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Miami picks up Michigan State safety Mark Meyers

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The RedHawks hope the graduate transfer will be a contributor in the 2016 season.

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Miami picked up yet another graduate transfer for the 2016 season with the addition of Michigan State safety Mark Meyers. Meyers, rated the #27 safety in the country coming out of Whitmer (OH) High School, played in two games last season following a six-game suspension after a OWI arrest. He earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2013.

Meyers' arrival in Oxford this season makes the position battle in the back end of the defense more interesting with the graduation of Brison Burris. With Buchi Okafor returning as the starter at the other safety spot, it seems that the strong safety job is going to come down to the transfer and Tony Reid, who has some experience starting in Miami's secondary.

Judging from his high school highlight film (which you can see below), Meyers shows why he received an offer from the Spartans. He has good ball skills and he doesn't mind coming up and filling his gap in run support. His speed and his burst to the ball could be an area of concern for him as he heads into fall camp.