While most were relaxing with family, and friends this weekend, Chuck Martin, and the Miami coaching staff were hard at work on the recruiting trail. On Sunday evening class of 2016 athlete Riley Lees became the fourth recruit to give the RedHawks a verbal pledge over the last few weeks.
"I just loved the school and the coaches. I felt really comfortable there with everything, and I liked how straight up the coaches are, and how they expect the best from you all the time. It stood out with the campus and the new facilities. I felt like it was just perfect for me." Lees, who decided to soar with the RedHawks over scholarship offers from Iowa, Army, Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan stated to Hustle Belt.
A high school quarterback at Libertyville High in Illinois, Lees was named First Team All-State after accounting for over 3,400 yards of offense, and 45 total touchdowns. Blessed with incredible speed, and vision, the two-star prospect has the skill set to play on either side of the ball, but believes his future is still on offense.
"I'm just an athlete. They don't really know yet, but I'm sensing receiver."
According to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, the 6'1 185 pound, Lees is currently the 41st dual threat quarterback, and 1,318th overall prospect in the 2016 class.
Get a better feel for what Riley Lees will add to the RedHawks with these highlights, courtesy of Hudl: