Overall, it was an exciting week not only for MAC recruiting news but also the Hustle Belt recruiting team. On Saturday, we released a handy database that displays current commitments for each MAC school and also gives you easy access to the articles we published on each recruit. We will continually be updating this database until signing day, tracking new commitments, de-commitments, and everything else in between!
The MAC has had great success recruiting highly-touted quarterbacks this year and 3-star QB Lloyd Yates could be next. Akron and Northern Illinois are among his top schools currently and both look to be very much in the hunt, but Northwestern could be the choice if they decide to offer the dual-threat quarterback. NIU currently has verbal commitments from two other quarterbacks so it will be interesting to see if that factors into Yates' decision.
Ohio was the recipient of a package deal this past week. 3-star linebacker London Cloud and defensive end Najee Stevens-McKenzie from Bedford, Ohio committed to THE Ohio University this past week. The Bobcats also picked up their first up their first commitment from outside the state of Ohio.
Ball State received a commitment from their top cornerback target, Armani McNulty. As a nice Fourth of July surprise, athlete Malik Dunner also committed to the Cardinals.
Kent State added some beef to their offensive line with a commitment from Conor Brumfield. Linebacker Nick Faulkner looks to be a solid addition for the Flashes. We published an article about Faulkner's Kent State offer just a week before his commitment to the Flashes.
The Flashes also have their eye on an underrated running back Myles Washington. Washington will be a good get for whichever school he decides on.
Western Michigan and Toledo have been the most active MAC teams as far as commitments go. Western Michigan leads the MAC schools with 18 verbal commitments but Toledo is not far behind with 16.
It will be interesting to see if Western Michigan and Toledo can keep up their recruiting success over the next few weeks, or if they will hit a slow period.