Bowden welcomes second class to University of Akron

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

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