After losing one time verbal pledge Trey Dunkelberger to Syracuse earlier this recruiting cycle it left the Akron football staff searching for a tight end to add to the Zips roster. On Saturday Terry Bowden, and his group of assistant coaches finally found their guy.
While on campus for his official visit class of 2015 tight end Avery Cagle of Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville, Georgia gave Bowden, and the Zips his commitment.
A number of things played a role in Avery's decision.
"The visit was unforgettable. The amount of time I was able to spend with Coach Bowden, and the rest of the staff, they definitely made me feel welcome, and at home. (They give me) A wonderful opportunity for a great education, and to play with a tremendous coaching staff. Also I get to compete in the Mid-American Conference." Avery told Hustle Belt soon after his commitment.
Location was another reason why the 6'4 230 pound Cagle fell in love with the University of Akron.
"I love the proximity of everything. All the sports clubs in Cleveland are right at your finger tips, and I'm pretty sure the Great Lakes aren't too far either."
Before deciding to suit up for the Zips, Cagle, who should find himself battling for early minutes next season for Akron was considering continuing his education and football playing days at schools such as East Tennessee State, Jacksonville State, Robert Morris, Georgia State, and many other programs.
Seeing time on the field in a matter of different ways last season for Riverside, Cagle accounted for 554 total yards from scrimmage, and four touchdowns for head coach Gary Downs, and the Eagles.
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