It’s Akron Coach Caleb Porter’s world, we just live in it: Five of the first eight selections were from the NCAA champion Zips, and two more went in the second round. (Goff)
So was the FO's failure to land him last year due more to something they did (or didn't do) or to his desire to stick with his program (or the college ranks in general)? Could have been money, could have been security, could have been a bad pitch on the FO's part. But the dude can obviously pick talent. And that makes me wonder if the Kasper/Ashton stranglehold on personnel decisions was the breaking point.