Mentor DE chooses Toledo over Cincinnati

Mentor, Ohio defensive end John Stepec verbally committed to the University of Toledo Friday. Stepec chose to join the Rockets 2013 recruiting class passing on other offers from Cincinnati, Ball State, Boston College, Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami University, Minnesota, Ohio University, Syracuse, and Western Michigan.

The 6-3, 250 pound defensive end from Lake Catholic high school finished his junior season logging 80 tackles and 12 sacks.

Stepec is the second commit to join this week along with quarterback Logan Woodside and is the 9th commit for the Rockets 2013 football recruiting class.