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  1. 2019 Offers

    What he does bringing the ball up against pressure at the 2:23 mark is impressive! Edit: Yeah, after watching the entire video, he's good. I want him.
  2. 2019 Offers

    6-6, 195 24/7Sports dot com lists him as a 3-star power forward. Also listed as the #4 player in the state of Kentucky.
  3. 2019 Offers

    If we land him it'd make for a really nice freshman class w/ Ali & Dawson already signed. Hopefully LCJ can sway him to wear the blue & gold.
  4. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    That's the year I really started following UA.
  5. Maishe Dailey

    Though I would rather he had stayed, neither do I. He was even more one-dimensional than former 3-point specialists Reggie McAdams & Jake Kretzer.
  6. Maishe Dailey

    I'm cool with this, albeit not overly excited. I'm hoping for more news today on either another high school senior signee or a player who can help us on the court next season.
  7. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    Good luck, Eric! Keep that nose in those books, my man. Edit: ^^Oops, wrong thread.
  8. 2019 Offers

    Coach posted this earlier this a.m., so we may have gotten another commitment today. I've done a little searching but can't find anything.
  9. VerbalCommits has us extending an offer to 2016 6'6" SG Maishe Daily. He's got quite an impressive offer list - 20 schools & counting. http://www.verbalcommits.com/players/maishe-dailey
  10. Maishe Dailey

    He's listed as a combo guard so maybe takes the baton after Cheese graduates?
  11. 2019 Preseason

    He’s always been listed at 6’1”. Must be a typo.
  12. 2019 Preseason

    Logan Hawkins looked good. I wish DeAndre Brimage would explode off the line harder.
  13. 2019 Preseason

    IIRC that’s the 5’6” transfer from Mount. I forget his name & he’s not listed on the GoZips.com roster.
  14. 2019 Preseason

    Simply couldn't have asked for better weather today. Michael Scott stood out to me right away. He's a little bigger than Josh Ward & seems to move just as well. Josh also looks good as always. Jeffrey Lubin & Rich Hall really pass the eyeball test as DB's. Lubin's a big corner at 6'2". Being that tall I thought he might get moved to safety, but no, he's at CB. Gavin Blunt looked good at WR. Big, tall, pretty fast & has nice moves. But Gavin won't see the field much this year. We're stacked at WR. Jonah Morris, Boogie Knight & Nate Stewart are 3 legit WR's. Add Andre Williams to that corps & it's quite loaded. Timothy Scipio is also a big, athletic WR who adds depth. Our offense is going to be quite multiple. It looks like Arth likes RB's who can catch the ball out of the backfield. We often had either Deltron Sands or that new walk-on from MUU line up in the backfield but go into motion out wide. This gave us a spread offense with Deltron, Jonah, Boogie & Nate out wide & Maverick Wolfey at TE. Bad news: Jonah Morris looked like he hurt his knee & had to be carted off the field. I pray it's not too serious. Abraham Alce is a tank. I didn't notice Devanier Floyd today. Did he practice? There were a lot of this year's signees at the game. At least I think that's who they were. There may have been some recruits at the game as well. I could only recognize OL Xavier Gray from Jackson. So I just assumed they were signees who will be freshmen next season.
  15. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    The had (3?) incoming verbal commits de-commit after Oates left.
  16. They've had that portable barrier up between the hill & the field for a couple years now, right? Looks silly. I hope this gets corrected quickly, it's been too long & looks ridiculous.
  17. Baseball's Coming Back

    We certainly haven't been having any problems signing players for next year. Jordan Banfield is our baseball recruiting coordinator (I think), and this is what he tweets whenever we sign a player. He tweets this at least two times per week. Idk what kind of prospects our signees are, but having numbers certainly isn't going to be an issue.
  18. 2019-2020 Akron Zips Basketball- Looking Forward

    Thanks for compiling that info. Of our 4 transfers, the only transfer of real consequence is Utomi. Frankly, I'm relieved Poke and Kostelac's scholarships are freed up. Gueye was an intriguing prospect, but nothing more than that.
  19. 2019 Preseason

    So glad we have Dr. Z & Capt. K. ABJ: Zips enduring growing pains as spring showcase looms
  20. Ole K.D........

    Wow. This is going to be an interesting story to watch develop. Unlike us, Pittsburgh has a local paper so we should be getting more information on the situation. Gavin Bizeau & Dylan Swigle were both being recruited by KD when he was still at Akron.
  21. 2020 Recruiting

    @Captain Kangaroo mentioned there were a number of McKinley players at a practice a week or so ago. I know we're currently looking at handful of McKinley players and, according to social media, have apparently already offered three. Let me see if I can dig up their names... Jalen Ross, 6-3, 190 WR, S. Offered. From Canton, he went to STVM his freshman & sophomore years & then transferred to McK. He has 9 D-1 offers, a few of those being FCS, I believe. Jasper Robinson, 6-5, 240, TE. Offered. IIRC, he also has an offer from Toledo. Good athlete. I got to see him play basketball this past year. Like Jalen, also plays basketball at McK. IMHO, I like multi-sport athletes, especially football players who either play basketball or wrestle. Really shows they're not stiffs. D.J. Owens, DE, 6-0, 230. I don't believe we've yet offered D.J. Jonah Lytle, DB. I don't believe we've yet offered Jonah. Brian Pinkey II, DB. Offered. Brian's only going to be a junior next year, so he's targeted for the '21 recruiting class.
  22. 2019 Recruiting

    ...wrong thread...
  23. 2019 Recruiting

    2019 Commits: Zach Gibson, QB, 6-3, 215, Johns Creek HS, Alpharetta, GA Xavior Gray, OL, 6-9, 320, Jackson HS, Massillon, OH Caleb Herring, OT, 6-7, 315, St. Edward HS, Lakewood, OH Owen Murphy, OL, 6-6, 280, St. Ignatius HS, Cleveland, OH Jordan Daniels, OT, 6-5, 275, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC Michael Scott, DE, 6-3, 230, Iowa Western CC, North Florida Christian HS, Tallahassee, FL Demetrick Watts, LB, 6-0, 225, Humboldt State, Hillcrest HS, Riverside, CA Jarred Uran, LB, 6-2, 195, LaSalle HS, Cincinnati, OH Keyshawn Swanson, ATH, 5-11, 178, West Florida HS, Pensacola, FL Randy Cochran, CB, 6-0, 175, Norcross HS, Norcross, GA Tyson McDonald, S, 6-2, 195, Eleanor Roosevelt HS, Corona, CA Daniel Lavelle, DE, 6-4, 240, Mary Persons HS, Forsyth, GA Michael Mathison, WR, 5-10, 175, Newton HS, Covington, GA Peter Hayes-Patrick, RB, 6-0, 190, Winter Park HS, Winter Park, FL Corey Thomas, S, 6-4, 190, Central Catholic HS, Pittsburgh, PA Preferred Walk-Ons: QB Nic Demchuk, 6-2, 180, Benedictine HS, Cleveland, OH ATH Connor Shell, 6-1, 190, Bay HS, Bay Village, OH OL Alex Robarge, 6-5, 315, Kenston HS, Chagrin Falls, OH LB Mason McMillen, 5-11, 205, Wadsworth HS, Wadsworth, OH RB Taylor Griffin, 5-10, 195, Strongsville HS, Strongsville, OH ATH JJ Coleman, 5-11, 175, Westlake HS, Westlake, OH WR Shawn Naim, 6-3, 190, Lutheran West HS, Rocky River, OH DL Bryce Wilson, 6-3, 235, Parkview HS, Lilburn, GA OL Ryan Beckman, 6-2, 285, Avon Lake HS, Avon Lake, OH WR Terrance Davis, 6-3, 175, Girard HS, Girard, OH For reference, I'm not going to delete all the verbals we had under Bowden. It'll be interesting to see who they end up signing with & which ones we hang on to. FORMER 2019 (Bowden) commits: Tyler Connolly, OL, 6-5, 285, Marysville HS, Marysville, OH (Akron) Janil Brown, DT, 6-3, 300, Palm Beach Central HS, Wellington, FL (Akron) Jalen Bell, DT, 6-0, 285, Martin Luther King HS, Detroit, MI (Akron) Sonny Ray Jones, Jr., RB, 5-11, 185, Ravenna HS, Ravenna, OH (Akron) Jaison Williams, OL, 6-2, 330, Trotwood Madison HS, Trotwood, OH (Akron) Jarred Uran, LB, 6-2, 195, LaSalle HS, Cincinnati, OH (Akron, Ball St., BG, EMU, Kent St., UMass, NMSU, NDSU, Ohio) Kyre Williams, DB, 5-11, 195, East HS, Akron, OH (Akron, Buffalo, EMU, Toledo) Deearius Reese, DT, 6-2, 280, East HS, Akron, OH (Akron, EMU, Kent St., Toledo) Tyler Riddell, QB, 6-1, 173, Chamberlain HS, Tampa, FL (Akron, Southern Miss) Chris McDonald, CB, 5-10, 170, Southridge HS, Miami, FL (Akron, Southern Miss, App State, Arkansas St., BG, Buffalo, FAU, Georgia St., Marshall, UMass, NC State, Temple, Toledo, UAB, UNLV, USF) Will King, DE, 6-6, 220, New Albany HS, New Albany, OH (Akron) Jesus Santiago, CB, 5-11, 170, Palm Beach Central HS, West Palm Beach, FL (Akron, App State, Air Force, FAU) Chris Hill Jr., DB, 6-2, 180, Coral Springs HS, Coral Springs, FL (Akron, BGSU, Missouri, Buffalo, Kentucky, WKU, Tulane) Keyon Martin, CB, 5-11, 160, Deerfield Beach HS, Deerfield Beach, FL (Akron, Air Force, Ohio, NIU) Non-Qualifiers from 2018 counting toward 2019 class: Adetutu Daranijo, S, 5-10, 190, 3-star, St. Thomas Aquinas HS, Fort Lauderdale, FL Shedro Louis, WR, 5-8, 160, Immokalee HS, Immokalee, FL Treon Sibley, WR, 6-0, 185, Coventry HS, Akron, OH Breakdown: This brings the '18 class to 17 players, broken down as such: 14 high school seniors 3 non-qualifiers from last season (WR Treon Sibley, WR Shedro Louis, & S Adetutu Daranijo) Position Breakdown: Offense: OL: 2 (Tyler Connolly, Jaison Williams) TE: 0 RB: 1 (Sonny Ray Jones, Jr.) WR: 2 (Treon Sibley, Shedro Louis) QB: 1 (Tyler Riddell) Defense: DT: 3 (Janil Brown, Jalen Bell, Deearius Reese) DE: 1 (Will King) LB: 1 (Jarred Uran) DB: 6 (Kyre Williams, Chris McDonald, Adetutu Daranijo, Jesus Santiago, Chris Hill Jr., Keyon Martin)