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[2023] MAC Recruiting Review #4

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Now that recruiting has wrapped up for the season (RIP), we’re back for our final review and to see how things shook out in the Mid-American Conference. There wasn’t much movement in the top or bottom of the conference, but quite a bit of change among the teams in the middle. 

 

Bold indicates new commit

 

:wmu: Western Michigan :wmu:

Class Ranking: MAC - #1, National - #27, Previous National Rank  - #24 (-3)

Commitments - 21

 

Spoiler

 

Final List of Commits: 

OT Jesse Tackett 6-1 303 Jr Eastern Oklahoma State College (Wilburton OK) 4.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking]

WR Mason Eckert 6-3 169 Fr Arizona Lutheran Academy ( AZ) 2.5 of 5.0 [Speed]

OT Sam Thrasher 6-4 326 Fr Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens FL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Run Blocking]

OG Antoine Garrett 6-6 333 Fr Clarksville (Clarksville TN) 1.0 of 5.0 [Pass Blocking]

ILB Cardarion Ware 6-0 221 Fr Muskegon (Muskegon MI) 1.0 of 5.0 [Will]

P Dillon Vanhorn 6-4 159 Fr Irwin County (Ocilla GA) 1.0 of 5.0 [Accuracy]

PR Eli Weston 5-11 176 Fr Pensacola Catholic (Pensacola FL) 1.0 of 5.0 [Specialist]

OG Antonio Sauer 6-4 315 Fr Sterling (Sterling IL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

OT Mark Hobson 6-5 273 Fr Crestview (Crestview FL) 3.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

LS Matthew McCullough 6-3 234 Fr Jasper County (Monticello GA) 1.5 of 3.5 [Traditional]

C Albert Machado 6-2 253 Fr Bellevue (Bellevue MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

DE Kwon Harvey 6-4 238 Fr Glen Lake (Maple City MI) 2.5 of 2.5 [Contain]

DT Antoine Lassiter 6-4 291 Fr Sonoma Valley (Sonoma CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [2-Gap]

WR Jordan Staton 6-0 159 Fr Jesuit (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Speed]

QB Joseph Carlton 6-4 202 Fr Padua Franciscan (Parma OH) 1.0 of 2.5 [Scrambling]

ILB Avery Overstreet 6-1 231 Fr Chula Vista (Chula Vista CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]

ILB Shawn Linton 6-1 207 Fr Thomasville (Thomasville NC) 1.5 of 2.0 [Will]

SS Bucky Mayes 6-2 176 Fr Sterling (Sterling IL) 1.5 of 2.0 [Zone Coverage]

FS Eddie Norman 6-0 195 Fr Woodland Regional (Beacon Falls CT) 1.5 of 2.0 [Man Coverage]

DT Setefana Petana 6-6 280 Fr Central Community (Breese IL) 1.0 of 2.0 [2-Gap]

OLB Mason Christianson 6-1 229 Fr Crowell (Crowell TX) 1.0 of 2.0 [Coverage]

 

 

The Broncos and coach @Pskeate take home the top spot in the Mid-American Conference this year and check in at #27 in the nation. There are quite a few strong pieces in this class and the most recent group of commits are headlined by JuCo tackle, Jesse Tackett, the long rumored silent commit, linebacker Cardarion Ware and guard Antonio Sauer. The Broncos really focused on the offensive line and their efforts paid off as there are three freshman lineman who will be significant contributors during their time in Kalamazoo. It doesn’t appear the Broncos will be giving up their spot as one of the top teams in the MAC anytime soon.

 

:cmu: Central Michigan :cmu:

Class Ranking: MAC - #2, National - #54, Previous National Rank - #54 (No Change)

Commitments - 21

 

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Final List of Commits: 

CB Isaiah Jenkins Jr. 6-0 169 Sr Hesston College (Hesston KS) 5.0 of 5.0 [Man Coverage]

DE Jacob Gardner-Ware 6-5 242 Fr St. Philip Catholic Central ( MI) 1.0 of 4.5 [Contain]

WR DaeSean Daniels 5-9 150 Fr Portage Central (Portage MI) 2.5 of 4.0 [Speed]

CB Derrick Singleton 6-2 199 Fr Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

RB Onaje Coleman 5-10 211 Fr Holland Christian (Holland MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

DT Marco Bollinger 6-3 286 Fr Posen (Posen MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap]

DT Tario Burgess 6-2 333 Fr St. Philip Catholic Central ( MI) 3.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

OG Van Farris 6-3 336 Fr Berrien Springs (Berrien Springs MI) 2.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

OLB Devin Lentz 6-2 242 Fr Glen Lake (Maple City MI) 2.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

TE Jamari Swain 6-1 200 Fr Glen Lake (Maple City MI) 1.5 of 3.5 [Receiving]

ILB Isaiah Fulford 6-3 234 Fr Oasis (Mount Pleasant, MI) 1.5 of 3.5 [Mike]

K August Keenan 5-7 154 Fr Alonso (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]

OG Colin Leary 6-1 308 Fr Bellevue (Bellevue MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

WR Dennis Marcum 6-0 186 Fr Cheboygan Area (Cheboygan MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

QB Eric Stewart 6-1 200 Fr East Lansing (East Lansing MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pocket]

C Nicolas Cole 6-1 289 Fr North Branch (North Branch MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

OG Joseph Cisneros 6-6 276 Fr Escanaba Area (Escanaba MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

OLB Nehemiah Langston 6-2 230 Fr Madison Consolidated (Madison IN) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]

ILB Sebastian Faulk 6-2 256 Fr Barron Collier (Naples FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]

DE Josue Prado 6-5 251 Fr Avon Lake (Avon Lake OH) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]

OT Vincent Alaniz 6-1 292 Fr East Technical (Cleveland OH) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]

 

 

The Chippewas and coach @robcarlson77 finish the season in the #2 spot and hold steady at #54 in the nation. CMU had solidified the majority of their class early on in the season, but was able to add a few more players as the season finished. The staff was thrilled to add 5 star cornerback, Isaiah Jenkins Jr. and 4 star running back, Onaje Coleman. Jenkins will only have one season of eligibility remaining, but will be a great addition to a team looking to repeat as conference champions. Coleman will have the luxury of learning from Daveed Huff and will take advantage of a redshirt season in 2024. 

 

:ohio: Ohio :ohio:

Class Ranking: MAC - #3, National - #57, Previous National Rank - #58 (+1)

Commitments - 21

 

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Final List of Commits: 

QB Lucas Poole 6-7 226 So Marion Military Institute (Marion AL) 3.0 of 4.5 [Pocket]

OT Marquise Hurt 6-2 327 Fr Padua Franciscan (Parma OH) 2.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

K Toby Holland 6-1 204 Fr Jackson-Milton (North Jackson OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Power]

FS Dominique Gibbs 5-10 214 Fr Valley Forge (Parma Heights OH) 2.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

OT Jeremy Sutherland 6-7 322 Fr Garaway (Sugarcreek OH) 1.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

DT Dylan Moser 6-5 272 Fr Amelia (Batavia OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap]

OG Preston Keyes 6-2 338 Fr Gordonsville (Gordonsville TN) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

WR Delvin Newby 6-3 168 Fr Lebanon (Lebanon OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

C Caleb Kuhn 6-1 261 Fr Jackson (Masillon OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

LS Shia Jeffers 6-1 247 Fr River Valley (Cheshire OH) 2.5 of 3.5 [Specialized]

WR Logan McBride 6-1 160 Fr Jackson-Milton (North Jackson OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

DE Reginald Braswell 6-2 241 Fr Arthur Hill (Saginaw MI) 2.5 of 3.0 [Blitz]

DT Leonardo Braden 6-5 308 Fr Avon Lake (Avon Lake OH) 2.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]

QB Malachi Medley 6-2 216 Fr Miamisburg (Miamisburg OH) 2.0 of 3.0 [Pocket]

OLB Jackson Yates 6-2 218 Fr Plymouth Whitemarsh ( PA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]

OLB Levi Rollins 6-3 236 Fr Shenandoah Valley (Shenandoah PA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Coverage]

RB Jamari Swann 5-6 209 Fr Arthur Hill (Saginaw MI) 1.0 of 2.0 [Speed]

SS J.T. Wilkes 6-0 191 Fr Chamberlain (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage]

TE Kofi Seay 6-0 241 Fr Hernando (Brooksville FL) 1.0 of 2.0 [Blocking]

ILB Carter Hodges 6-2 210 Fr Alonso (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 2.0 [Will]

CB Wendell Brantley 6-2 169 Fr Meade County (Brandenburg KY) 1.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage]

 

 

I have given praise to coach @bbates728 and the Bobcats in my past reviews and my feelings haven’t changed. Ohio has a very nice class coming in and has a case to be the #2 class in the MAC despite being ranked a few spots below CMU. Coach BBates landed four future starters on the offensive line, a future starter at receiver, free safety and defensive tackle, and wrapped it all up with a nice shiny bow in the way of a 6’7, 4.5 star JuCo QB, who will be able to redshirt and step right in after Austin Lowe graduates in 2024. I think it’s a safe assumption that Ohio should be a contender in the East for the foreseeable future.

 

:miao: Miami :miao:

Class Ranking: MAC - #4, National - #62, Previous National Rank - #105 (+43)

Commitments - 21

 

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Final List of Commits:

SS Zontavius Pearson 6-2 190 Jr Hutchinson Community College (Hutchinson KS) 4.0 of 4.5 [Zone Coverage]

ILB Mitch Stallings 6-2 247 Fr Wahama (Mason WV) 1.5 of 4.5 [Will]

OLB Evan Beckett 6-3 237 Fr Brecksville-Broadview Heights ( OH) 1.0 of 4.5 [Blitz]

FB Adam Vick 5-10 227 Fr Johnson City (Johnson City TX) 3.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

DT John Coffman 6-2 319 Fr Warner Robins (Warner Robins GA) 1.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap]

FS John Corver 5-11 187 Fr Oasis (Mount Pleasant MI) 2.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

SS Dontae Mulligan 6-2 193 Fr Edgewood (Ashtabula OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

DE Daniel Beckham 6-0 235 Fr Mt. Pleasant (Mt. Pleasant MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]

C Christian Juarez 6-2 249 Fr Spencerville (Spencerville OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

QB Michael Johnston 6-0 238 Fr Gibsonburg (Gibsonburg OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Scrambling]

OG Esera Vermeulen 6-4 308 Fr St. Philip Catholic Central ( MI) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

RB Booker Thorpe 6-1 213 Fr West Covina (West Covina CA) 2.0 of 2.5 [Speed]

OG Ned Barber 6-2 265 Fr Stewartville (Stewartville MN) 2.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]

WR Jaeden Rosario 6-4 205 Fr Taylor (Kokomo IN) 2.0 of 2.5 [Target]

TE Jonathan Spear 6-4 193 Fr Rockville (Rockville IN) 1.5 of 2.5 [Receiving]

OLB Mateo Melendez 5-11 228 Fr Taylor (Kokomo IN) 1.5 of 2.5 [Blitz]

OT August Andersen 6-6 282 Fr Mesquite (Mesquite TX) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking]

P Greg Hein 6-3 204 Fr Spring Hill (Columbia TN) 1.0 of 2.5 [Power]

LS Joe Holton 6-3 230 Fr Fleming Island (Orange Park FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Traditional]

QB Trevor Main 6-3 215 Fr Lawrence County (Moulton AL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pocket]

CB Jason Goins 5-9 181 Fr Jesuit (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]

 

 

Coming from out of nowhere is coach @chawsley and the Miami RedHawks. When we last checked in, Miami only had two commits to their name. Coach chawsley has really done a nice job turning things around after taking over in the middle of the season and is rewarded with the #4 class in the MAC. 

 

The RedHawks need help all over the field and there are numerous players that should allow them to be much more competitive next year. Leading the way is JuCo strong safety, Zontavious Pearson. Pearson is rated 4.5 stars and has two years of eligibility remaining. Linebacker Mitch Stallings and defensive tackle John Coffman are two quality players with bright futures. The difficult part for Miami will be to determine if they will be better off to struggle for another season and allow these recruits to redshirt or will they want to be more competitive and risk the freshman mistakes that may come along? There will be some tough decisions heading into 2024. 

 

:ball: Ball State :ball:

Class Ranking: MAC - #5, National - #64, Previous National Rank - #74 (+10)

Commitments - 21

 

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Final List of Commits: 

OT Alex Burroughs 6-5 259 Jr Lake Land College (Mattoon IL) 4.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking]

OG Kieran Edmondson 6-1 330 Fr Jesuit (Tampa FL) 1.0 of 4.5 [Pass Blocking]

FB Sila Faanofonof Atua 5-9 226 Fr Jesuit (Tampa FL) 3.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

RB Nick Carson 5-8 171 Fr Napoleon (Napoleon MI) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

FS Golden Fountain 6-2 209 Fr Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

DT Josh Kern 6-7 284 Fr Hernando (Brooksville FL) 1.0 of 4.0 [2-Gap]

TE Nathaniel Urban 6-0 238 Fr Port St. Lucie (Port St. Lucie FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking]

OLB Logan Christopher 6-4 216 Fr Robert E. Lee (Baytown TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

P Thomas Hoff 6-4 181 Fr Hernando (Brooksville FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Accuracy]

QB Jim Stiles 6-5 190 Fr W.B. Travis (Austin TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pocket]

DE Seneca Norwood 6-7 262 Fr Bowman (Bowman SC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]

OG Robaire Epps 6-2 326 Fr Falcon (Falcon CO) 2.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

C Mason Avalos 6-3 271 Fr Holly (Holly MI) 1.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

FS Jeremy Saunders 6-1 212 Fr Hillsborough (Tampa FL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

CB Brian Powell 6-0 163 Fr East Bakersfield (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

TE Darnerien Randolph 6-1 208 Fr Azle (Azle TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Receiving]

RB Jaeden English 5-10 206 Fr Bellevue (Bellevue MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power]

OT Nathan Smalley 6-6 294 Fr Pope John Paul II (Boca Raton FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

OLB Michael Dowd 6-2 239 Fr Indian Lake (Lewistown OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]

OG Will Hackett 6-1 305 Fr Kashmere (Houston TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

DT Shaq Oliver 6-3 286 Fr Deer Park (Cincinnati OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]


 

 

Coach npklemm and his Cardinals jumped 10 spots to finish #5 in the MAC and #64 in the nation. The Cardinals had done much of their heavy lifting early in the season, but secured commitments from tackle Alex Burroughs, a 4.5 star JuCo recruit with two years of eligibility left. 4 star fullback Sila Faanofonof Atua and 4 star free safety Golden Fountain. Burroughs will be a welcomed addition for QB Erik Parker and RB Damani Laws should he decided to return to Muncie.

 

:buffalo: Buffalo :buffalo:

Class Ranking: MAC - #6, National - #84 , Previous National Rank - #99 (+15)

Commitments - 21
 

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Final List of Commits:

ILB Robbie Orlando 6-0 241 (Jr) Niagara County Community College (Sanborn NY) 3.5 of 4.0 [will]

TE Daronte McClain 6-0 238 Fr North Branford (North Branford CT) 3.0 of 4.0 [Blocking]

SS Lamarr Browne 6-0 212 Fr George Washington (New York NY) 2.5 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

OLB Robert Culver 5-11 234 Fr Alvirne (Hudson NH) 1.5 of 4.0 [Blitz]

CB Nathan Anthony 6-2 164 Fr Fluvanna County (Palmyra VA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Man Coverage]

DT Makani Fuga 6-7 318 Fr Hanover Park (East Hanover NJ) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

ILB Temetiu Cahill 6-1 264 Fr McCormick (McCormick SC) 1.5 of 3.5 [Mike]

WR Simi Pinati 6-4 185 Fr Notre Dame (Lawrenceville NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

DE Patrick Watters 6-1 258 Fr Fort Stockton (Fort Stockton TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

DE DeAndre Polk 6-1 241 Fr Montville Township (Montville NJ) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]

TE Patrick Marin 6-4 204 Fr Pampa (Pampa TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Receiving]

OT Benjamin Tomlin 6-7 319 Fr Crestview (Crestview FL) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

OG Albert Shockley 6-5 312 Fr Penn Cambria (Cresson PA) 2.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

DE Antonio Rodriguez 6-3 241 Fr Pocono Mountain West ( PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

FS Amari Petty 6-2 184 Fr Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey NJ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

OLB Aidan Drake 6-1 226 Fr Corry Area (Corry PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blitz]

WR Dillon Branch 6-0 210 Fr Wissahickon (Ambler PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Target]

LS Marshal Clark 6-1 242 Fr DePaul Catholic (Wayne NJ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialized]

QB Usher Elliott  6-3 195 Fr Don Bosco Prep (Ramsey NJ) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pocket  ]

OT Dennis Noble 6-2 292 Fr Seminary (Seminary MS) 2.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

ILB Spencer Whittington 6-4 260 Fr Cardinal Spellman (Bronx NY) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]


 

 

Coach @Jordan and the Buffalo Bulls hold down the #6 spot in the final rankings. With limited talent available in-state, the Bulls had to look elsewhere to fill this class. 

 

Buffalo was able to add the services of three 4 star players since our last review. Leading the way is 4 star JuCo linebacker, Robbie Orlando. Orlando will be a Junior with two years of eligibility and should be able to contribute immediately. 4 star tight end, Daronte McClain figures to be an immediate starter due to the lack of depth at that position. A blocking tight end, McClain should be a nice addition to the run game which has been the Bulls bread and butter behind talented back Alec Self. Rounding out the trio of 4 star recruits is cornerback, Nathan Anthony. Anthony could be another player to keep an eye on as there is limited depth in the secondary.

 

:kent: Kent State :kent:

Class Ranking: MAC - #7, National - #87, Previous National Rank - #67 (-20)

Commitments - 21

 

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Final List of Commits:

K George Bush 6-3 169 Fr Mifflin (Columbus OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [Accuracy]

TE Abraham Bartlett 6-0 241 Fr Todd County Central (Elkton KY) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking]

WR Makai Little 6-0 167 Fr Concrete (Concrete WA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Speed]

LS Alex Seay 6-0 265 Fr Golden Valley (Merced CA) 1.0 of 4.0 [Specialized]

DT Terrence Phillips 6-7 288 Fr Slocomb (Slocomb AL) 2.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

WR Jay Forbes 5-9 163 Fr Bothell (Bothell WA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

SS Shiloh Buckner 6-0 184 Fr Owendale Gagetown (Owendale MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

CB Golden Goodwin 5-9 165 Fr Bentley (Burton MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

DE Kai Huntley 6-3 257 Fr Inlet Grove (Riviera Beach FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Contain]

DT Janoris Guy 6-1 327 Fr Clearfield Area (Clearfield PA) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

FB August Haney 6-0 206 Fr Cook (Adel GA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

FS Cory Petty 5-10 203 Fr Galileo Academy (San Francisco CA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

OG Kai Shelley 6-3 314 Fr Greenhill (Dallas TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

OLB Dahntay Harvey 6-2 225 Fr River Valley (Cheshire OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz]

OT Cooper Iverson 6-6 292 Fr Escanaba Area (Escanaba MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

OT Raphael Sheffield 6-3 282 Fr Apple Springs (Apple Springs TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

P Jimmy Baez 6-1 198 Fr Hudson (Hudson OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]

WR Leo Sheffield 6-1 205 Fr Archbishop McCarthy ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target]

ATH Usher Caron 6-3 223 Fr Tarkington (Cleveland TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Blocking]

C Jonah Quinn 6-4 288 Fr Eastmoor Academy (Columbus OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

CB Omar Clement 6-2 173 Fr Cleveland Heights ( OH) 1.5 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage]

 

 

Coach @Traith and the Golden Flashes had filled up all but one spot early on in recruiting. As a result, they were surpassed by several schools before finally landing at #87 in the country. Since our last review, the Flashes were able to fill their final spot with 3.5 star safety Shiloh Buckner. 

 

Overall, this class is short on true difference makers, with only 4 players rated 4 stars. However, Kent State leads the conference in average star rating with a score of 3.52. So while there’s not a ton of top end talent, this is a solid group with a lot of players who can contribute as coach traith continues to build the team up. 

 

:bgsu: Bowling Green :bgsu:

Class Ranking: MAC - #8, National - #92, Previous National Rank - #102 (+10)

Commitments - 21

 

Spoiler

 

Final List of Commits:

CB Jarvis Coley 5-11 193 Fr St. Xavier (Cincinnati OH) 1.0 of 4.5 [Man Coverage]

WR Uterius Randolph 6-2 167 Jr Frank Phillips College (Borger TX) 3.5 of 4.0 [Speed]

OG Jonathan Eastman 6-1 284 Fr Muskegon (Muskegon MI) 3.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking]

DT Ethan Ritchie 6-0 334 Fr North East (North East PA) 1.5 of 3.5 [2-Gap]

OG Will Barkley 6-1 263 Fr Wauseon (Wauseon OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

ILB Jahmir Ivy 6-2 233 Fr Blanchester (Blanchester OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Mike]

OG Henry Schmitt 6-4 265 Fr Northridge (Dayton OH) 2.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

FS Jonathan Wilkins 6-2 216 Fr La Marque (La Marque TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage

ILB Garrett Massey 6-3 227 Fr Central Catholic (Pittsburgh PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Will]

OG Amir Briones 6-7 274 Fr Archbishop McCarthy ( FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

OG Ethan Scherer 6-2 305 Fr Page County (Shenandoah VA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

OT Allen Salcedo 6-1 291 Fr Bridgeport (Bridgeport WV) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

OT Liam Meek 6-4 282 Fr Joaquin (Joaquin TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

RB Brian Herman 5-6 191 Fr Fontana (Fontana CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Power]

TE Danny McCloud 6-6 205 Fr Bridge City (Bridge City TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Receiving]

WR Jim Steffen 5-9 171 Fr Wylie (Wylie TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

C Louis Bower 6-1 243 Fr Calhoun Falls (Calhoun Falls SC) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

DE Frederick Deaton 6-5 268 Fr Little Miami (Morrow OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

TE Spencer Kaplan 6-2 222 Fr Central Catholic (Pittsburgh PA) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blocking]

QB Edward Matlock 6-2 207 Fr V.J. Andrew (Tinley Park IL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Scrambling]

RB A.J. Holmes 5-8 201 Fr Spencerville (Spencerville OH) 1.0 of 2.5 [Speed]

 

 

Similar to Miami, coach @PoopyRhinoPickle and the Bowling Green Falcons were a team with only a handful of commits just a few weeks ago. Since then, the staff has been working hard to improve their class. 

 

Overall, this class has numerous players that may be able to contribute down the road, but it’s a little short on difference makers. Bowling Green was able to secure two 4 star players on the offensive side of the ball, both of whom will be starters next season. JuCo receiver, Uterius Randolph, immediately becomes the Falcons most talented receiver and will be a great weapon for talented QB A.J. Coyne. Randolph will have two years of eligibility remaining. Offensive guard, Jonathan Eastman will be another nice addition to the offense and a welcome sight for Coyne, who was sacked 26 times this season.  

 

:zips: Akron :zips:

Class Ranking: MAC - #9, National - #94, Previous National Rank  #84 (-10)

Commitments - 21

 

Spoiler

 

Final List of Commits:

DT Kwanzaa Frazier 6-2 331 Jr Santa Fe College (Gainesville FL) 3.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap]

DT Nathan Lombardo 6-1 282 Fr Killian (Miami FL) 1.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap]

FB Ivan Hayden 5-9 237 Fr Triway (Wooster OH) 1.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking]

OLB Shaun Tate 5-11 232 Fr Valley Forge (Parma Heights OH) 1.5 of 4.0 [Coverage]

DT Messiah Brooks 6-1 313 Fr Stebbins (Riverside OH) 1.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap]

SS Trevarr Donaldson 6-1 193 Fr Henrietta (Henrietta TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage]

WR Kevontre Donaldson 6-0 158 Fr Floydada (Floydada TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed]

K Levi Beam 5-11 201 Fr Lake View (Lake View SC) 1.0 of 3.5 [Power]

OLB Dawuane Daniel 6-4 236 Fr Triway (Wooster OH) 1.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]

TE Nijrell Clemons 6-2 234 Fr Groveton (Groveton TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Blocking]

DE Giovanni Parks 6-0 248 Fr Bishop O'Dowd (Oakland CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

OG Jordan Acevedo 6-5 308 Fr Loganville (Loganville GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

OG Sawyer Elmore 6-7 318 Fr Thomas County Central ( GA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

DT Warwick Haynes 6-0 296 Fr Fort Lauderdale (Fort Lauderdale FL) 1.5 of 2.5 [2-Gap]

OT Shia Hanson 6-5 297 Fr Gladstone (Covina CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

QB Matthew Goldberg 6-0 199 Fr Broomfield (Broomfield CO) 1.0 of 2.5 [Hybrid]

ILB Amir Faulk 6-4 227 Fr Hudson Area (Hudson MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]

WR Aidan Gresham 6-5 233 Fr L.E. Dieruff (Allentown PA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Target]

C Jude Montgomery 6-1 303 Fr Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach FL) 2.0 of 2.0 [Pass Blocking]

RB Omar Gary 5-7 212 Fr Southwest (San Diego CA) 1.0 of 2.0 [Power]

FS Dion Coates 6-1 216 Fr Portage Central (Portage MI) 1.0 of 2.0 [Zone Coverage]

 

 

The Akron Zips and coach @Garappogoat had a quiet end to the recruitment season adding mostly depth players over the last few weeks. However, the Zips were able to add 4 star JuCo defensive tackle, Kwanzaa Frazier. Defensive tackle was an area of great need for Akron as both starters will be graduating. There’s not a player of similar ability to accommodate what is leaving, but Frazier will be a huge help and will also allow for the Zips to redshirt one, or both, of their incoming freshman tackles.

 

:niu: Northern Illinois :niu:

Class Ranking: MAC - #10, National - #132, Previous National Rank - #122 (-10)

Commitments - 21


 

Spoiler

 

Final List of Commits:

C Kyle Christy 6-3 295 Fr Thomas Jefferson (Bloomington MN) 1.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking]

OG Louis McDowell 6-5 304 Fr Joliet Catholic (Joliet IL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking]

FS Jaeden Lovett 6-0 206 Fr Thomas Jefferson (Bloomington MN) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

SS Dominique Willingham 6-0 205 Fr Pine Island (Pine Island MN) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage]

DT Kulani Liuga 6-6 308 Fr Canton (Canton IL) 1.5 of 3.0 [1-Gap]

WR Chase Norton 6-4 196 Fr Roxana (Roxana IL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Target]

ILB Gabriel Ludwig 6-3 263 Fr Marshall Prep (Duluth MN) 1.5 of 3.0 [Mike]

ILB Stephen Stallings 6-4 255 Fr Cannon Valley Lutheran ( MN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Mike]

WR Aaron Thurman 5-10 175 Fr Sterling (Sterling IL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

PR Adalius Cooper 5-9 168 Fr Scotland (Scotland PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialist]

ILB Jabari Eason 6-4 250 Fr Century (Rochester MN) 1.0 of 3.0 [Mike]

OT Freddie McFadden 6-4 278 Fr Perham (Perham MN) 2.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

K Ned Roe 6-2 160 Fr Perham (Perham MN) 1.5 of 2.5 [Accuracy]

C Bob Brand 6-2 284 Fr Evarts (Evarts KY) 1.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

FS Warwick Rollins 5-11 187 Fr Simeon Career Academy (Chicago IL) 1.5 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]

OG Tristan Sohn 6-1 339 Fr Coon Rapids (Coon Rapids MN) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

TE Kana Clarke 6-3 243 Fr Pine Island (Pine Island MN) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blocking]

ATH Mike Pitts 6-1 233 Fr Suncoast (Riviera Beach FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

DE Griffin Busch 6-1 257 Fr Sterling (Sterling IL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Contain]

QB Theodore Reeves 5-10 238 Fr V.J. Andrew (Tinley Park IL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Pocket]

DT Mike Jamison 6-0 278 Fr Canton (Canton IL) 1.0 of 2.0 [1-Gap]


 

 

The Huskies had already completed their class at the time of our last review so nothing new to report here. It’s not a good class, but can be attributed to the uncertainty at NIU. Newly appointed coach @13ad, will look to rebound next season and get the Huskies back on the right track. 

 

:toledo: Toledo :toledo:

Class Ranking: MAC - #11, National - #135, Previous National Rank - #124 (-11)

Commitments - 21

 

Spoiler

 

Final List of Commits:

SS Jaylin Alford 5-11 206 Fr Northwestern (Hyattsville MD) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage]

DT Mareko Tupuimatagi 6-7 305 Fr Chipley (Chipley FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [2-Gap] 

QB Otto Cassidy 5-11 205 Fr Jackson-Milton (North Jackson OH) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pocket]

ILB Tom Shoemaker 6-1 259 Fr Briggs (Colombus OH) 2.5 of 3.0 [Mike]

P Victor Mcclure 5-11 156 Fr Suncoast (Riviera Beach FL) 2.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]

DE Anthony Stanford 6-5 253 Fr Pope John Paul II (Boca Raton FL) 1.5 of 3.0 [Contain]

C Steven Amos 6-3 264 Fr Hilltop (Chula Vista CA) 1.5 of 3.0 [Run Blocking]

WR Tadzi Langley 6-2 204 Fr Southern (Oakland MD) 1.0 of 3.0 [Target]                                       

QB Tama Kealiaopeu 6-3 215 Fr South (Bakersfield CA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Hybrid]                                    

OT Devin Stafford 6-6 314 Fr Mifflin (Columbus OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]                             

OLB Buster Easter 6-3 240 Fr Southern (Oakland MD) 1.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]      

OG A.J. Rawls 6-2 275 Fr Northview (Bratt FL) 1.0 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking]

DT Richard Fontaine 6-2 322 Fr Garaway (Sugarcreek OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]

DE Tom Ledford 6-3 260 Fr Gibsonburg (Gibsonburg OH) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]

ILB Dylan Bonds 6-3 208 Fr Northwest (Germantown MD) 2.0 of 2.5 [Will] 

ILB Paul Isaac 6-2 241 Fr Mifflin (Columbus OH) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]                                                   

DT Michael Buckner 6-6 270 Fr Marshall (Marshall AR) 1.0 of 2.5 [1-Gap]                                     

DE Saul Pereira 6-7 250 Fr Suitland (District Heights MD) 1.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]  

ILB Kaholo Aiga 6-3 242 Fr Wayne Trace (Haviland OH) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]

RB Damien Spillman 5-10 177 Fr Joliet Catholic (Joliet IL) 1.0 of 2.0 [Speed]

WR Jared Rollins 6-2 220 Fr Williamsport (Williamsport MD) 1.0 of 2.0 [Target]

 

 

Coach @Megman is the new man in charge and will be tasked with turning around a Toledo program that has struggled with turnover. There is some talent on the Rockets roster, but the new coach will need to significantly improve next years recruiting class in an effort to stop the bleeding. 

 

:emu: Eastern Michigan :emu:

Class Ranking: MAC - #12, National - #142, Previous National Rank - #136 (-6)

Commitments - 21

 

Spoiler

 

Final List of Commits:

LS Faresa Polu 6-3 258 Fr White Pigeon (White Pigeon MI) 1.0 of 3.5 [Traditional]

DT Gabriel Fierro 6-0 301 Fr Cannon Valley Lutheran ( MN) 2.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap]

WR Gary Moreno 5-9 166 Fr North Branch (North Branch MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Speed]

LS Mark Humphreys 6-1 242 Fr Redbank Valley (New Bethlehem PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Specialized]

DT Solomon Obrien 6-1 320 Fr Hudson Area (Hudson MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap]

QB Jhonny Trejo 6-1 191 Fr Northwestern (Flint MI) 1.0 of 3.0 [Hybrid]

TE Corey Slade 6-6 212 Fr Stebbins (Riverside OH) 1.0 of 3.0 [Receiving]

DE Mark Ogden 6-6 242 Fr Longview (Longview TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Contain]

K Cyrus Dobbs 5-7 163 Fr Shade (Cairnbrook PA) 1.0 of 3.0 [Accuracy]

QB Luther McGrath 6-2 191 Fr Lake Highland Prep (Orlando FL) 2.5 of 2.5 [Scrambling]

DT Rafael Barkley 6-4 312 Fr Anton (Anton TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [2-Gap]

FS DeSean Billingsley 6-1 197 Fr Wissahickon (Ambler PA) 1.5 of 2.5 [Zone Coverage]

TE Ron Waters 6-4 194 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [Receiving]

OT Garrett Lusk 6-1 265 Fr G.A. Dondero (Royal Oak MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

RB Brandon Lyles-Gaines 5-6 228 Fr Bentley (Burton MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Power]

TE Adrian Beverly 6-1 200 Fr T.A. Edison (Lake Station IN) 1.0 of 2.5 [Receiving]

P Ronan Myers 5-11 160 Fr Orange Glen (Escondido CA) 1.0 of 2.5 [Accuracy]

OT Bryce Miles 6-4 301 Fr Napoleon (Napoleon MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Run Blocking]

ILB Peter Paredes 6-2 229 Fr Berrien Springs (Berrien Springs MI) 1.0 of 2.5 [Mike]

OLB Mohammed Darnell 5-11 243 Fr Cardinal Mooney (Sarasota FL) 1.5 of 2.0 [Coverage]

OG Henry Wolf 6-3 313 Fr Loganville (Loganville GA) 1.0 of 2.0 [Pass Blocking]

 

 

The third of three new coaches in the MAC West is coach @wisconsinfan at Eastern Michigan. Like NIU and Toledo, the new coach was not able to put much into this recruiting class and will be looking to rebound next season. EMU will likely be the only Michigan school eligible for G5 recruiting and could potentially use that to their advantage. 

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I heard that the NCAA was looking into @chawsley for recruiting violations after his sudden explosion of talent.

 

I personally thought the rumors of the death penalty was too much, even for a bitter rival like Miami (OH). 

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@chawsley it is too bad I can't schedule you for my non conference games on top of our annual meetup. I would love to have 3 additional wins each season. ;)

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57 minutes ago, bbates728 said:

@chawsley it is too bad I can't schedule you for my non conference games on top of our annual meetup. I would love to have 3 additional wins each season. ;)

Lmao why you gotta do me like that, I'm just tryna get by with my hybrid boi

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Your Hybrid is probably better than whatever RB I field next season haha. Here's to us utilizing what we can. 

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