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January 14, 2012Craig Runyan committed to Toledo over the summer. The 6-4, 230 pound tight end from Marysville, Ohio chose the Rockets over offers from Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami University, and Ohio University.
Runyan was used as both a tight end and running back at Marysville High School last fall. He rushed for 481 yards and 6 touchdowns on 59 carries, averaging 8.2 yards per rush. Out of his tight end position Craig had 13 receptions for 259 yards and 4 receiving touchdowns. He also threw one pass for 20 yards.
Runyan was recruited to Toledo by former tight ends coach Alex Golesh. When Golesh left Toledo to follow Tim Beckman to Illinois, Runyan was disappointed but never wavered from his commitment to Toledo.
A couple of days afer Tim Beckman was hired as the new head coach at Illinois, Toledo offensive coordinator Matt Campbell was named the next head coach of the Rockets football program. That move excited Runyan, and kept him from questioning his commitment to Toledo.
Runyan took his official visit to Toledo right in the midst of the coaching change.
"I was sold by them (UT coaches). I feel they will take us to a MAC Championship next year."
Craig will sign his national letter of intent with the University of Toledo on February 1st, the first day that high school seniors can sign with Division I schools.
Craig Runyan Senior Film on HUDL