2015 Miami RedHawks Football Recruiting

With a new coach in Chuck Martin, Miami's 2015 recruiting effort looks to be significantly more fruitful than its 2014 haul was. Follow every commitments, signing and interview with the recruits right here all year long.

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Martin Adds Another Family Member from Missouri

Chuck Martin landed a top defensive end in Jordon Hardwick. He tells us why he chose Miami over the others.


RedHawks Land Another Running Back

The RedHawks picked up yet another running back commit, this time from North Carolina.


Miami Lands RB Commit From SC Powerhouse Program

Miami secured a verbal commitment from the star running back for a South Carolina powerhouse on Sunday.


Miami Lands Verbal From Solid Illinois RB

Miami stole a three-star recruit from NIU and Illinois when Leonard Ross committed to the RedHawks Sunday.


Local Kid Makes Good as RedHawks Add RB/CB Commit

Maurice Thomas, a product of Talawanda High School in Oxford, verbally committed to Miami on Monday.


Nate Vejvoda Flips Commitment To Iowa

For the second time this summer, the Miami RedHawks watched as a 3-star recruit flipped his commitment from them to a Power 5 school. Saturday evening it was 3-star 2015 tight end Nate Vejvoda who announced he had flipped his commitment to the Iowa Hawkeyes

The New Lenox, Illinois native committed to the 'Hawks the past month, over offers from the likes of CMU, Toledo and WMU. Iowa.

The fact that Chuck Martin is losing these players to Power 5 schools shouldn't worry RedHawks fans. It shows the caliber of athlete the first year head coach is going after. Martin is quickly establishing himself as one of the best recruiters in the MAC and with nearly seven months to go until singing day, he should be able to reload quickly.


RedHawks Land First TE Commit Of 2015

Chuck Martin's recruiting class keeps rolling along with a verbal from 3-star tight end recruit Nate Vejvoda.


RedHawks Reel In A Second TE Commit

Tight end Cole Chewins of Clarkston, MI committed to the Miami RedHawks on Tuesday.


McKivitz Does Dolphin Impression, Flips to WVU

On May 21, Miami RedHawks offensive line commit Colton McKivitz had this to say in an interview with Hustle Belt:

Marshall, WVU, and Miami were my top three ... But campus life, and really just the fit for me differentiated Miami from WVU and Marshall ... Yeah, I'm definitely going there. [My verbal is] solid.

Exactly a month later, we learned what McKivitz meant by "solid" when he switched his commitment from Miami to West Virginia. The flip was originally reported by the West Virginia Metro News.

According to McKivitz's local paper, the Martins Ferry Times-Leader, McKivitz's verbal never really was that solid in the first place, and he'd been having second thoughts almost since day one. A further family visit to West Virginia sealed his decision to become a Mountaineer. McKivitz assures the Times-Leader that "this is official" and his recruiting is "over now."

But if I were Dana Holgorsen, I'd keep an eye out for the McKivitz family making a day trip to Huntington.


Strapped In: WR Cedric Asseh Commits to RedHawks

Now that Chuck Martin and his staff have gotten commitments the best quarterback prospect in Illinois and what seems like every OL prospect in the midwest, a question pops up: who is this well-regarded, well-protected quarterback going to throw the ball to?

Well, here's a start: on Wednesday, the Miami RedHawks received their first commitment from a wide receiver, Cedric Asseh of Loganville, Georgia. As Asseh himself first tweeted:

In addition to playing football, Asseh is a speed demon: he finished fourth in the state in the 100-meter dash earlier this year, with a time of 10.75. According to Hudl, he runs a 4.3 in the 40-yard dash. Turns out the Miami offense may have a deep threat to add to everyone else.

And speaking of Hudl, here are some highlights of Asseh, courtesy of their video library:


Strapped In: Miami Has Found Its Next QB

The RedHawks may have found their quarterback for the future, beating out a Big 10 team for his services in the process.


Commit No. 10: 3-Star QB Billy Bahl

The Miami RedHawks have been going hard after offensive lineman, but until now we weren't sure who those linemen would be tasked with protecting. That changed Sunday evening when the RedHawks snagged a commitment from 3-star pro-style quarterback Billy Bahl.

Bahl chose Miami over offers from Akron, Ball State, Buffalo, CMU, Ohio toledo and WMU. He also held offers from a  few Power 5 conference teams, Connecticut and Rutgers.

This is a huge get for Chuck Martin and the 'Hawks. Their 2015 recruiting class is shaping up to be one of the best in the MAC.


Commit No. 9

Monday evening the Miami RedHawks picked up their ninth commit of their 2015 recruiting class, and surprise, surprise it was another offensive lineman.

Sam McCollum, a 6-foot-4, 275 pound offensive guard from Dublin Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio is the sixth offensive lineman to commit to the RedHawks so far. Holding offers from seven schools in all, McCullom was being heavily targeted by the Ivy League and the MAC. He chose Miami over MAC rivals Toledo and Kent State.

Like many in this class McCollum appears to be a highly intelligent and physical offensive line prospect. he has a solid frame to be an interior lineman for the 'Hawks in the future, and coming from an esteemed program such as Dublin Coffman, is used to going up against quality talent and should adjust well.

Until we can catch up with Sam, here's a look at his junior highlights:


Strapped In: Nathon Trawick Is Ready to Work

The large Miami commit is ready to roll up his sleeves and prove he's a force to be reckoned with.


Strapped In: Schroer Excited About Miami's Future

The New Albany product is excited about what the future holds for Miami with its new coaching staff.


Strapped In: Why Did Matt Skibinski Choose Miami?

How does Chuck Martin keep hauling in these talented linemen? By being a straight-shooter according to Matt Skibinski.


Strapped In: Ryan Mullen Is Up For A Challenge

Ryan Mullen has lofty career aspirations outside of football, but he's a solid grab for the RedHawks, and a poster child for the type of player new coach Chuck Martin wants: smart, tough, ready to work.


2015 DT Nathon Trawick Commits to 'Hawks

As first reported by Jesus F. Jimenez of the Palladium-Item, and since confirmed via Hustle Belt's own sources, the Miami RedHawks have netted another verbal here in early june from 2015 defensive lineman Nathon Trawick.

Trawick, a 6-foot-1, 295 pound brick wall chose the 'Hawks over offers from Ball State, Kent State and Toledo. He's also receiving some interest from WMU, NIU, Indiana and Bowling Green among others. The Richmond High (Richmond, Indiana) prospect is currently unranked by the major scouting services, but with his frame and size looks to be a solid addition to Miami's future run defense.

Trawick is the eighth confirmed commit in the 'Hawks 2015 class, all but one fo them is either an offensive or defensive lineman.


Matt Skibinski Gives Miami 4 OT Commits By June

Two days into the month of June and Miami has already netted a pair of solid commits for the line. As previously reported, DL Jack Schroer committed to the 'Hawks Monday, June 2, 2014. 2015 Churchill High (Livonia, Michigan) offensive tackle also committed to Miami according to multiple sources.

The 6-foot-5, 270 pound offensive tackle carries offers from Akron, EMU, Toledo and WMU in addition to his offer from Miami. According to Scout he was also receiving some interest from Cincinnati and Illinois.

Skibinski commitment gives Miami seven confirmed commits by early June, five of which are offensive lineman.


2015 New Albany DL Jack Schroer Commits to 'Hawks

The Miami RedHawks are going hard after lineman early in the 2015 recruiting process, and after focusing almost exclusively on offensive lineman, the team snagged a verbal commit from 2015 DL Jack Schroer, Monday, June 2, 2014 according to multiple sources.

At 6-foot-5, 242 pounds the New Albany High School (New Albany, Ohio) DT/DE is a solid addition to a RedHawks' defensive line that like much of the roster is undergoing serious changes under new head coach Chuck Martin. Schroer is unranked by any of the major scouting services.


Strapped In: Miami's Next Big Thing, Peyton Truitt

Miami is going hard after offensive lineman early on in the 2015 recruiting process, and it's paying off with commitments from high ceiling prospects such as OT Peyton Truitt.


Strapped In: 2015 OL Ian Leever Commits To Miami

The RedHawks' second verbal for 2015 is another three-star recruit.


Strapped In: 2015 LB Carter Masek Commits To Miami

Chuck Martin's first 2015 commit is a three-star linebacker from Michigan.

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