Offensive coordinator named top 10 recruiter among ‘Non-Big Six’ schools

February 21, 2014 | Athletics, News
By Paul Helgren



Candle

Candle

Jason Candle has some national recruiting accolades to go along with his new title.

Candle, who recently was promoted to associate head coach and offensive coordinator for the Rockets, was named one of the top 10 recruiters in the country among “non-Big Six” conferences by Rivals.com.

He also made Rival’s top 10 list in 2010.

“Jason is very deserving of this recognition,” said UT Head Football Coach Matt Campbell. “Jason does a great job developing relationships with student-athletes, as well as with high school coaches. I’m very proud of his efforts in helping to bring a lot of very fine young men to The University of Toledo.”

Candle has been an assistant coach at Toledo since 2009. He began as the slot receivers/tight end coach and has worked his way to becoming the top offensive assistant on Campbell’s staff. In addition to serving as offensive coordinator, Candle will coach the quarterbacks this season.

A 2003 graduate of Mount Union, Candle coached for six years at his alma mater before joining the Rockets.

Here’s what Rivals.com had to say about him: “Candle was a recruiting mercenary of sorts in 2014. He landed 11 of Toledo’s 23 commitments this cycle. He was responsible for the signings of a trio of three-star prospects, including wide receiver Mykale Rogers, who most expect to have a major impact as a Rocket. Candle signed five recruits from Florida and a handful of prospects that carried offers from [Bowl Championship Series]-level programs.”