We’ve counted 14 total commits for Kent State, but only two have signed their letters of intent on the first day of the early signing period.
Those two talents come in the form of running back Craig Elmore (Chicago, Ill.; Phillips HS) and wide receiver Javaughn Williams (Cleveland, Ohio; Johnny Hay HS).
Sure, two players isn’t a lot to talk about, but there’s still a whole lot going on in Kent State, especially this week. He’ll be formally introduced on Thursday, but Sean Lewis, 34, just became Kent State’s new head coach. He simply hasn’t had enough time to make his rounds of meeting the list of commits for (his and their benefits). Plus, just because these commits didn’t sign Wednesday doesn’t mean there isn’t time to sign them later.
Elmore is a Lewis guy. Elmore was offered by and committed to Kent State on Tuesday. It was his first Division-I offer. At Syracuse, Lewis worked with Elmore’s older brother Chris Elmore, a freshman fullback/tight end on the Orange roster.
Williams is a wide receiver our list of commits missed, but he committed with the Flashes back in mid-August. Williams had six other offers from Akron, Eastern Kentucky, Marshall, Notre Dame College, Toledo and Youngstown State. The 6-foot-3 receiver went to the same high school as quarterback Mylik Mitchell.