Notebook: Miami’s adds speedy WR, updates for 2019 recruits

Screenshot of James Maye’s highlights via Hudl

Miami adds speedster WR

The Miami-OH football program received its 13th commitment on Tuesday. James Maye is the newest addition to the class of 2019 — a wide receiver from Charlotte, N.C. (Rocky River).

Maye is the third wide receiver to commit to Miami along with Jack Coldiron (Park Hills, Ky., Covington Catholic) and Nick Mason (Jonesboro, Ga., Mundy’s Mill). He’s also the seventh player to commit to the RedHawks this month.

This receiver is easy to fall in love with when you watch his tape. Maye’s incredibly fast and he thrives in open space. He’s definitely the type of player you just say “give him the ball and watch him go.” At a listed frame of 5-foot-9, 165 pounds, he’s not a big target, but he’s a promising slot receiver and another candidate to field kickoffs and punts.

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

Class of 2019 updates

Wide receiver recruit Charles Njoku (Wayne, N.J., Wayne) announced his plans to make a decision on which school he’ll commit to on Tuesday, May 29. Njoku is rated a three-star recruit and No. 20-rated recruit by 247sports.com and stands at 6-foot-4, roughly 200 pounds. The receiver currently holds nine total offers from: Rutgers, Buffalo, Boston College, Wake Forest, Toledo, Temple, Syracuse and Kent State.

Marvin Grant Jr. also announced that he’ll be making a decision about this pick of school, too. Grant’s a high-profiled safety from Detroit, Mich. (Martin Luther King) with an extensive list of offers — Toledo, Iowa, Michigan, Temple, Indiana, Kentucky, Minnesota, Syracuse, Notre Dame, Pittsburgh, Iowa State, Central Michigan, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio, Eastern Michigan, Missouri, Purdue, Morgan State, Hampton, Norfolk, Morehouse and Boston College. With 12 offers coming from Power 5 programs, it’s hard to imagine that the No. 5-rated recruit in Michigan will pick a Mid-American Conference school over the others, but we’ll find out more on Saturday, May 5.

Offensive tackle Jay Amburgey (Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Reynoldsburg) brought his offer count up to 14 after yesterday’s offer from Western Michigan. Amburgey is a three-star recruit with a 247sports.com composite score of 0.7999. He currently holds other offers from Ball State, Miami-OH, Bowling Green, Kent State, Buffalo, Ohio, Eastern Kentucky, Akron, Appalachian State, Toledo, Cincinnati, Cornell and Syracuse.

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