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The Miami RedHawks' 2015 class is incredibly talented

Chuck Martin finished the 2015 recruiting cycle strong landing some big time commitments during the days leading up to Signing Day.

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Chuck Martin capped off an impressive first recruiting class on Wednesday with the addition of 26 recruits to the RedHawks program. Check out the full list of recruits below.

Player Hometown (School) Pos Rating HT/WT Highlights
Carter Masek Grand Rapids, Michigan (East Grand Rapids) ILB 3-star 6'2''/220 Yes
Ian Leever Loveland, Ohio (Loveland) OL 3-star 6'6''/295 Yes
Ryan Mullen Lake Villa, Illinois (Lakes Community) OL 3-star 6'3''/270 Yes
Matt Skibinski Livonia, Michigan (Churchill) OL 3-star 6'5''/269 Yes
Jack Schroer New Albany, Ohio (New Albany) DT 2-star 6'5''/242 Yes
Nate Trawick Richmond, Indiana (Richmond) DT 3-star 6'1''/295 Yes
Sam McCollum Dublin, Ohio (Dublin Coffman) OL 2-star 6'4''/273 Yes
Billy Bahl Woodstock, Illinois (Marian Central Catholic) QB-PRO 3-star 6'4''/210 Yes
Cedric Asseh Loganville, Georgia (Grayson) WR 2-star 6'2''/180 Yes
Maurice Thomas Oxford, Ohio (Talawanda) RB 3-star 6'0''/170 Yes
McKenzie Thomas Oxford, Ohio (Talawanda) DB NR 6'0''/185 Yes
Leonard Ross La Grange, Illinois (Lyons Township) RB 3-star 6'0''/195 Yes
Isaiah Hill Duncan, South Carolina (Byrnes) RB 2-star 6'0''/205 Yes
Joshua Allen Charlotte, North Carolina (Victory Christian Center) RB 3-star 5'11''/185 Yes
Jordan Hardwick St. Louis, Missouri (St. John Vianney) DE 3-star 6'4''/230 Yes
Sam Murrer Alexandria, Kentucky (Covington Catholic) OT 2-star 6'5''/285 Yes
Allan Koikoi Baltimore, Maryland (St. Paul's School) CB 2-star 5'11''/175 Yes
Luke Mayock Sugar Land, Texas (Clements) WR 2-star 6'3''/175 Yes
James Gardner Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Fort Lauderdale) WR 3-star 6'4''/190 Yes
Quinn Calcagno Wheaton, Illinois (St. Francis) DE 3-star 6'6''/220 Yes
Dean Lemon Dayton, Ohio (Archbishop Alter) DE 2-star 6'3''/230 Yes
Nick Dowd Westfield, Indiana (Westfield) K/P NR Yes
Junior McMullen Oak Park, Michigan (Oak Park) OLB 3-star 6'2''/215 Yes
Alexx Zielinski Brighton, Michigan (Brighton) TE 2-star 6'5''/230 Yes
De’Andre Montgomery Hampton, Georgia (Dutchtown) DB NR 6'5''/230 Yes
Kyle Kramer

Glen Ellyn, Illinois (Glenbard West)

QB/P Nr 6'3''/220 Yes

The player with the most star potential is quarterback Billy Bahl. Bahl chose the RedHawks over offers from Akron, Ball State, Buffalo, CMU, UConn, Ohio, Rutgers, Toledo, WMU, and Wyoming. Bahl is a big armed quarterback who possesses poise in the pocket as well. Bahl will compete for playing time the moment he arrives on campus.

Wide receiver James Gardner is a player who could become Billy Bahl's favorite target over their time at Miami. At 6-foot-4, Gardner is a playmaker who will be able to step in and play right away for the RedHawks. Luke Mayock is another wide receiver that has nice potential although he may not see the field immediately during his time at Miami.

Maurice Thomas, Leonard Ross, Isaiah Hill, and Joshua Allen are all talented running backs who bring some offensive firepower to this class. It's realistic to expect at least one of these guys to see playing time next season, however I also expect at one of these backs to play defensive back at the next level. Summer practices will be critical to help the coaching staff make these decisions.

The late pickup of linebacker Junior McMullen gave this class a huge boost. McMullen, a former WMU commit chose Miami over high interest from Indiana as well as reported offers from Akron, Appalachian State, Bowling Green, CMU, Cincinnati, EMU, NIU, and Toledo. McMullen will be teaming up with other impact guys like Jordan Hardwick, Dean Lemon, and Nathan Trawick on the defensive side of the ball for the next four years.

Tight end Alexx Zielinski was a nice signing day surprise for the RedHawks as he will be another much needed big red-zone target.

Overall, this group of guys have the potential to grow into something special during their time at Miami and with coach Martin at the helm, the future is bright in Oxford.