As the Class of 2017 nears its completion, Jason Candle and the Toledo Rockets continue to chase at least three major pieces to the future of Rocket Football.
Noah Curtis - Delray Beach, Fla. - DE
Noah Curtis is widely regarded as one of the best defensive ends in the Sunshine State. The Florida native is currently ranked as No. 19 in the state and is currently considering Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Pittsburgh, and Toledo but rumors are that the decision will really focus on the Rockets and Pitt. Curtis is a six-foot-six, 230-pound pass rusher who can make tremendous plays off of the defensive line. As a current three-star, Curtis would add defensive line depth to the class. Curtis visits Pittsburgh this weekend and visited Toledo on January 13th. After this weekend, Curtis should be close to a decision. We'll keep you posted.
Travell Harris - Tampa, Fla. - ATH
Travell Harris has been at the top of the list for Toledo since early summer as he continues to rack up interest and offers for his dynamic playmaking ability. Harris is five-eight and only 170-plus pounds but he can return kicks and punts as well as use his incredible speed when the football is in his hands. Harris tells us that Toledo wants him to come in and replace Corey Jones. Recently, Harris has visited Arizona and is at Washington State this weekend before finishing up with a reported official to Toledo. The Rockets have been at the top of Harris' list for a long time but he will announce his decision on National Signing Day. We'll have the latest.
Nick Robinson - Oklahoma City, OK - ATH
Nick Robinson is one of the more explosive athletes in the Class of 2017 as a whole. The six-four, 210-pound athlete is the best in Oklahoma according to Scout.com as Toledo attempts to sneak into the final running for his services. The Oklahoma native is highly considering Arizona, Houston, Kansas State, and Louisville but the Rockets could have a chance to sneak in as a wild card in the final week and a half before National Signing Day. Robinson really likes Toledo and could fit nicely as a possession wide receiver or even a safety on the defensive side of the ball. We'll keep you posted on the chances for the Rockets.