Once a Rocket, now a Zip.
That's the story for Lyndhurst (Ohio) Brush three-star offensive guard Jared Dewalt. The 6-foot-5, 292-pound offensive lineman had committed to Toledo after taking an early December official visit, but that pledge changed last night when he called the Akron coaches with good news.
"He called coach Joe Moorhead and told him that he was committing to Akron," Brush coach Jason Hall said. "Akron told him he was their top player on their board, and they did a great job of recruiting him. He liked the way the program was up on the rise and felt he could go be part of something special."
Dewalt, though, is still going to take two more official visits before his decision is final.
"He's going to Cincinnati and then he's going to West Virginia on January 13," Hall said. "He's going to Akron, but he just wants to make sure that he's making the right decision, so he's going to check them out."
Dewalt saw his stock shoot through the roof as a senior. He has scholarship offers from almost every team in the MAC and West Virginia and Cincinnati have also offered him a scholarship.
"He was our team MVP," Hall said. "He played both sides of the ball and never came off the field. He's the best all around football player I've had. He dominated people as a senior."