Akron, OH - Second-year head coach Terry Bowden announced 18 new student-athletes have signed national letters of intent to play football at The University of Akron.
The newest group of Zips includes three junior college players already enrolled and attending school at UA. The class is represented by seven states, and headlined by seven Ohioans.
Akron added plenty of help to its offensive and defensive line, as well as its linebacking corps. Six members of the class are designated as linemen (four on offense and two on defense) and four are linebackers.
The Zips begin spring practice on Tuesday, April 2 and its annual Spring Game will be held on Saturday, April 27 at InfoCision Stadium – Summa Field.
Mykel Traylor-Bennett WR 6-4 200 Fr. Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Reynoldsburg HS
Cedric Brittnum OL 6-6 330 Jr. Chicago, Ill./Asa Community College
Stephen Ericksen OL 6-4 285 Fr. Sherrodsville, Ohio/Carrollton HS
Lavonne Gauthney DL 6-2 300 Fr. Reynoldsburg, Ohio/Hargrave Military Academy
Zach Guiser S 6-1 205 Fr. Fayette City, Pa./Grnsbrg Central Catholic HS
Mikee Hayes CB 5-11 180 Fr. Ocala, Fla./West Port HS
Keontae Hollis DL 6-2 285 Jr. Pontiac, Mich./Iowa Central Community College
Michael Kish OL 6-5 260 Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa./Brentwood HS
Ryan Kortokrax OL 6-4 285 Fr. Haviland, Ohio/Wayne Trace HS
Jerome Lane LB 6-4 210 Fr. Akron, Ohio/Firestone HS
Anthony Laur RB/WR 5-10 195 Fr. Bradenton, Fla./Manatee HS
C.J. Mizell LB 6-2 235 Fr. Tallahassee, Fla./Washington State
Deon'Tae Moore LB 6-4 205 Fr. Akron, Ohio/Kenmore HS
Emmanuel "Manny" Morgan RB 5-9 190 Fr. Naples, Fla./Naples HS
Jon Shelby LB 6-1 210 Jr. Brockton, Mass./Nassau Community College
Donte Williams CB 5-10 175 Jr. Greenbelt, Md./Asa Community College
Austin Wolf WR 6-4 200 Fr. Lebanon, Ohio/Lebanon HS
Thomas Woodson QB 6-2 225 Fr. Monroeville, Pa./Gateway Senior HS