Miami’s already up to 12 commits

Miami-OH continues its hot start to the recruiting cycle as the the 11th and 12th commitments were made for its 2019 signing class. Newly-added to the list: Devin Blakley and Jeremiah Josephs.

Blakley (LaGrange Park, Ill., Nazareth Academy) is a three-star cornerback from the metro-Chicago area and the No. 33-ranked player in Illinois, says Blakley was a big target among Mid-American Conference schools with Bowling Green, Toledo, Ball State and Eastern Michigan all in the running. BGSU gave him his first offer, just before his junior season.

At 5-foot-10, 180 pounds, Blakley is a really quick dude, not a lot of size, but he plays tough — then he can cut on a dime. If defense doesn’t pan out, he could try to be a slot receiver instead. He’s probably going to be a candidate to return kicks and punts.

Josephs (Monroeville, Pa., Gateway) is listed as an athlete, but his film proves that he’s definitely a safety. Josephs is a hard-hitter and moves well. His tape started with a game-deciding interception, which is a really fun to watch. (Actually, that was his second interception of the fourth quarter.) He’ll play safety, maybe as a nickle back. Or maybe he bulks up into a linebacker. There’s enough upward mobility in him.

Howard, Toledo, Robert Morris, EMU, Buffalo and Eastern Kentucky also extended offers to Josephs.


Name POS From School 247sports comp.
Alante Brown QB (dual) Chicago, Ill. Simeon Academy 0.8299
Ben Jackson OL Winchester, Ky. George Rogers Clark 0.7999
Brett Gabbert QB St. Louis, Mo. Christian Brothers 0.8466
Caleb Shaffer OG Carmel, Ind. Carmel 0.8199
Jack Coldiron WR/OLB Park Hills, Ky. Covington Catholic 0.8299
Lonnie Phelps DE Cincinnati, Ohio Mt. Healthy 0.7298
Nathan Jacobs OL Shelbyville, Ky. Martha Layne Collins 0.7899
Rusty Feth OL Cincinnati, Ohio Colerain 0.7298
Spencer Holstege OT Grand Rapids, Mich South Christian 0.7999
Nick Manson WR Jonesboro, Ga. Mundy’s Mill 0.8165
Devin Blakley CB La Grange Park, Ill. Nazareth Academy 0.8126
Jeremiah Josephs S Monroeville, Pa. Gateway


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