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MAC Football Recruiting Roundup: 5/17-5/24

Yet another busy week on the recruiting trail has concluded

This week gave fans a little bit of everything on the recruiting trail including a combination of commitments, de-commitments, as well as multiple offers. As always, feel free to check out our MAC Football Recruiting Database which allows you to see how your favorite MAC team is doing on the recruiting trail.

-NIU continued their recruiting success in the Sunshine State as they received a verbal from 3-star WR Jahcour Pearson. Pearson is undersized, however he can create some big plays in open space. Pearson's style of play reminds me of current NIU wide receiver Aregeros Turner.

-We're a little late on this one, however we published an article this week on Haydn Lewis' commitment to Ohio.

-For the second week in a row, WMU had a recruit de-commit. This time it was Tom Kowalkoski who de-committed from WMU and announced he will be attending Boston College instead. Kowalkoski figured to be a big part of the Broncos' 2016 recruiting class. WMU's class is now down to 12 which still gives them plenty of scholarships available for the next nine months or so.

-Speaking of WMU, coach Fleck and his staff offered a 4-star 2017 QB recruit this week

Although P.J. Fleck is known for being a master recruiter, I wouldn't hold out much hope that Bentley winds up in a Bronco uniform as big time programs including Auburn, Clemson, and Miami (FL) have all reportedly offered.

-RB Shakif Seymour decided on Toledo despite holding offers from MAC rivals such as Buffalo, Kent State, Miami, and Western Michigan. With Seymour set to join 2015 running back signees Arthur Thompkins and Nevone McCrimmon, the future looks bright for Toledo at running back once Kareem Hunt graduates.

-The Falcons are flying fast on the recruiting trail. Bowling Green landed commitments from WR Kyree CalliRB Terence Stephens and DE Sharif Saleem. Cali has pretty high upside for a guy who has gone mostly under-the-radar throughout the recruiting process so far.

-Coach Babers is also trying to flip 3-star QB Chris Oladokun who is currently committed to South Florida. With so much time before NSD 2016 and Nebraska offering recently as well, something tells me that a flip from USF to another school is possible.

-Akron offered Kato Nelson this week, a solid 3-star dual threat quarterback out of powerhouse Flanagan HS in Florida. Nelson's highlights are pretty entertaining, not just because of his big arm and dual-threat capabilities but also for the Sportscenter intro along with a Mel Kiper voice-over.


-Ball State picked up a commitment from OG Dominick Mathis. It looks like Ball State was the only school to offer the Indianapolis native(Warren Central HS). We'll have more on his commitment in the coming days.

-On Saturday evening, 3-star S Edward Hayes announced that Toledo is currently in his top 10 list of schools. I wouldn't consider the Rockets favorites to land Hayes, however it definitely is a step in the right direction in hopes of landing the Texas native.

-One of the top targets among many MAC schools received his first Power 5 offer from Rutgers this week. DE/TE Bryce Hargrove currently lists offers from MAC schools such as Akron, Ball State, Kent State, and Western Michigan. Look for Hargrove to garner more interest from P5 programs over the next few weeks.

-Chuck Martin and his RedHawks recruited the state of Florida hard this week offering multiple recruits from powerhouse Miramar HS. The players offered include: WR Kyle Anthony, 3-star DB Korel Smith3-star DB Shemar Jean-Charles, and DE Terrell Lucas Jr. Anthony is an under-the-radar receiver who could turn some heads over the summer, while Jean-Charles is also being pursued by NIU. It's worth noting that 2015 NIU signee Jeff Hill Jr. attended Miramar as well which could help the Huskies land Jean-Charles.