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A look at what took place across the conference on the recruiting trail over the weekend

Which programs made major splashes on the recruiting trail this past weekend?

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Akron

DE Matthew Hanson committed recently. Hanson had reported offers from Southern Mississippi, Florida Atlantic, Iowa State, and WKU.

Ball State

3-star WR Khalil Newton and LB Michael Robinson committed. Ball State has put themselves into contention for top recruiting class in the conference over the past two weeks.

Bowling Green

WR Calvin Clater

Clater is a 3-star WR out of Fort Worth, Texas. He reported multiple FCS offers as well as reported offers from Nevada and UMass.

LB Noah Harvey

Harvey’s other reported offers came from Buffalo and NIU. The Wisconsin native stands at 6-foot-3 weighing 210 pounds.

Buffalo

Head over to Bull Run for the latest Buffalo recruiting news!

CMU

CMU landed former Michigan QB, graduate transfer Shane Morris over the weekend.

One time Southern Mississippi pledge Shawn Wiley verbally committed to CMU while on campus for his official visit.

4-star ATH Nick Robinson took an official visit over the weekend. Robinson took an official visit over the weekend, and plans to announced his decision on Wednesday afternoon.

The CMU coaching staff found enough time over the weekend to hold a in-home visit with defensive back Rolliann Sturkey.

EMU

RB Karmi Mackey committed to coach Creighton and the Eagles over the weekend. Florida A&M was his only other reported offer.

2-star DE Ali Fayad flipped his commitment from EMU to WMU.

Kent State

3-star DB Geno Stone is beginning to draw some interest from P5 programs. He will take a visit to Michigan State this upcoming weekend. Iowa is the other B1G program that has been showing interest in Stone.

Miami

3-star DE Joshua Maize committed over the weekend.

RB Davion Johnson took an official visit to Miami over the weekend, and will visit Iowa next weekend. Minnesota is also reportedly in the mix.

NIU

QB commit Nate Wieland was planning on visiting Iowa this weekend, however he cancelled the trip at the last minute. Iowa is recruiting him to play linebacker, while NIU wants him to play QB for them. This sounds like a similar situation to 2015 QB/ATH Alec Ingold who was a longtime NIU QB commit before eventually signing with Wisconsin, he’s now their starting fullback. It would be huge for NIU’s QB depth for them to sign both Hall and Wieland (Hall is already on campus as an early enrollee).

Ohio

3-star RB Morgan Ellison de-committed. It looks like he will wind up at either Indiana or Cincinnati.

Toledo

ATH Deamonte King

King was committed to West Virginia at one point. He chose the Rockets over reported offers from Boston College, and six MAC program. King is a local product as he currently attends St. Vincent-St. Mary’s

3-star LB Tadarrius Patterson

Patterson is another 3-star recruit who committed to Toledo over the weekend. Patterson has an extremely impressive list of reported offers which includes Louisville, Auburn, Cal, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi State, Tennessee, and Virginia Tech.

With the addition of Patterson came the subtraction of 3-star WR Trent Cloud from this year’s class. Cloud received an offer from Cincinnati earlier in the month.

Former Louisville commit Joey Palmer officially visited the Toledo campus over the weekend. The JUCO offensive tackle, who graduated from Sheridan High School in Thornville, Ohio, has offers from not just the Rockets, but also programs such as Florida Atlantic, Nevada, and East Carolina to name a few.

WMU

DE Ali Fayad committed on an official visit over the weekend.

2-star OL Tom O’Mara committed over reported offers from Bowling Green and CMU.

3-star OL Zendon Dellinger flipped from Cincinnati to WMU. At 6-foot-7 280 pounds, he is going to be a tough guy to match up against at the next level.

QB Reece Goddard

We wrote about Goddard and his WMU offer last week, knowing it was likely he would later commit. Goddard could be a diamond in the rough, especially under Tim Lester’s tutelage.