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University of Akron environment made Ohio softball recruit 'uncomfortable', but school won't overturn NLI

OXFORD, Ohio — Allie Cummins of Lakota West has learned the ins and outs of the National Letter of Intent the hard way after trying unsuccessfully to be released from her legal commitment to the University of Akron’s softball team.
However, without a release from Akron and her NLI, she’s ineligible for a year.
Akron recruited Cummins when she was 15. After signing her NLI with Akron this past November, she changed her mind during her senior season when Lakota West finished as Division I state runner-up. By July, she and Lakota West publicized her commitment to the Miami Redhawks