In July, Terry Bowden, and the Zips picked up a commitment from speedy play-maker Donterio "Terio" Fowler. Originally graduating in 2014, from Lakewood High School in Saint Petersburg, Florida, Fowler, rated 3-stars by 247Sports, had to spend a little time at the Georgia prep school, Atlanta Sports Academy, to make sure his grades were in order before joining Akron in 2015.
"I chose Akron because they stuck with me when I didn't pass the ACT. Other teams left. Akron was my only offer. I had other teams looking at me, but they never offered." Fowler told Hustle Belt.
"Coach Terry is a great coach, and I love what he's doing with the program."
As a senior at Lakewood High, the 5'9 170 pound, brother of current Florida defensive end Dante Fowler Jr., rushed for over 1,000 yards, while also being a standout in the return game on special teams. His ability to juke and jive out of tackles, is one of the main reasons Akron wanted to add him to the Zips roster.
"They want me to play slot wide receiver, and running back." Said, Fowler. "I'm an explosive player, and will out run defenders. I have good vision, and nice moves, and hands. They are getting a great athlete."
Donterio plans on enrolling at Akron in January and would like to major in Business Finance once he reaches campus.
Want to see what the Zips are getting in Fowler? Check out some of his high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: