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2016 National Signing Day Recap: Toledo Rockets

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22 players make up Toledo's class.

Robert Duyos-USA TODAY Sports

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.