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Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hoobler commits to Akron

Red Rider senior Chase Hoobler committed to play football for coach JD Brookhart and the Akron Zips (Fear the Roo!!!).

Akron was the first school to offer a scholarship to Chase, and since that offer, roughly a dozen official offers have come in, including most schools in the Mid American Conference and Big East schools Boston College and Louisville.

In my opinion, the Zips got a steal. Chase will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact, and will have the privilege to play in Akron's beautiful new Summa Field. He'll also join Orrville alum Rhyne Ladrach as a Zip, also giving Rider fans a very short drive to see 2 Riders in college.

Chase can now focus on his senior season as a Red Rider, where he looks to lead the Red Rider defense from the middle linebacker position and get us back to the playoffs.

Congrats to Chase and good luck in '09.

PS - As a Zip alum myself...I'm terribly excited about this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Congrats to Mr. Hoobler on using his football skills to earn a college education. I have two sons in college and third one year away (none on athletic scholarship), so I am painfully aware of the costs of college.

I have been impressed watching Mr. Hoobler against Lexington the last few years. I look forward to watching one more time in Week 4.

Again, congrats from your friendly rivals in Lexington.

-- Backpack