In his third season as the University of Akron head men's coach, Caleb Porter
has snared one of the Zips' best recruiting classes in their history with the
signing of eight players, headed by defender Kofi Sarkodie
, who played for the USA at the 2007 Under-17 World Cup in South Korea.
Sarkodie, who is
completing his U-17 residency in May, is the younger brother of former U.S. U-17 and U-20 and University of Indiana standout Ofori Sarkodie
University of Cincinnati player Kwame Sarkodie
Also signed were a pair of former ESP-adidas all-stars Teal
and Darlington Nagbe
, both sons of international players of note.
Bunbury, who resides in Prior Lake, Minn., but has played for
Canada's U-17 national team, is the son of former Canada international Alex Bunbury
(third all-time with 16 goals). Nagbe, who plays for the Ohio powerhouse
Internationals, is the son of Joe Nagbe Sr.,
who has been capped 77 times for Liberia.
Also signed were midfielder
, midfielder Ryan Greenhill
, forward Thomas Schmitt
defender Dominic Moore
-- who all hail from Ohio -- and first-team All-Central Florida goalkeeper James