S Matt Salopek chooses Miami

The Miami-OH defense adds another piece for the 2019 signing class with safety Matt Salopek‘s commitment on Thursday.

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:

Name POS From School 247sports comp. State
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

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