Akron has had a hard time getting things going on the recruiting trail. With just a couple months left until signing day, and quite a few spots left to fill in their 2015 class, Terry Bowden, and the Zips coaching staff are hoping after landing their latest pledge the verbal commitments start to fly in.
Soon after ending his official visit on the University of Akron campus over the weekend, JUCO wide out Michael Means Jr. called the coaches on the phone, and let them know he was joining their squad over chances to suit up, and play for Arkansas State, Georgia State, and Idaho.
"I picked Akron because first off it was closer to home, and I have been away from home for a couple years now. I want my family to come watch me play, and Akron was the closest to home." Means, who is originally from Cincinnati, and played his high school ball for powerhouse Moeller stated to Hustle Belt.
"I took my visit to see if Akron was the school for me, and I liked it a lot. The coaching staff made me feel like I was at home. I broke the news to the offensive coordinator (A.J. Milwee) as soon as I got off the plane when I landed in Phoenix. I thought about it hard on the four hour plane ride I had and knew it was the place for me. The staff was excited as well as myself. I thanked them for another opportunity for me to continue to play this game. They can't wait till I'm officially on campus."
The 6'2 200 pound receiver will graduate from Scottsdale Community College later this month, and plans to arrive at Akron in January to start the next chapter of his life.
Playing in a pass happy offense last season for the 8-3 Artichokes, Michael caught 23 passes for 353 yards, and three touchdowns.
Want to see what Means will add to the Zips roster? Check out his JUCO highlights, courtesy of Hudl: