Miami, and Western Michigan aren't the only Mid-American Conference programs having luck on the recruiting trail. Paul Haynes and the Kent State coaching staff recently secured a verbal commitment from offensive lineman Zach Corrigall of Akron St. Vincent St. Mary.
"I liked what I saw, and I liked what they were about. Blue collar, work hard attitude. It seemed like a perfect fit, and they were my only offer." Corrigall stated to Hustle Belt.
The second 2016 recruit to verbally commit to Kent State so far, Corrigall joins one time St. Vincent St. Mary turned Upper Arlington defensive back Tyrece Speaight in the Golden Flashes class. While some recruits announce their college commitment live on television or during a ceremony at their high school, Zach chose to keep his pledge more under-the-radar.
"I tweeted coach Clark and said I needed to talked to him. He told me to call him. I called him and said I'm all in and ready to commit. He was extremely excited and just can't wait for me to be apart of the family."
Corrigall might just be joining the Kent State family, but his grandfather has been in it for years. The grandson of former Kent State player and coach Jim Corrigall, Zach knows all about his grandfathers legacy, but is ready to make one of his own.
"He was a great player no doubt, but I am going there to make my own imprint." said, Zach.
Playing mostly tackle for St. Vincent St. Mary, the 6'4 265 pound Corrigall has the skill set to play guard on the college level. Needing versatile linemen on the roster, Zach could find himself in the mix for early playing time once he reaches the Kent State campus.
"What they said was all I can promise you is a degree, the rest of the journey is for you to fill in. When I get there I'll just compete and do the best job I can."
Want to see Zach Corrigall in action? Check out these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: