Miami’s 2019 signing class off to impressive start

It’s early — way-too, incredibly early — but the Miami-OH’s football program currently has one of the top-rated recruiting classes for 2019 in the nation. The reason being: Miami’s up to eight commits and we’re just in the first week of April.

According to 247sports.com, Miami’s currently rated No. 24 in the nation with its eight commits that give the RedHawks 71.40 points by the website’s database, sandwiched between No. 23 Tennessee and No. 25 Ohio State. Again, it’s really early, so don’t draw too many conclusions from this by trying to exfoliate what Miami (and others) have for next year’s signing class. But having fun with Miami’s top-25 rating, no matter how many holes there are in the math, is all in good fun. Besides, sports only exist for your entertainment.

Since our last update on Miami’s 2019 signing class, two more players have joined the fold: Former NFL quarterback Blaine Gabbert’s little brother and a fifth offensive lineman.

Brett Gabbert is a three-star, pro-style quarterback out of St. Louis, Mo. (Christian Brothers) and is the No. 13 ranked recruit in Missouri, No. 19 in his position. With a 247sports.com composite score of 0.8600, Gabbert is currently the highest-rated recruit in Miami’s 2019 signing class.

Gabbert, whose eldest brother Blaine was a stud at Missouri and is currently with the Tennessee Titans in the NFL and middle brother Tyler was a quarterback at Missouri and Central Florida, held 10 total offers (five from Football Championship Subdivision programs, five from Mid-American Conference schools). His offers came from Murray State, Central Michigan, Miami, Northern Illinois, Dartmouth, Kent State, Harvard, Northern Iowa, Yale and Eastern Michigan.

Gabbert won’t have to look far to see what his protection will look like, especially with Miami’s other most-recent commit in Caleb Shaffer.

Shaffer is an offensive guard from Carmel, Ind. (Carmel) that’s listed at 6-foot-5, 315 pounds and is the highest-rated offensive lineman in Miami’s class (No. 3 overall) with a composite score of 0.8199.

Shaffer is now the fifth offensive lineman to commit to the RedHawks, along with Ben Jackson, Nathan Jacobs, Rusty Feth and Spencer Holstege.

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