About Miami Hawk Talk Recruiting Information

The recruiting information contained on this site is information about student/athletes BELIEVED to be targeted by Miami University for various varsity athletic sports. The lists are far from complete and are not officially endorsed in any way by Miami University, its coaches or administration.

These pages will be updated as information is made available. Information may not be complete or timely and is compiled by newspaper articles, internet recruiting sites, and, of course, by Miami Hawk Talk Field Reporters. Players may "verbally" commit to a program, however, such committment is not binding until officially executing a "National Letter of Intent" (NLI).

Miami coaches and or its staff are not permitted to discuss or comment on potential recruits until after the signing of a NLI. The signing period for fall sports such as football begins in early February and runs until early April; basketball and other winter sports have an early signing perdiod in mid-November and a late signing period from April to May.

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Recent Recruiting Database Additions and Updates

Name Pos School Hometown Date
New Database Additions
Deuce Coon WR Redemptorist Baton Rouge, LA 4/8/09
Nathan Ollie DL Mt. Carmel Chicago 4/7/09
Maurice Goodman OL Morgan Park Chicago 3/5/09
Travis Williams DB Cooper City Cooper City, FL 3/4/09
Mark Mays RB Northmont Dayton 6/18/08
Austin Moore LB Springfield North Springfield, OH 6/16/08
Nick Booth RB College of Dupage, Naperville North HS Naperville, ILL 5/19/08
Most Recent Updates
Travis Williams DB Cooper City Cooper City, FL 4/8/09
Maurice Goodman OL Morgan Park Chicago 3/11/09
BJ Stevens DL Gateway Monroeville, PA 7/7/08
Austin Moore LB Springfield North Springfield, OH 6/17/08
Chris  Crockett DB The Columbus Academy Gahanna, OH 5/12/08
Abe Markowitz OL Punahou School Honolulu 4/3/08
Matt Kennedy OL Prospect Mt. Prospect, ILL 2/6/08

 Indicates that Miami has offered a scholarship to this student/athlete.

Football Recruiting Links

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Key Links about Miami Football

Here are some key links about Miami

  • CLICK HERE for Miami Admissions
  • CLICK HERE for the Official Miami website for Recruiting Information
  • CLICK HERE to read the 9/23/04 article on the MAC and the NFL! Want a chance to compete in the NFL? The MAC and Miami has a proven NFL track record!!!
  • CLICK HERE for the 1/14/05 Cincinnati Enquirer Article: Miami, MAC good for NFL: "They have as many as six players who could be drafted in 2006," said Jim Lippincott, Bengals director of football operations and a long-time college scout. "It's the Roethlisberger effect: they're getting a different kind of kid. They seem to be competing for players with a Boston College, not Ohio State or Michigan, but that next tier."
  • CLICK HERE for a link to the profile of Bill Elias, Miami's Recruiting Coordinator:

    Bill Elias begins his first season as a member of the Miami coaching staff. He was named Assistant Head Coach, Recruiting Coordinator and linebackers coach on Jan. 3, 2009. Elias moves to Oxford from Gannon University in Erie, Pa., where he spent the last three years as director of athletics. He was head football coach for eight years before that. He attended Miami as a freshman following his graduation from Bedford High School in Massachusetts.  Elias and Coach Haywood worked together as coaches at LSU from 1995 through 1997, where Elias served in several capacities.  A graduate of the University of Massachusetts in 1977, he became assistant defensive secondary coach for the varsity squad and was defensive coordinator for the junior varsity team.  From 1978-80, Elias coached offensive backs at the University of Delaware and also was offensive coordinator for the Blue Hens' freshman team.He coached at Eastern Michigan University from 1981-86, serving as a graduate assistant for two seasons before taking over as outside linebacker coach. Elias moved on to Butler County Community College in El Dorado, Kansas for one season, becoming the school's offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.  He left the coaching profession for three years, working in private business, but re-entered coaching from 1991-94 at Vanderbilt. In Nashville, he coached outside linebackers and defensive ends, and also was Vanderbilt's recruiting coordinator.  Elias then joined LSU's staff prior to the 1994 season, coaching tight ends his first two years. For his final two seasons with the Tigers, he served as recruiting coordinator and helped LSU garner Top 10 recuiting classes. His time in Baton Rouge included three consecutive bowl appearances. Elias either coached or recruited 20 players who performed in the NFL.

Nick's Notes: The Latest Miami Recruiting News

The most recent updates about Miami football recruits are available from the list to the right. You can also find details about any recruit from the complete list at the bottom of this page. Use the following links to jump to a given position:

Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Offensive Line | Kicker | Athletes | Defensive Line | Linebacker | Defensive Back

Miami and the NFL

  • Over the past 4 seasons, Miami had 19 players (either through draft or as free agents) sign NFL contracts:
  • Miami Class of 2004 to the NFL QB Ben Roethlisberger (1st Rd-Pittsburgh), OL Jacob Bell (5th Rd-Tennessee), RB Cal Murray (FA-San Diego), TE Matt Brandt (FA-Detroit), OL Ben Herrell (FA-Carolina/Tennessee), DE Phil Smith (FA-Baltimore/Houston)
  • Miami Class of 2005 to the NFL CB Alfonso Hodge (5th Rd- Kansas City), DT Larry Burt (FA-Cleveland), DB Matt Pusateri (FA-Cleveland).
  • Miami Class of 2006 to the NFL LB Terna Nande (5th Rd #137 - Tennessee), QB Josh Betts (FA-Indianapolis), OL Todd Londot (FA-NYG), OL Nate Bunce (FA-Chicago), WR Martin Nance (WR-Buffalo), LB John Busing (FA-Cincinnati), DB Darrel Hunter (FA-Arizona)
  • Miami Class of 2007 to the NFL WR/KR Ryne Robinson (4th Rd #118- Carolina), S Joey Card (FA), LS Dave McClain (FA), TE Steve Kosky (FA)

Here is what people are saying about Miami

  • Mark Whipple quarterback coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers re: Ben Roethlisberger: "I think he is a naturally talented football player, and he was well-schooled at Miami"
  • Ozzie Newsome GM for the Baltimore Ravens on how television has changed the landscape in recruiting: "You can be on TV more going to Miami of Ohio than you can going to Indiana or Ohio State"
  • Stewart Mandel Sports Illustrated 5.31.05 - "The fact is, many of the good MAC programs (Miami etc.) run systems that better develop and better showcase a quarterback's talents than many of their Big T en counterparts."
  • Mike Haywood, Miami Head Coach ""Miami's an institution with outstanding academics and a storied football tradition. The Cradle of Coaches, Ara Parseghian, Bo Schembechler, Bill Mallory, Jim Tressel ... what an unbelievable coaching tradition. I'm so excited about joining the Miami family, with a fan and alumni base that is nationwide. Ohio is a great state for high school football, with tremendous coaches and unbelievable student-athletes."

Class of 2009 Notes

Miami currently has 20* available SCHOLARSHIPS to award including 14 outgoing Seniors:

  • DEFENSE (6) R. Wilson, Clayton Mullins, Jason Gibson, Chris Shula, Joey Hudson, Joe Coniglio
  • OFFENSE (6) J. Satterthwait, S.Sutter, D. DiFranco, T. Crabtree, J. O'Connell, P.Shepard
  • SPECIAL TEAMS (2) Jake Richardson (P), Nate Parseghian (PK)
* this # may change (transfer, injury, etc.)(updated 1.5.09)

Recruits by Positions

Recruit Table Key

Players who have committed to Miami Players who have yet to commit anywhere Players who have committed elsewhere

Quarterback

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Zac Dysert 6-4 190 4.8 Ada Ada, OH
Jason Albertini 6-2 220 4.8 Butler Vandalia
Ryan Bitsko 6-2 180 Wayne Huber Heghts, OH
Trevor Walls 6-6 215 4.7 Waverly Waverly, OH
Sal Battles 5-11 205 4.45 Rayen Youngstown
Domonick Britt 6-5 200 4.6 Madison Trotwood, OH
Blaine Gabbert 6-5 225 4.65 Parkway West Ballwin, MO
Kane Keirnan 6-3 220 Glenbard West Glen Ellyn, IL
Conner Kempe 6-4 210 4.8 The Benjamin School Tequesta, FL
Anthony Mifsud 6-5 195 4.8 Dearborn Dearborn, MI
Zack Stoudt 6-5 215 4.85 Coffman Dublin, OH
John Wienke 6-5 215 Tuscola Tuscola, IL

Running Back

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Dan Green 5-10 180 4.5 Walther Luthern Melrose Park, ILL
Jay Taylor 5-9 205 4.45 Reynoldsburg Reynoldsburg, OH
Nick Booth 6-2 215 4.59 College of Dupage, Naperville North HS Naperville, ILL
K.J. Herring 5-11 195 4.45 Washington Massillon, OH
Aston Jackson 5-10 195 Xenia Xenia, OH
Mark Mays 5-9 175 4.37 Northmont Dayton
Kevin Ringer 5-9 200 Northmont Dayton
Darius Ashley 5-9 185 4.45 St. Xavier Cincinnati
Ray Polk 6-0 195 4.47 Brophy College Prep Phoenix
Jamie Simpson 6-0 225 4.6 Dowagiac Dowagiac, MI
Martin Ward 5-11 190 4.55 Mt. Zion Jonesboro, GA
Rashad White 5-10 210 4.45 Stockbridge Stockbridge, GA

Wide Receiver

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Joe Clarke 6-3 185 4.55 Alonso Tampa
Andy Cruse 6-4 205 4.6 Turpin Cincinnati
Juilian Harrell 6-3 210 4.55 Bishop McDevitt Harrisburg, PA
Andrew Bailey 5-7 170 4.53 Euclid Euclid, OH
Deuce Coon 6-0 180 Redemptorist Baton Rouge, LA
Kenny Stafford 6-3 190 4.45 DeSales Columbus
Nate Wilburn-Olgetree 6-3 190 Northmont Dayton
Stephon Ball 6-4 217 4.6 St. Xavier Cincinnati
Bakari Bussey 6-2 195 4.4 Lakota West West Chester, OH
Thearon Collier 5-9 180 4.5 Booker T. Washington Miami, FLA
Garrett Embry 6-2 200 4.65 Roswell Roswell, GA
Davon Johnson 5-10 175 4.33 Booker T. Washington Miami, FLA
Briggs Orsbon 6-0 185 4.4 Crestview Convoy, OH
Marquis Powell 6-5 195 Hamilton Hamilton, OH
Von Wise 6-3 205 4.45 Finneytown Cincinnati
DJ Woods 6-0 170 4.35 Strongsville Strongsville

Tight End

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Trevor Behmke 6-5 247 4.65 Conestoga Berwyn, PA
Kenny Anunike 6-5 220 4.6 Lewis Center Olentangy
Corey Manning 6-5 233 4.8 Woodward Academy College Park, GA
Brandon Moore 6-6 220 4.61 Trotwood Madison Trotwood, OH
Jake Stoneburner 6-5 220 4.6 Coffman Dublin, OH

Offensive Line

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Brad Bednar 6-5 240 4.9 Mentor Mentor, OH
Nick Kemper 6-3 275 5.65 Lake Howell Winter Park, FL
Matt Kennedy 6-4 245 Prospect Mt. Prospect, ILL
Andrew Phelan 6-5 295 5.2 Lakota West West Chester, OH
Isaac Anderson 6-4 290 Upper Sandusky Upper Sandusky, OH
Reggie Comeaux 6-4 280 Washington Massillon, OH
Maurice Goodman 6-2 310 Morgan Park Chicago
Jon Ingerman 6-7 270 4.9 Northeastern Springfield, OH
Abe Markowitz 6-3 275 5.27 Punahou School Honolulu
Gideon Scott 6-2 304 5.3 Mt. Zion Jonesboro, GA
Grant Cartwright 6-4 245 4.8 Chesterton Chesterton, IN
Jake Current 6-3 285 5.3 Troy Troy, OH
Mike Farrell 6-6 285 5.4 Shady Side Academy Pittsburgh
Aaron Hawkins 6-3 300 5.04 Martin Luther King Lithonia, GA
Chad Hounshell 6-5 305 5.25 Lake Catholic Mentor, OH
Phillip Manley 6-4 310 Hamilton Hamilton
Patrick Omameh 6-5 250 4.85 DeSales Columbus
Josh Parrish 6-4 275 4.9 Collins Klein, Texas
Ethan Ruhland 6-6 285 Lake Orion Lake Orion, MI
Zebrie Sanders 6-6 270 Northmont Dayton
Blaine Schafer 6-6 285 5.3 Plymouth Plymouth, IN
Blaec Walker 6-5 321 5.7 Middletown Middletown, OH
Cody Connare 6-2 240 4.92 Olmstead Falls Olmstead Falls, OH

Kicker

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Jim Broadway 6-0 165 Roswell Roswell, GA
Ben Buchanan 5-10 175 Central Westerville, OH

Athletes

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Tyler Shaw 6-0 185 4.5 Lutheran St. Louis
Troy Gilmer 6-1 195 4.5 Wayne Huber Heghts, OH
Travis Kelce 6-5 235 4.68 Cleveland Heights Cleveland
Ashante Williams 5-10 190 4.6 Mayfield Mayfield, OH

Defensive Line

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Mike Johns 6-4 245 Oak Forest Oak Forest, ILL
Evan Klepec 6-4 245 4.9 Boardman Youngstown
BJ Stevens 6-2 240 4.75 Gateway Monroeville, PA
Justin Brown 6-3 255 5.15 Ursuline Youngstown
Dimecus Brown 6-6 330 5.1 Hamilton Hamilton
Larry Harris 6-2 310 5.3 Glenville Cleveland
Nathan Ollie 6-1 280 Mt. Carmel Chicago
John Petroff 6-3 292 Parkway Central O'Fallon, MO
Shane Usner 6-2 250 4.8 Central Crossing Grove City, OH
Rich Bell 6-2 280 Salisbury Salisbury, CT
David Dick 6-3 275 5.1 Chaminade Juliene Dayton
Dan Giordano 6-4 240 Lincoln-Way East Frankfort, ILL
Elliott Henigan 6-5 260 The Lovett School Atlanta
Michael Martin 6-1 290 Catholic Central Detroit
Chris McDonald 6-5 260 4.65 Henry Ford Sterling Heights, MI
Shawntel Rowell 6-4 325 Glenville Cleveland
Greg Scruggs 6-5 230 4.7 St. Xavier Cincinnati
Jake Stoller 6-4 250 4.8 Shaker Heights Cleveland
Tyler Urban 6-4 230 4.8 Norwin North Huntington, PA
Nathan Williams 6-4 240 4.67 Miami Trace Wash. C.H., OH
Jerel Worthy 6-3 285 5.0 Wayne Huber Heghts, OH

Linebacker

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
Luke Kelly 6-4 210 4.65 Turpin Cincinnati
Jaytee Swanson 6-2 210 4.6 Buford Buford, GA
Dewey Elliot 6-0 240 4.5 Harmony Prep Cincinnati
David Long 5-10 205 4.65 Cloverleaf Seville, OH
Austin Moore 6-0 220 4.7 Springfield North Springfield, OH
Brandon Beachum 6-2 220 4.62 Cardinal Mooney Youngstown
Darryl Farley 5-11 220 4.55 Grady Atlanta
Steve Gardiner 6-1 205 4.45 Dublin Coffman Dublin, OH
Taylor Hill 6-1 205 4.5 Cardinal Mooney Youngstown
B.J. Machen 6-0 215 Darby Hilliard, OH
Brandon Weaver 6-2 215 4.48 Trinity Washington, PA
Michael Yancich 6-3 225 4.47 Trinity Pittsburgh
Jordan Thompson 6-3 210 4.6 Rockford Parkway, OH

Defensive Back

NameHtWt40SchoolHometown
D.J. Brown 6-1 190 4.45 Lakota West West Chester, OH
Brian Sutherland 5-9 170 4.3 Campbell Smyrna, GA
Travis Williams 5-10 170 4.5 Cooper City Cooper City, FL
Fred Craig 6-1 210 4.5 Saint Xaiver Cincinnati
Will Fleming 6-4 200 4.52 Hoban Akron
Alex Gedeon 6-2 205 4.7 Hudson Hudson, OH
Michael Greene 6-0 183 4.43 Lovejoy Hampton, GA
Dan McCarthy 6-1 195 4.48 Cardinal Mooney Youngstown
Keith Morgan 6-1 185 4.4 Bellefontaine Bellefontaine, OH
Okechuckwu Okoroha 6-1 192 4.7 Eleanor Roosevelt Greenbelt, MD
Kenny Veal 5-11 175 4.5 Hamilton Hamilton
Chris Crockett 5-10 185 4.5 The Columbus Academy Gahanna, OH

 

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