Akron Adding some WPIAL Talent to their squad
Posted July 29, 2013 4:22 am
It has been apparent in recent years that MAC schools have been all over the WPIAL. Getting into that action has been the Akron Zips. The Zips have been the bottom-feeders of the MAC conference after going 1-11 each of the past three years. But their record does not show the improvement the Zips have indeed made. The Zips had about 6 games last year where they could have came out on top, but unfortunately that was not the case. Since tapping into the WPIAL pipeline in 2011, the Zips actually look to be a team to look out for in the MAC.
In 2011, the Zips saw 2 WPIAL players sign their letter of intent to their school; Bethel Park’s playmaker Bre Ford and Woodland Hills’ Defensive Lineman James Price. That was only a start. In 2013, they added three more players from Western Pa. They stole Gateway star and former Arizona commit Thomas Woodson. We here at PREPS.COM feel as if Woodson might just be that quarterback to turn this program completely 180 degrees and bring the Zips to the top. In the same class as Woodson, Brentwood’s Michael Kish and Greensburgh Central Catholic playmaker Zach Guiser also decided they wanted to be a Zip.
This now brings us to the 2014 recruiting class. The Zips have 5 commits as of now, three already being from the WPIAL. The most impressive commit? How about two? Both Brock Boxen and Chandler Kincade had BCS schools offer them, both turned them down to join Akron. Kincade was committed to Pitt earlier this year and is regarded by some as the best QB in the WPIAL over FSU commit J.J. Cosentino. Boxen had Pitt and Maryland offers. Elijiah Cotrill has been sleeping in the recruiting world, but he has since committed to Akron. Though Kincade and Woodson will probably end up fighting for that starting QB spot, it is evident that the Zips will have a solid QB for years to come.
Akron may be that team on the rise, PREPS.COM will be here to keep you updated.