It’s Week Three of MAC Football Recruiting Power Rankings, and not a whole lot has transpired as we hit the middle of May. With the big recruiting months of June and Jule just around the corner, let’s take a look at where each team stands as of right now.
T-7. Akron Zips
T-7. Buffalo Bulls
T-7. Ohio Bobcats
It’s nearly the middle of May and half of the league has yet to land a single commit for the 2019 class. Oy vey. However, Ohio tends to do a solid job on the recruiting trail so expect Frank Solich and company to use their experience to set themselves apart from this group.
Acquiring a pair of two-stars in defensive tackle John Harris and quarterback Mark Nondorf isn’t going to help Ball State much since most of the MAC West has multiple three-stars committed for 2019 at this point. However, Mike Neu has been busy as his staff sent out eight offers this week to bring their total up to 208, 72 of which were sent to states in the South.
The Chippewas fall this week in the rankings after a couple of weeks without any commitments despite landing a pair of three-star recruits. John Bonamego has not been as busy on the offering front as CMU has 133 offers out, which is fewer than some of its MAC West counterparts. Considering the dog-eat-dog nature of college recruiting, it’ll be interesting to see of Bonamego continues to slow-play offers in the nitty-gritty of recruiting season.
The Broncos made some moves this week as they landed a pair of three-stars in quarterback Payton Thorne and receiver Marshawn Foster to go with the earlier commit of three-star linebacker Boone Bonnema. WMU issued out ten more offers this week to bring their total up to 149. Tim Lester has been working the Midwest hard as his staff sent 116 offers to recruits in the region per 247Sports.com.
This has been a quiet week for the Rockets, but they still boast four three-stars in their 2019 class. There aren’t a whole lot of recruits that UT hasn’t offered as it has 325 (!!!) offers out, 63 of which in the state of Florida alone. This strategy has worked for Toledo in the past, so it’ll likely pay off for them.
The Huskies got a huge pick-up this week as three-star defensive end Cam Mattox committed to NIU, which now has four three-stars in its 2019 class. Rod Carey has been effecient with his offers as Northern Illinois only has 96 offers out. We will have to see if this pace will continue in the summer months, but this method has been working out for the Huskies so far.
Another week, another number-one spot for the RedHawks. This Miami class, which is rated as the 26st-best class in the country per 247Sports.com, is highlighted by Brett Gabbert and the 11 other three-star commits. However, MU hasn’t had a commit in the month of May and the other recruiting powerhouses in the MAC are starting to pick up steam. Can the Red and White maintain control of the best prospects in the conference? Stay tuned...