The Miami-OH defense adds another piece for the 2019 signing class with safety Matt Salopek‘s commitment on Thursday.
— Matt Salopek (@msalopek_12) April 26, 2018
Salopek (Akron, Ohio; Archbishop Hoban) is a big get for the RedHawks. He’s already listed at 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, which is a big plus for somebody at his position. While Salopek has decent on-ball skills to get his interceptions, the thing that separates Salopek from others is his ability to play against the run and make plays at the line of scrimmage. He’s a basketball player too, which will only continue to help out his footwork and be able to make quick, late reactions to make a play.
From Archbishop Hoban, Salopek is right in the backyards of Akron and Kent State, both of which have extended offers to him. So have Western Michigan, Toledo, Ball State, Dartmouth and Ohio.
Salopek is the 16th recruit to commit to the RedHawks’ program and the fifth defensive commit. By 247sports.com, Salopek has a composite score of 0.8499, which equals a three-star rating. He’s also graded out to be the No. 74 safety nationally and No. 41 overall player from his state.
Miami’s current list of commits for 2019:
|Devin Blakley||CB||La Grange Park, Ill.||Nazareth Academy||0.8126||Illinois|
|Alante Brown||QB (dual)||Chicago, Ill.||Simeon Academy||0.8299||Illinois|
|Jonquavous Brown||RB||Grovetown, Ga.||Grovetown||Georgia|
|Jack Coldiron||WR/OLB||Park Hills, Ky.||Covington Catholic||0.8299||Kentucky|
|Rusty Feth||OL||Cincinnati, Ohio||Colerain||0.7298||Ohio|
|Brett Gabbert||QB||St. Louis, Mo.||Christian Brothers||0.8466||Missouri|
|Spencer Holstege||OT||Grand Rapids, Mich||South Christian||0.7999||Michigan|
|Ben Jackson||OL||Winchester, Ky.||George Rogers Clark||0.7999||Kentucky|
|Nathan Jacobs||OL||Shelbyville, Ky.||Martha Layne Collins||0.7899||Kentucky|
|Jeremiah Josephs||S||Monroeville, Pa.||Gateway||0.8199||Pennsylvania|
|Nick Manson||WR||Jonesboro, Ga.||Mundy’s Mill||0.8165||Georgia|
|James Maye||WR||Charlotte, N.C.||Rocky River||0.7999||North Carolina|
|Mehki Miller||CB/S||Olympia Fields, Ill.||Rich Central Campus||Illinois|
|Lonnie Phelps||DE||Cincinnati, Ohio||Mt. Healthy||0.7298||Ohio|
|Matt Salopek||S||Akron, Ohio||Archbishop Hoban||0.8499||Ohio|
|Caleb Shaffer||OG||Carmel, Ind.||Carmel||0.8199||Indiana|