Kurelic: What I Am Hearing Around The MAC


Gahanna Lincoln P/K Tyler Grassman

More MAC offers on the way for Gahanna’s Tyler Grassman?  Toledo commitment thinking
bigger? Bobcats offering Sandusky teammates? MAC schools intrigued by
fast rising Queen City lineman and more…


When it comes to MAC football recruiting there is plenty going on.  I
have had my ear to the ground and have plenty to share.

Tyler Grassman (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) and Joshua Brebant
(Akron, Ohio/Firestone) are a couple kicker/punters to keep
mind.  MAC fans might be seeing either or both a lot over the next few

The 6-foot-1 and 185-pound Grassman is having a very good senior
season playing quarterback and doing his team’s punting and kicking. 
Grassman is drawing interest from Ohio State, Illinois and Indiana from
the Big Ten.  Some MAC schools have also shown interest including
Buffalo and Western Michigan, and Grassman has a scholarship offer from
Buffalo.  Grassman visited Buffalo during the summer and liked what he

The 6-foot-2 and 200-pound Brebant is a junior.  He averaged 35 yards
per punt his sophomore season and 38.5 so far this season.  Brebant is
also kicking and has made all of his field goals and extra points except
for one of each that were blocked.  His long is from 48 yards.

Brebant has attended games at Ohio State and Michigan so far this
season.  He plans to attend the Temple at Bowling Green game on Oct. 22.

The Toledo Rockets coaching staff has high hopes for
offensive line recruit
Storm Norton.  The 6-foot-8 and
300-pound tackle committed to Toledo in late July over scholarship
offers from Bowling Green, Buffalo, Ball State and Kent State.

However, there have been some rumblings that Ohio State might take a
look at Norton and the huge lineman says he would look at the Buckeyes
if they come calling.

“Why not?” Norton said.

Wide receiver Tristen Jeffries (Sandusky, Ohio/Sandusky) was
going to attend the
Kent State at Ohio game over the weekend, but stayed home because of the cold, rainy weather. 
Jeffries has scholarship offers from Ohio and Toledo.

The Bobcats also have an interest in Jeffries’ offensive and
defensive line teammate Michael Brown.  Had Jeffries gone to the Ohio
game on Saturday Brown would have likely gone too.  Brown does not have a
scholarship offer from the Bobcats to this point, but says he is
planning to get to an Ohio game sometime soon.

There are at least two senior prospects at Cincinnati (Ohio)
Western Hills that MAC fans
should keep in mind.  Defensive
lineman/running back Dion Dawson is an outstanding talent.  The 6-foot-1
and 290-pound Dawson has been compared to Ron Dayne as a running back,
but is also playing defensive tackle this season and has been very good
there.  Academics are a question mark and likely won’t be settled until
next spring.  Toledo and Ohio State were the two schools on Dawson the
earliest.  Also now showing quite a bit of interest are Kent State and
Iowa State.  Dawson seems like he would prefer to stay in the state of

Aliou Diouf is a 6-foot-7 and 310-pound offensive tackle that is
coming on strong.  Cincinnati is showing the most interest right now,
but a number of MAC schools are beginning to take a good look with Ball
State perhaps the most interested at this point.

The case of junior offensive lineman Dylan Weisman
(Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) is an interesting
one.  The
6-foot-4 and 280-pound Weisman moved into the starting lineup at the
beginning of this season and has established himself to be a fine
college prospect.  Weisman landed a scholarship offer from Cincinnati
late last week.

Other than Cincinnati the three schools showing interest at this
point are Ohio State, Wisconsin and Duke.  What is a bit curious is that
he is not hearing from any MAC schools so far.  Weisman may wind up as a
Big Ten scholarship offer guy, but if he doesn’t, I definitely think he
would be a very good MAC lineman.

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