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2018 recruits talk Miami junior day

The RedHawks had numerous prospects on campus today.

Tate Goodyear

Just like many other college football programs across the country, Chuck Martin and the Miami football coaching staff have played host to a long list of prospects recently.

Always looking towards the future, on Monday numerous recruits took their day off of school to mingle with the RedHawks coaching staff and check out the Miami campus.

Want to know what some of the prospects had to say about their time in Oxford? Hustle Belt caught up with the following recruits and grabbed their thoughts on their time with the Miami coaching staff:

2018 WR Ja’Von Hicks

Town: Cincinnati,OH/Colerain

Size: 6’2/185

Offers: Cincinnati, Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami, Toledo

Thoughts: “It went well. I really enjoyed myself and loved the facilities., the locker room, and the indoor. I was really impressed. I talked to coach Brechin. He told that when I come back next time he will show me how I'm a fit on their team and in their offense.”

2018 ATH Nate Bauer

Town: Akron,OH/Archbishop Hoban

Size: 6’1/185

Offers: Akron, Boston College, Buffalo, Miami, Minnesota, Toledo, etc

Thoughts: “The trip was pretty good. I got to see the new indoor facility which was really cool. I also got to see the whole campus and all of the buildings. It's a really cool campus. I talked to Coach Martin and Coach Palcic. They said they really liked my film and they're recruiting me as an athlete.”

2018 OL Tate Goodyear

Town: Cincinnati,OH/Sycamore

Size: 6’4/275

Offers: Kent State

Thoughts: “It was a great trip. I really loved the atmosphere and the way they are changing the culture. I really thought it was interesting to see their brand new facilities as well as their locker room which were all fantastic. I talked to coach Barnett the offensive line coach. He said that he would come to my school in the spring to watch me workout and finish up my evaluation and then let me know what they’re going to do.”

2018 OL/DL Peyton Knippenberg

Town: Hebron,KY/Conner

Size: 6’4/280

Offers: Tennessee Tech

Thoughts: “It was great. Easily the best campus I have been to so far, Coach Martin and his staff have something great going on there. I got to see their new indoor facility and weight room. The one thing that stood out with me was their new weight room and how well mapped out it is and how important it is to their program. Me and coach Barnett got a chance to talk a couple times and he told me he really likes my frame. This is the first time I got to meet with them in person and they have just began to start recruiting me. He said he will definitely be in touch with me in the coming weeks.”

2018 TE Alec Burton

Town: Danville,IN/Danville Community School

Size: 6’5/215

Offers: Ball State

Thoughts: “It was very nice there. The campus was outstanding. Everything around there is just nice, but the facility and field stood out to me the most. It was cool and I'm going to be going back up there in the spring so It should be good. I talked with tight end coach mostly and some with the quarterback coach. They’re really interested in me and say I'm one of their top recruits. I'll be back down soon for another talk soon.”

2018 ATH Dallas Fields

Town: Toledo,OH/Central Catholic

Size: 6’1/210

Offers: Ball State, Ohio, Miami, Western Michigan

Thoughts: “The campus was really nice and so were their facilities.”

2018 LB Terrance Taylor

Town: Chicago,IL/Mount Carmel

Size: 6’4/210

Offers: Central Michigan, Toledo

Thoughts: “The trip was good. The the thing I really liked was that we got to see everything about the campus. I pretty much spoke with everyone and they said in a few days I should be offered by them.”

2018 DE Blake Bacevich

Town: Cincinnati,OH/St. Xavier

Size: 6’4/215

Offers: Cincinnati, Miami, Toledo, etc

Thoughts: “I went there today. It was a great time. The facilities were unreal and the locker room is so cool. I also really liked how they really seemed to care about academics there. I had mostly talked with Coach Martin and Coach Brown. They offered me and were saying how they really liked how I played and saw me fitting into their system and want me to come up for a Spring practice.”

2018 OL Nick Carey

Town: Novi,MI/Detroit Catholic Central

Size: 6’7/290

Offers: Ball State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Kent State, Miami, Toledo

Thoughts: “My trip to Miami was amazing. While I was on the visit, I had the opportunity to see most of the campus and all of the football facilities. The level of excellence and pride in the academics, campus, and football stood out to me a lot. I had the chance to spend a lot of time with the head coach, Coach Martin, and the offensive line coach, Coach Barnett. Coach Martin and I ended up meeting at the beginning of the visit and they offered me. It was a great experience. Then, throughout the day, we talked more about where to go next in the recruiting process.”

2018 QB Anthony Paoletti

Town: Newtown Square,PA/Marple Newtown

Size: 6’2/205

Offers: Miami

Thoughts: “I landed in Oxford on Saturday and just left tonight. I absolutely loved the trip. I was completely surprised. The coaches and campus were all wonderful. All around great experience. Mostly I have been speaking with Coach Koehler who is a great guy. I had a great sit down with Coach Martin on Saturday, and that is when he gave me an offer. I met with mostly all of the coaches over the weekend. After three days of visiting I got a sincere feeling that they wanted me to compete for their program. It is a huge honor for any opportunity to play the sport you love anywhere. The campus exceeded my expectations and the coaches know how to succeed. It is a refreshing feeling.”