Notebook: DL Elijah Ratliff flips from Marshall to Kent State

Ratliff flipped from Marshall to Kent State

Elijah Ratliff, a defensive tackle from Reynoldsburg, Ohio has flipped his commitment from Marshall to Kent State during the week.

On Monday, Dave Berk reported that Ratliff was no longer committed to Marshall. Two days later, Ratliff tweeted his decision to go to Kent State instead.

According to, Ratliff is rated as a high two-star prospect and was previously targeted by other Mid-American Conference affiliate programs like Miami-OH, Ohio, Akron, Bowling Green and Toledo.

Toledo target adds Kent State offer

Defensive end Cheriff Johnson (Youngstown, Ohio; Cardinal Mooney HS), who already holds offers from Kentucky and Toledo, picked up an offer from Kent State yesterday.

EMU offers LB from Indiana

Joey Schmidt received his second offer yesterday from Eastern Michigan. Schmidt already held one offer from Bowling Green, which he received before his junior season at Carmel High School (Carmel, Ind.).

Newburg earns pair of MAC offers

Gabe Newburg, a 6-foot-5 defensive end from Clayton, Ohio (Northmont HS) received offers from Toledo and Eastern Michigan yesterday. He is now up to three offers, including his first from Cincinnati.

CMU offers Detroit King QB

Dequan Finn of Martin Luther King High School (Detroit, Mich.) has received an offer from Central Michigan yesterday. The dual-threat quarterback received his first offer in July from Arkansas State.

Rice earns WMU offer

Wide receiver Mershawn Rice earned his eighth offer yesterday from Western Michigan. Rice is a four-star prospect by and is from Reynoldsburg, Ohio. His seven other offers are from: Kentucky, Cincinnati, Toledo, Pittsburgh, Syracuse Youngstown State and Bowling Green.

Miami-OH, Buffalo offer OL

Ben Hoitink, an offensive lineman from Slinger, Wisc. (Slinger HS) has received offers from Miami-OH and Buffalo within the last three days. Hoitink is listed at 6-foot-4, 312 pounds.


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