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1 hour ago, 94zipgrad said:

 

Konata looks like a beast (not even talking about this catch). Kind of surprised we were his only FBS offer. My assumption is grades, because he shouldn’t need to greyshirt. I believe he is also Henry Ruggs’ cousin. Looking forward to seeing him in the blue and gold. With all the seniors this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if he contributes as a freshman.

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6 hours ago, LZIp said:

Konata looks like a beast (not even talking about this catch). Kind of surprised we were his only FBS offer. My assumption is grades, because he shouldn’t need to greyshirt. I believe he is also Henry Ruggs’ cousin. Looking forward to seeing him in the blue and gold. With all the seniors this season, I wouldn’t be surprised if he contributes as a freshman.

 

Let's hope his QB's are more accurate than that one when he's running uncovered!

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On 4/16/2020 at 12:06 PM, Blue & Gold said:

A running list:

High School Seniors:

Luke Bauer, LB, 6-0, 232, Archbishop Hoban, Akron, OH

Tyriq Mack, CB, 6-1, 185, City College of San Francisco, Heritage HS, Brentwood, CA

Alex Reese III, DE, 6-4, 280, Euclid HS, Euclid, OH

Abdul Jabbaar II, DT, 6-2, 260, Southfield A&T HS, Southfield, MI

Rishad Hence, CB, 5-10, 170, Martin Luther King HS, Detroit, MI

Kameren Epps, LT, 6-5, 255, Lovejoy HS, Hampton, GA

Noel Roach III, S, 6-1, 180, Penn Hills HS, Pittsburgh, PA

Gavin Malott, OL, 6-9, 320, Trinity HS, Louisville, KY

Darrian Lewis, ATH, 5-11, 180, SVSM HS, Akron, OH

Matthew Monaghan, TE, 6-4, 235, England

Rey'Noi Summersett, DE, 6-3, 230, North Mecklenburg HS, Huntersville, NC

Andre Proffitt, OL, 6-2, 280, Lakota West HS, West Chester, OH

 

 

 

Current Greyshirts:

Ryan Jankowski, QB, 6-3, 190, Vero Beach HS, Vero Beach, FL

Konata Mumpfield, WR, 6-0, 175, Dacula HS, Hoschton, GA

Tyson Durant, CB/WR, 5-11, 175, McKinley HS, Copley, OH

 

Transfers:

Jaylen Kelley-Powell, S, 6-0, 184, Cass Tech HS, Detroit, MI

 

 

Total Commits: 16

Offense: 6

  OL: 3

  TE: 1

  QB: 1

  WR: 1

 

Defense: 8

  DL: 3

  LB: 1

  DB: 4

 

Athletes: 2

 

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

 

 

 

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13 hours ago, bigjim said:

 

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

 

 

 

Good catch, Big Jim.  Looks like I simply made a mistake.  Both Hudl dot com and Maxpreps dot com also have him listed as a DL.  I'll correct Post #1.

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5 hours ago, 94zipgrad said:

 

HIs film and stats both look very good.  I know the chosen clips are his best plays, but he looks like he has breakaway speed.  Now, if the Zips can get another OL, two LB's, and possibly a RB, this class should be set.  

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8 minutes ago, bigjim said:

HIs film and stats both look very good.  I know the chosen clips are his best plays, but he looks like he has breakaway speed.  Now, if the Zips can get another OL, two LB's, and possibly a RB, this class should be set.  

Hudl has him at 6'2" and 180 lb.  The 6' 160 must be from his sophomore season.  So, he has grown, put on weight, and is a very good size.  I am not sure if the running list should be updated to reflect.  A 160 lb D1 player does not put fear into the hearts of the opposition.

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12 hours ago, bigjim said:

Hudl has him at 6'2" and 180 lb.  The 6' 160 must be from his sophomore season.  So, he has grown, put on weight, and is a very good size.  I am not sure if the running list should be updated to reflect.  A 160 lb D1 player does not put fear into the hearts of the opposition.

When I was watching his film I thought he looked bigger than the listed 6-0, 160.  Thanks for pointing that out.  I'll update the initial post.

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Coaching staff seemed pretty pumped to get Gathings. We were the first to give him a D-1 offer last year, but he also picked up offers from Kent and BG in that time, along with a handful of FCS schools. 

 

Looking at his tape, MTB came to mind for some reason.

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Daylen Morgan, LB, 6-2, 210, Trotwood Madison HS, Trotwood, OH

 

 

Oran Singleton, WR, 5-9, 165, Clewiston HS, Clewiston, FL

hudl highlights

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Per his twitter, Oran also had offers to New Mexico, Toledo, Liberty, and Kentucky.

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On 5/23/2020 at 2:12 PM, bigjim said:

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.

 

I hope the future DL has enough depth and talent to be competitive in the MAC.

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Yesterday's verbals of Morgan & Singleton Jr. bring the '21 class to a current count of 20.

7 on offense

10 on defense

2 athletes

1 specialist

 

I've broken it down in a bit more detail on the updated Post #1.

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3 hours ago, Blue & Gold said:

Yesterday's verbals of Morgan & Singleton Jr. bring the '21 class to a current count of 20.

7 on offense

10 on defense

2 athletes

1 specialist

 

I've broken it down in a bit more detail on the updated Post #1.

FWIW, B&G, i think its closer to 16 than 20. I'm not sure any players listed that aren't high schoolers will be on scholly outside of Mumpfield, Kelley-Powell, and Jankowski. Kelley-Powell may also count as this year as well. I suppose we will find out for sure come December!

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21 minutes ago, Blue & Gold said:

5-10, 160 slot receiver who runs a sub-4.5 40. Also held offers from CMU & UMass.

Nice film. Looks like we beat Kent St as well (of course). Thats 4 WR for this class we have now. Have to think that will be it.

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3 hours ago, LZIp said:

Nice film. Looks like we beat Kent St as well (of course). Thats 4 WR for this class we have now. Have to think that will be it.

The last 2 are little for D1 

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12 hours ago, 94zipgrad said:

The last 2 are little for D1 

So was Jojo Natson and he is playing on Sundays:)

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1 hour ago, zippyfan34 said:

So was Jojo Natson and he is playing on Sundays:)

I get it but he is a specialist, to small for WR & I know he did well at Akron but it’s not typical WR size, I hope one of them proves me wrong

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14 hours ago, 94zipgrad said:

The last 2 are little for D1 

This is true.  They're "burners," but yes, I'd say the typical D-1 WR is what, at least 6'?  They'll play in the slot & hopefully be some playmakers.

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