Ohio State this past weekend as the Buckeyes played Michigan, according to Rivals.com.

Grant is considering the likes of Michigan State, Ohio State, Michigan, Southern California, Notre Dame, Iowa, Georgia Tech and Penn State, according to a recent Beacon Journal report.

The Associated Press selected Grant as Division III Defensive Player of the Year and selected him to the Northeast Inland All-District team.

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