Notebook: Commits made around the MAC

It’s been a busy time for Mid-American Conference programs with spring practices and recruiting for the 2019 and 2020 signing classes. Over the weekend, five players made their commitments made to MAC programs.

Miami’s at double digits

Two more recruits announced their commitments to Miami-OH, giving the RedHawks 10 commits including four in five days.

On Sunday, dual-threat quarterback Alante Brown (Chicago, Ill., Simeon Academy) and wide receiver Nick Manson (Jonesboro, Ga., Mundy’s Mill) tweeted out their commitments to the program.

Brown is Miami’s second quarterback to commit to the program after Brett Gabbert, brother of Blaine Gabbert, committed on Tuesday. The difference between the two is that Gabbert’s more known for his arm and Brown is known for being an electric runner with 12 offers. Brown had Toledo, Northern Illinois, Central Michigan, Western Michigan, Illinois State, Miami, Indiana State, Southern Illinois, Eastern Kentucky, Ball State, Eastern Michigan and Western Illinois to pick from. Brown’s pretty small at his listed 5-foot-11, 165 pound frame, but there’s no reason to believe he can’t bulk up and move to Oxford, Ohio closer to 180-190 pounds, assuming that’s part of his plan.

Manson isn’t too highly-profiled recruit in terms with his three other offers coming from Troy, Liberty and Ball State. Manson is listed at 6-foot-2, 195 pounds and is Miami’s first player to commit as a receiver. Manson is the type of receiver who will play at the X or Z (outside receiver) and really shows up in 1-on-1 situations. He’s a smooth runner and has the speed to play at the Division-I level.

Both Brown and Manson are rated three-star recruits by 247sports.com’s composite scores of 0.8299 and 0.8165, respectively.

By 247sports.com’s tally, only Ole Miss (14) and Miami-FL (11) have more 2019 commits than the RedHawks do.

CMU beats out EMU for two commits

Two more players have committed to CMU over the weekend, bringing their commit total up to three, all within a span of five days.

Danny Motowski (Warren, Mich., De La Salle) is an in-state, interior offensive lineman that committed to the program on Saturday. Motowski is listed at 6-foot-2, 280 pounds and has a three-star rating by 247sports.com (0.7999 composite). He’s the No. 15-rated center nationally and No. 49 player in his state. Motowski also held offers from EMU and Air Force.

In-state defensive end Max Saylor (Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Brother Rice) also committed to CMU. Saylor’s currently an unranked recruit and is listed at 6-foot-4, 230 pounds. Like Motowski, Saylor also had an offer from EMU.

Toledo-native TE stays home

Toledo got its second commit for the 2019 cycle with the addition of Joey Carroll (Toledo, Ohio, St. Frances de Sales) on Sunday.

At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, Carroll is currently an unranked prospect, but held additional offers from EMU, Youngstown State, Army, EKU, Colgate, Bowling Green, WMU and Yale.

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