Once Matt Campbell (and many others from the Toledo Rockets' staff) left for Iowa State and Jason Candle moved up from OC to head coach, covering for recruiting for Toledo went from a lot of fun to a whole lot of fun. Players flipped there, players changed their minds to go elsewhere, then some of those players turned back to stay with Toledo. In any case, the Rockets signed 20 players on the holiday and it was as impressive as expected.
|POS||Name||Hometown (HS)||Height/Weight||247Sports Rating|
|DE||Obi Anunike||Lewis Center, OH (Olentangy)||6'4"/215||3-star|
|S/LB||Dedarallo Blue||Seffner, FL (Armwood)||6'0"/195||3-star|
|CB||Justin Clark||West Bloomfield, MI (West Bloomfield)||5'11"/165||2-star|
|TE||Keidren Davis||Grand Rapids, MI (Union)||6'5"/215||2-star|
|OL||Luke Doerger||Cincinnati, OH (La Salle)||6'3"/300||3-star|
|CB||Zach Ford||Cleveland, OH (Cleveland Heights)||6'3"/180||2-star|
|DT||David Hood||Miami Gardens, FL (Miami Carol City)||6'1"/273||3-star|
|WR||Calvin Jackson Jr.||Pompano Beach, FL (Coral Springs Charter)||5'10/165||3-star|
|RB||Ronnie Jones||Pittsburgh, PA (Catholic Central)||6'1"/185||3-star|
|DT||Edrick Mathews||Detroit, MI (Cass Tech)||6'3"/276||3-star|
|RB||Nevone McCrimmon||Baltimore, MD (Mt. St. Joseph)||6'0"/225||3-star|
|WR||Neru N'Shaka||Hallandale, FL (Hallandale)||5'11"/180||3-star|
|WR||Desmond Phillips*||Miami, FL (Jackson)||5'11"/170||3-star|
|CB||Keelen Roberts||Miami Gardens, FL (Miami Carol City)||5'11"/170||3-star|
|DT||Willie Ross Jr.||Ravenna, OH (Ravenna)||6'1"/260||2-star|
|RB||Shakif Seymour||Cleveland, OH (Parma Heights Holy Name)||5'11"/215||2-star|
|DE||Tuzar Skipper*||Norwich, CT (Monroe College)||6'4"/245||2-star|
|TE||Nate Swart||Washington, PA (Washington)||6'5"/225||2-star|
|ATH||Jacquez Williams||Jacksonville Beach, FL (Sandalwood)||6'1"/187||2-star|
|S||Jordan Williams||Pflugerville, TX (Hendrickson)||5'10"/180||2-star|
|LB||Tre'Shun Wilson||Montgomery, AL (Robert E. Lee)||6'0"/205||NR|
|DE||Jhonny Williams**||Benton Harbor, MI (Notre Dame)||6'5"/260||3-star|
Early enrollees: Desmond Phillips Tuzar Skipper, Jhonny Williams (transferred summer 2015)
Running Back U
Toledo's so greedy with these players it's not even fair to anybody else. They already have plenty of returning talent on this year's roster, it's the same guys who carried the rock for UT last season: then they go ahead and grab three more high-ceiling prospects. Ronnie Jones and Nevone McCrimmon are both 3-star players by 247Sports. Jones is the 40-th best prospect out of the state of Pennsylvania and was flirting with 2,000 rushing yards with 29 TD his senior season at Central Catholic HS. Shakif Seymour has is a high 2-star with good size at 5-foot-11, 215 pounds, that rushed for over 1,000 yards in all three seasons in HS with 56 total TD and provides a lot of speed out of the backfield.
Cornerback, secondary depth
The highest-rated player to boost the Toledo secondary is Dedarallo Blue, a Florida native. He could actually play some linebacker too, but either way he'll have some high expectations from an old teammate of his in Aaron Covington if nothing else.
Keelen Roberts, also from Florida, has decent size at 6-foot-0 and has really good speed at the position. From West Bloomfield, Michigan comes Justin Clark who had five other offers, including some other MAC schools, Southern Ilinois, Temple and Army (per 247Sports). Another 2-star corner Zach Ford earned reported offers from Bowling Green and Miami.
Playmakers at WR, no QB though
The most popular receiver on the team is Neru N'Shaka, who could've ended up playing in the ACC (de-committed from Virginia) or with Wisconsin, but the 5-foot-10 receiver signed with Toledo. Calvin Jackson recently committed to Toledo and was also being looked at by Matt Campbell at Iowa State. Not a lot of height with them or 5-foot-11 Desmond Phillips, but the Rockets to also bring in a pair of 6-foot-5 tight ends in Keidren Davis and Nate Swart.
The class, however, does not feature a quarterback. That's not a problem though, seems how they already have five on the current roster and none of them are seniors.