MAC 2009 Midyear Recruiting Rankings

No, seriously.

Sure, they aren’t the Big Ten, but several Big Ten teams play at least one MAC school every year, so it may be interesting to see how the schools from the other conference in the Midwest are doing. There will also be a post-signing day edition of the MAC recruiting rankings.

New Rankings:

#1 Central Michigan – 22 commits
OL *** Jeff Fantuzzi
LB *** Jeff Fenton
LB *** Will Schwartz
DE ** Justice Akuezue
RB ** Malek Redd
RB ** Zurlon Tipton
OL ** Aaron McCord
OL ** Jon Czierwienski
DB ** Jason Johnson
WR ** Cody Wilson
WR ** Rodney Woodland
WR ** Deja Alexander
RB ** Laron Eaddy
WR ** Jarrett Fleming
TE ** Bobby James
DE ** Aaron Kaczmarski
OL ** Dominic Mainello
DE ** Cody Pettit
ATH ** Tim Phillips
OL ** Adam Schneid
ATH ** DJ Scott
OL ** Eric Fisher

I actually think a couple of Central’s commits are underrated by Rivals. Redd, for example, got a pretty good look from Michigan at their summer camp. Same goes for Akuezue. He is rated low now because he is a DE who weighs about 30 pounds soaking wet, but he was virtually unblockable at Michigan’s camp. If he can add weight and maintain his explosiveness, he could be a very good player down the road.

#2 Bowling Green – 12 commits
QB *** Patrick Nicely
TE ** Alex Bayer
DE ** Jairus Campbell
QB ** Austin Collier
LB ** TJ Fatinikun
DT ** Chris Jones
LB ** Eric Jordan
RB ** Mark Mays
DB ** Ricky Steele
LB ** Paul Swan
LB ** Dwayne Woods
RB ** Alex Thomas

#3 Ball State – 8 commits
TE *** Jacob Green
QB *** Aaron Mershman
DE ** Ethan Buckles
LB ** Justin Cruz
DB ** Armand Dehaney
RB ** Branden Kish
LB ** Tony Martin
LB * Alex Andrus

#4 Western Michigan – 10 commits
TE ** Chris Blair
DT ** David Box
OL ** Terry Davisson
OL ** Josh Hadel
TE ** Clark Mussman
OL ** Greg Peterson
OL ** Ben Samson
WR ** Joshua Shaffer
QB ** Tyler Van Tubbergen
OL ** Mark Zielinski
#5 Temple – 8 commits
DT ** Levi Brown
OL ** Adam Citko
QB ** Mark Giubilato
OL ** Darryl Pringle
OL ** Evan Regas
TE ** Anthony Schiavonne
WR ** Jerry Watters
DT ** Jeffery Whittingham

#6 Miami – 6 commits
RB ** Pat Hinkel
LB ** Austin Moore
QB ** Jamal Ramsey
TE ** Brian Slack
DE ** BJ Stevens
OL * Aaron Price

#7 Northern Illinois – 3 commits
QB *** AJ Hill
DT ** Zach Anderson
QB ** Jordan Lynch
#8 Kent State – 3 commits
LB ** Danny Gress
DB ** Fabrice Pratt
OL ** Bryan Wagner
#9 Eastern Michigan – 3 commits
QB ** Tom Chroniger
DE ** Devon Davis
WR ** Nick Olds
#10 Akron – 3 commits
WR ** Nolan Procter
ATH * Randy Greenwood
WR * Devon Frieson
#11 Toledo – 1 commit
QB ** Austin Baucher
#12 Ohio – 1 commit
LB ** Dan Molls

Buffalo – 0 commits

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3 Comments so far

  1. kowisja says...

    while i’m somewhat nonplussed as to the purpose of this posting, i do have one question:

    Any chance we snake oil any of those 3*s from CMU? We have a slight need at both of those positions. Not major needs, but slight ones.

  2. Jeff says...

    Ouch. Toledo is almost always one of the teams competing for the MAC championship. Have they always been this bad at recruiting, or is this a bad year for them?

  3. I know nothing says...

    Re Toledo, that is what happens when the FBI is investigating your program!

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