By ALLEN MOFF | STAFF WRITER
Kent State football coach Paul Haynes will spend the next few days slapping the finishing touches on his first recruiting class.
National Signing Day is set for Wednesday, and according to various internet sources the Golden Flashes have already secured oral commitments from 13 recruits. The number is expected to reach 20 by Wednesday.
The latest recruit to give Haynes a verbal commitment is Ryan Malone, a 6-foot-3, 245-pound tight end from Covington, La. Other recruits secured by Haynes and his staff are Demetrius Monday, a 5-11, 185-pound defensive back from Fairburn, Ga.; Chris Overton, a 5-9, 160-pound wide receiver with 4.5 speed from Glenville High School in Cleveland; Darius Redmond, a 6-1, 205-pound linebacker from Miami, Fla.; and Terence Waugh, a 6-2, 220-pound linebacker from McDonough, Ga.
Recruits that originally committed to former Kent State head coach Darrell Hazell and have remained committed to KSU are Roman Clay, a 5-10, 200-pound running back from Lancaster, Pa.; Eric Church, a 5-9, 170-pound cornerback from Erial, N.J.; Kris White, a 6-1, 210-pound quarterback/athlete from Groveland, Fla.; Nathan Strock, a 6-4, 190-pound quarterback from Tri-Valley High School in Dresden; Dustyn Moore, a 6-1, 215-pound linebacker from Conyers, Ga.; Tyson Reinke, a 6-3, 260-pound defensive tackle from Eden Prairie, Minn.; Ryan Seibert, a 6-4, 200-pound linebacker from Powell; and Brock Macaulay, a 6-7, 240-pound tight end from Millersburg.
Coaches are not permitted to comment on recruits until they officially sign on Wednesday.
Haynes will hold a press conference announcing his 2013 recruiting class Wednesday at 1 p.m., and a National Signing Day Party will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Quaker Steak & Lube in the basement of the Kent State University Student Center. Haynes and his coaching staff will be on hand to tell fans about the Flashes' 2013 recruiting class.