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Kent State locks up 2 new verbal commitments

The Flashes are starting to heat up on the recruiting trail.

NCAA Football: Miami (Ohio) at Kent State Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The Kent State football program has started the week off pretty well. Picking up two verbal commitments within the last 24 hours, the Flashes class of 2017 is really starting to take shape.

On Monday, Paul Haynes and the Kent State coaching staff kicked things off by receiving a pledge from Saddleback Junior College (CA) wide receiver Deondre Moore.

The 6’2 175-pound Moore, who hauled in 28 receptions for 754 yards and eight touchdowns for the Gauchos last season, announced his plans via his Twitter page:

A native of Tennessee, Moore started his college career off at Austin Peay University before deciding to take the JUCO route. Now a future Flash, he held a scholarship offer from Southeastern Louisiana before shutting down his recruitment on Monday.

Gamble commits

Moore might’ve been the first to the party, but Kesean Gamble was soon behind him. On Tuesday morning, the Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy product announced he too will suit up for Paul Haynes, and company.

The 19th member of the Flashes 2017 class, Gamble, who played on both sides of the ball on the high school level, will make the switch to linebacker full time when he arrives on the Kent State campus.

Considered the 2,716th overall prospect in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, the 6’1 235-pound, two-star prospect, reportedly received scholarship offers from Mid-American Conference programs such as Buffalo, Miami, and Toledo before jumping on his chance to continue his education and football playing days at Kent State.

With the Kent State coaching staff hosting numerous class of 2017 prospects on official visits this upcoming weekend, the Flashes could be close to receiving even more great news. Stick with Hustle Belt for the latest in Mid-American Conference recruiting.