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5 hours ago, LZIp said:

Also FAU per his twitter. Dude looks like a baller.

 

DT Janil Brown, a 2019 Akron commit and a teammate of Jesus Santiago at Palm Beach Central, is mentioned in this preseason article and makes some comments in the accompanying video

 

 

 

 

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Updated:

2019 commits:

Kobe Hilton, OT/DT, 6-4, 260, Farrell HS, Farrell, PA - Akron, Ball St, Buffalo, Miami (OH), Toledo, WMU

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

Quan Easterling, TE, 6-2, 235, Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH - Akron, Toledo

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, Mass, NMSU, NDSU, Ohio.

Max Wynn, LB, 6-2, 210, Centerville HS, Centerville OH - Akron, Ball St, Buffalo, CMU, Cinci, EMU, Kent St, Miami (OH), Ohio, Syracuse, Toledo, WMU

Kyre Williams, DB, Akron East, Akron, OH - Akron, Buffalo, EMU, Toledo

Deearius Reese, DL, Akron East, Akron, OH - Akron, EMU, Kent St, Toledo

Tyler Riddell, QB, Chamberlain, Tampa, FL - Akron, Southern Miss

Chris McDonald, Jr., CB, Southridge, Miami, FL - Akron, Southern Miss, App State, Arkansas State, BG, Buffalo, FAU, Georgia State, Marshall, Mass, NC State, Temple, Toledo, UAB, UNLV, USF

Will King, DE, New Albany, New Albany, OH - Akron

Jesus Santiago, CB, Palm Beach Central, West Palm Beach, FL - Akron, App State, Air Force, FAU

 

Currently have 15 commits in addition to up to 5 apparent non-qualifers this year for next year's class.

 

 

 

 

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20 hours ago, LZIp said:

Updated:

2019 commits:

Kobe Hilton, OT/DT, 6-4, 260, Farrell HS, Farrell, PA - Akron, Ball St, Buffalo, Miami (OH), Toledo, WMU

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

Quan Easterling, TE, 6-2, 235, Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH - Akron, Toledo

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, Mass, NMSU, NDSU, Ohio.

Max Wynn, LB, 6-2, 210, Centerville HS, Centerville OH - Akron, Ball St, Buffalo, CMU, Cinci, EMU, Kent St, Miami (OH), Ohio, Syracuse, Toledo, WMU

Kyre Williams, DB, Akron East, Akron, OH - Akron, Buffalo, EMU, Toledo

Deearius Reese, DL, Akron East, Akron, OH - Akron, EMU, Kent St, Toledo

Tyler Riddell, QB, Chamberlain, Tampa, FL - Akron, Southern Miss

Chris McDonald, Jr., CB, Southridge, Miami, FL - Akron, Southern Miss, App State, Arkansas State, BG, Buffalo, FAU, Georgia State, Marshall, Mass, NC State, Temple, Toledo, UAB, UNLV, USF

Will King, DE, New Albany, New Albany, OH - Akron

Jesus Santiago, CB, Palm Beach Central, West Palm Beach, FL - Akron, App State, Air Force, FAU

 

Currently have 15 commits in addition to up to 5 apparent non-qualifers this year for next year's class.

 

 

 

 

LZip, thank you for compiling this scholarship offer information.  Just an FYI for everyone, I've been continually updating the first post in this thread with current information so our entire recruiting class is listed in Post #1.  @LZIp, I hadn't included the players' other scholarship offers, but I'll add that information now.  I'm not trying to steal your thunder!  Hopefully it will just be easier to find the information if I include it in Post #1.  So thank you for putting this information together, brother!

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56 minutes ago, Blue & Gold said:

LZip, thank you for compiling this scholarship offer information.  Just an FYI for everyone, I've been continually updating the first post in this thread with current information so our entire recruiting class is listed in Post #1.  @LZIp, I hadn't included the players' other scholarship offers, but I'll add that information now.  I'm not trying to steal your thunder!  Hopefully it will just be easier to find the information if I include it in Post #1.  So thank you for putting this information together, brother!

All yours buddy. Your breakdown is more informative than mine, so I'll let you own that. I'll just keep you in line ;)

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On 12/17/2016 at 4:11 PM, Blue & Gold said:

 

2019 commits:

Kobe Hilton, OT/DT, 6-4, 275, Farrell HS, Farrell, PA (Akron, Ball St., Buffalo, Miami (OH), Toledo, WMU)

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)

Quan Easterling, TE, 6-2, 235, Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH (Akron, Toledo)

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)

Max Wynn, LB, 6-3, 210, Centerville HS, Centerville OH (Akron, Ball St., Buffalo, CMU, Cinci, EMU, Kent St., Miami (OH), Ohio, Syracuse, Toledo, WMU)

Kyre Williams, DB, 5-9, 180, 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)

 

Non-Qualifiers from 2018 counting toward 2019 class:

Timothy Scippio, WR, 6-2, 195, Coconut Creek HS, Coconut Creek, FL

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

 

Transfers:

Jonah Morris, WR, 6-4, 208, Indiana / Archbishop Hoban HS, Akron, OH

Walter Brady, DE, 6-3, 265, MTSU / Mizz

 

Former Walk-On:

Cameron Lyons, LS, 6-1, 235, Morgantown HS, Morgantown, WV

 

Breakdown:

This brings the '18 class to 22 players, broken down as such:

15 high school seniors

4 non-qualifiers from last season (WR Treon Sibley, WR Timothy Scippio, WR Shedro Louis, & S Adetutu Daranijo)

2 transfers (DE Walter Brady, WR Jonah Morris - both of whom are eligible to play this season)

1 former walk-on who's earned a full-ride (Cameron Lyons)

 

Position Breakdown:

Offense:

OL: 3 (Kobe Hilton, Tyler Connolly, Jaison Williams)

TE: 1 (Quan Easterling)

RB: 1 (Sonny Ray Jones, Jr.)

WR: 4 (Treon Sibley, Timothy Scippio, Shedro Louis, Jonah Morris)

QB: 1 (Tyler Riddell)

 

Defense:

DT: 3 (Janil Brown, Jalen Bell, Deearius Reese)

DE: 2 (Will King, Walter Brady)

LB: 2 (Jarred Uran, Max Wynn)

DB: 4 (Kyre Williams, Chris McDonald, Adetutu Daranijo, Jesus Santiago)

 

Special Teams:

LS: 1 (Cameron Lyons)

 

OK, I'm confused.  Seems like the 2 transfers who can play this year and the walk-on turned scholarship player should be a part of the 2018 class, but it seems like the rest of them should be in the 2019 class.

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13 hours ago, Zipmeister said:

 

OK, I'm confused.  Seems like the 2 transfers who can play this year and the walk-on turned scholarship player should be a part of the 2018 class, but it seems like the rest of them should be in the 2019 class.

You're spot on, 'Meister.  I included those players because they'll be taking 3 scholarships that weren't given out last year & could have potentially gone to incoming high school seniors.  But those three players certainly won't be included in the Signing Day press release in February (or whenever they do that now).  So my post is definitely off.  I'll correct it.  Thanks!

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22 hours ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

Windham's Phillip Maiorca

 

From a small school, and small-sized. Probably a long shot to be a Zip, but he's on the radar.

 

Article #1

 

Article #2

I think the Zips would do well to have a guy or two like this in their program. he seems like an extremely hard worker and that effort, even if he never sees the field or plays late in lopsided games,  can certainly push those ahead of him on the depth chart. It sounds like his biggest hinderance is size and if he was to be a running back sometimes those little guys are what is needed to slip between those big uglies undetected.

Plus being from Windham his being on the team would probably bring a good handful of fans from that community to a lot of games. Local connections, especially to local communities that support local teams well,  are important when attendance is struggling.

I am obviously no expert on this type of thing but I like to see hard workers get a chance and I think sometimes when choosing well taking a flyer on someone can provide great dividends. Who knows how it would work out if he ended up a Zip?

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I saw Will King play Friday night. He stands out on the high school football field due to his height. He seems really quick and athletic. he could probably use some filling out as he just seemed to have somewhat thin, albeit tall, frame.  In the game I attended he didn't make a ton of plays on the ball carrier but the opponent was clearly not running plays in his direction. When he did get a chance to make a play, though, he always successfully did so. King did, however, pick up one personal foul for continuing a tackle that started in bounds but ended up clearly out of bounds. He just didn't disengage soon enough. 

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