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Big-time recruits landing at mid-majors

Updated: November 19, 2008, 12:39 PM ET
By Ryan Canner-O'Mealy | ESPNRISE.com

Zeke Marshall has all the talent in the world. The 6-foot-11 center from McKeesport (Pa.) runs the floor, rebounds, blocks shots and has a rapidly developing offensive game.

Needless to say, he got the kind of scholarship offers that typically go along with such skills. Schools like Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech all came calling before Marshall chose Akron of the Mid-American Conference.

Haven't-been-to-the-NCAA-tournament-since-1986 Akron? Never-on-national-TV Akron?

That's ...

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