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Published: Saturday, 1/29/2011

Rockets receive 2 more commitments

The University of Toledo football team has received two more verbal commitments from Ohio standouts for the 2011 recruiting class.

Wide receiver Justin Olack from Massillon Washington and defensive back Noah Key from Columbus Bishop Hartley have given nonbinding pledges to join the Rockets.

Olack (6-foot-4, 190 pounds) is rated a three-star recruit by most scouting services and was originally committed to Pittsburgh before coach Dave Wannstedt was let go.

Key (5-11, 180), whose father David played cornerback at Michigan, was the Division IV co-offensive player of the year as a running back and helped Bishop Hartley win its first state title since 1986 last fall.

Per NCAA rules, Beckman cannot comment on any incoming recruits until they sign a national letter of intent. National signing day is Wednesday.

HAUSER NAMED: Chris Hauser was named director of high school relations for the UT football program Friday, filling the vacated position of Whitmer graduate and UT alumnus Andy Boyd, who left the coaching profession last fall.

Hauser comes to UT following one season as the defensive coordinator at Capital University, and four seasons at Ohio State, one as a graduate assistant and three working with the linebackers as a defensive quality control coach. Hauser, who played defensive back at Akron from 1998-99, has also been an assistant at Akron and Fort Hays (Kan.) State.

"Chris Hauser will be a great addition to our football program," UT coach Tim Beckman said. "I've known Chris for a long time, going back to when we both were at Ohio State. He's an Ohio guy who knows the high school coaches in this state very well."

Hauser is a Columbus native and a 1997 graduate of Bishop Hartley High School. He and his wife, Whitney, reside in Sylvania.

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