Hoban's Will Fleming Holds an Offer

It appears Akron will have a "home court" advantage in recruiting Hoban's Will Fleming. Fleming is the son of Jim Fleming, the Akron defensive coordinator. Akron has become the first school to offer the younger Fleming a scholarship. Will Fleming talked about his interest in Akron as well as what other schools are recruiting him.

Akron Hoban's Will Fleming is starting to create a buzz in recruiting circles. Fleming has received his first offer from Akron and is starting to hear from a lot of the top programs in the Mid-West. Fleming, the son of Akron University defensive coordinator Jim Fleming, was excited about receiving his first offer.

"It was great," Fleming said of the Akron offer. "Obviously I'm very familiar with the school with my dad coaching there. J. D. Brookhart is doing a great job as the head coach and it's a program on the rise. I get along well with all the coaches and think a lot of the program. It would be cool to play for my dad."

Akron isn't the only school recruiting this young defensive stalwart. Fleming plays safety at Hoban but is being recruited as an outside linebacker by most schools. Fleming, 6' 4" and 205 pounds, should flourish by playing closer to the line of scrimmage.

"I'm receiving a lot of text messages," he said. "Probably Boston College and Vanderbilt are the two I'm hearing from the most. Indiana, Illinois and West Virginia have also contacted the school recently.'

"Because of basketball I wasn't able to get out and see any schools. I was invited to some junior days but didn't attend any. I was at a few Akron football games this year. Last summer I camped at Ohio State and Boston College."

Fleming, who ran a 4.65 forty-yard dash at the Ohio State summer camp, talked about his strengths as a player.

"I think my best skill is being able to get to the football," Fleming explained. "I think I've learned how to play the game fast and I'm able to make plays. I also like contact and want to be someone who's looked at as a hitter who can cause turnovers. Next year I'll be playing wide receiver on offense also. I think I'm a versatile player who can play different spots. Most schools are recruiting me as an outside linebacker or as an athlete."

Fleming admitted to being wide open regarding his college choices and said he wants to consider all of his options before making his final choice.

"I like Ohio State, Northwestern, Indiana, Boston College, Akron, Oregon and North Carolina," Fleming noted. "Oregon has recently begun to show interest and I've liked North Carolina for a long time. I lived in North Carolina growing up and I'm a big Tar Heel fan."

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