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  1. Maxpreps has Andre Proffitt listed as a DT. https://www.maxpreps.com/athlete/andre-proffitt/K2v1o5j-EeiAyNdjx8XCRA/default.htm Blue & Gold, Can you state why you have him listed as an OL. Where did you get that information? If he is a DT, then Coach Arth has recruited 4 DL prospects, three who have excellent size, (280, 260, 280, and 230 lb). I have always been concerned with the DL at Akron. Usually, the recruits are not that big or not rated at all, and the play over the years has been suspect at best. We have gotten some good transfers or JUCO's for the DL that have played well. If these 4 guys turn out to be talented, then Coach has done a great job and the DL will be set for years. However, when I watch Proffitt's game film, I do not see a lot of very positive plays. Anyhow, I have trust in Arth, and this is one more recruit that will help Akron turn the corner in the future and become a MAC force. Go Zips
  2. https://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/06/26/clemson-football-14-more-positives-for-covid-19-now-up-to-37-total/ Here is a link I found that the number of Clemson players are now up to 37. This article is a week old so the number may have changed since it was published.
  3. https://247sports.com/college/akron/Player/Daylen-Morgan-46102665/ Shows as an ILB commit in 247.
  4. WF site said he averaged 1.7 ppg over 41 games.
  5. What a sad showing for the Zips. If these results are correct, we are looking at another 0-12 season.
  6. Can someone post a link to the pre season team? I could not find it on line.
  7. I could not find him in the 247 database. His film does look good. I am still sold on Reese as the stud of the class so far. It is concerning me that these recruits have no stars. I know that there are a lot of good players who do not get rated and get stars, but as a rule, the rated players tend to be better as a general rule.
  8. I think we need good QB play to win some games. I see the young guys as having potential but they may not be ready yet. I am hoping that Nelson steps up. If someone else does, that is great. . 94zipgrad Have to do some digging but I think Floyd, Brimage, & Woolridge signed with Ashland. Ramart with Indiana University of Pennsylvania & Mack got on with a small school somewhere D As I stated, I hope they land at a school and play. But they are not getting Division 1 offers. Bowden had too many non-Division 1 players. We need to get them in the transfer portal and add D1 athletes. So what if we get down to 60 athletes, as long as they are D1 athletes. Having 20-25 guys who cannot play does not help.
  9. Does anyone have an update on the status of this situation and lawsuit?
  10. I was looking at the transfer portal this morning before the Holday activities start, and I noticed the following. I know that everything is not up to date, but 247 does a pretty good job keeping up to date. Transfers to Akron, (hopefully both decent pickups these are positions of need for next year) -Cole Gest -Zach Leininger Akron transfers to other schools -Keyondre White to Hampton -Brandon Council to Auburn (this is a big loss) -Keyshawn Swanson to Troy, (looks like a good move for him) -Nick Demchuk to Gannon Transfer to return to Akron -Andre Williams (I would never allow this return, this may be a bad move) Those who have not found a new school -Alex Ramhart (I think he found a small school) -Devanier Floyd -Malik Woodridge -Deandre Brimage -Tyson Mcdonald -Zaire Jacobs -Keyshod Mack -Jerome Cooper -JJ Mack This shows the talent level of the Bowden recruits that these players cannot get another division 1 scholarship. I said this before, but in reality, I am hoping that another 10 or more Bowden recruits who do not have Division 1 talent get in the portal. For one thing, they could play at a lower level and I hope they move in that direction Also, this could be a significant cost savings to the University. I believe that the talent that Arth has recruited over the last 2 years is far significant to that of Bowden. I do not know if this will translate into wins in 2020 because the upper class talent is so bare, but the future is being set. Now, one person who can change this is Kato Nelson. Several years back, we all wanted to have Bowden burn his redshirt when the starting QB was hurt, since we thought we had a chance with him. The last couple of years have been disappointing. I hope he has a monster senior year for the Zips. More to come in the future.
  11. Wow, in the Bowden years, I always wondered who would be playing DL, then, we would get a transfer or some commit that was unexpected or unknown. I am so impressed at how Arth is building the DL. we have some transfers in Cross and Mitchell, Logan Hawkins came from the Bowden era (I believe), we have youngsters in Allen, Sy, Wade, Wilson, and Julius Hawkins. I am hoping Meeks has a good senior season. But now, I see two future DL men that appear to be excellent. Let's welcome Reese and Jabbaar. They appear to be excellent additions. The future DL appears to be talented and deep and will help the Zips dominate. I hope that they can get 1-2 more DL commitments this year and continue to build for the present as well as the future. Keep it up Coach Arth. I do not know how may victories we will get in 2020 (if any), but you are definitely building up the talent base to a level that I have not seen years. Too bad that Bowden left the talent level so bare. Go Zips.
  12. Looking at his HUDL tapes, he looks like the best DL recruit commitment that we have had in years. I know the tapes only take his best plays, but what was picked out look very very good. He played against some very big and good schools and he was dominant. thanks for sharing the HUDL link.
  13. Also, just a suggestion, when you update the list of commitments, do you want to include the following who are committed to start in January 2021 since they will count toward next year's list: this is copied from GOZIPS.com RYAN JANKOWSKI Quarterback • Freshman • 6-2 • 190 Vero Beach, Fla. | Vero Beach HS High School: Team captain ... three-year letterwinner for coach Lenny Jankowski, his father, at Vero Beach HS ... team set the Florida state record with 62 consecutive regular-season wins ... team won eight straight district championships ... finalist for the 8A Player of the Year in the state of Florida, finishing third ... TCPalm first-team All-Area ... 2019 TCPalm Player of the Year finalist (winner to be announced in May) ... in 2019, led team to an 11-1 record, including an undefeated regular season ... as a senior, had 2,300 passing yards for 22 touchdowns ... set the school record for completion percentage (72.8%) in a season in 2019 ... National Honor Society member ... Dean's List with a 4.0 GPA as a junior and senior. Personal: Born April 18, 2001 ... parents are Lenny and Ally Jankowski ... has two sisters– Abby and Emma ... father played baseball at Kennesaw State ... will enroll at Akron in January 2021. KONATA MUMPFIELD Wide Receiver • Freshman • 6-0 • 175 Hoschton, Ga. | Dacula HS High School: Team captain ... four-year letterwinner and three-year starter for coach Clint Jenkins at Dacula HS ... played wide receiver and defensive back ... All-State Honorable Mention ... two-time All-Region and two-time All-County honoree ... team was a two-time state semifinalist and undefeated in four years of regional play ... went 13-1 in 2019 ... as a senior, had 42 receptions for 713 yards and a team-best 13 touchdowns ... set the school record with receiving touchdowns in a season (13) ... also had three punt returns for touchdowns ... also had an interception return for a touchdown ... participated in the Georgia Elite Classic ... two-year letterwinner in basketball. Personal: Born October 24, 2002 ... parents are Ceeprian and Michelle Mumpfield ... has two older brothers– Marquis and D.J.– and a younger sister Maia ... father played football at N.C. State ... plans to study sports medicine ... will enroll at Akron in January 2021.
  14. https://www.news-herald.com/sports/euclid-football-armond-scott-alex-reese-commit-to-kentucky-akron/article_f50a2c80-9162-11ea-ae03-0bc52ca87022.html I should have said news herald instead of the news. I hope the link works.
  15. I could not find Alex Reese in the 247 database. Per the news, he is 255 lb and not 280. Looking at MaxPreps, he looks really quick in a limited number of snaps. Again, I trust in Coach Arth that this is a really good commitment.
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