- Jared Shanker, ESPN Staff Writer
Ryan Kortokrax (Haviland, Ohio/Wayne Trace) was behind most Class of 2013 prospects after a severe ankle injury cost him the majority of his junior season. He made up for it this summer, though, and a 100 percent healthy Kortokrax is now committed to Akron.
The 6-foot-5, 280-pound offensive tackle made the call and verbally pledged to the Zips and first-year coach Terry Bowden recently.
“My commitment to Akron was mainly influenced by how they’re just a family,” Kortokrax said. “They have such a great bond between the coaches and players. Their coaching staff is easy to get along with. They have a great staff to help out with their players and keeping their academics in order.”
During the second game of the season, Kortokrax had a teammate come crashing down on his left ankle, breaking a bone.
“I had to have a plate and five screws put in,” he said.
Toledo was also interested in Kortokrax.
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