Contributed photo by E.L. Hubbard Miami head coach Chuck Martin talks to the media during the 2017 Spring Showcase at Miami University’s Dauch Indoor Sports Center in Oxford Saturday, Apr. 22, 2017.

Local commit highlights big things happening in Miami recruiting

Miami picked up a local commitment this week in the form of Belmont defensive back Jadon Rucker-Furlow.

That continued a strong start to the 2018 recruiting cycle for RedHawks coach Chuck Martin.

Recruiting: Belmont’s Jadon Rucker-Furlow makes his college choice

While much can and almost certainly will change between now and December when recruits can first sign letters of intent, Miami’s class 11-member class ranks No. 1 in the MAC as of the middle of June.

The RedHawks are 50th overall in 247sports composite rankings, far higher than their best mark in the 247 database (since 2002).

In 2015, Miami’s class ranked No. 77, and the average over the last 10 years is 98.3.

That was Martin’s first full-year recruiting class, and it ranked No. 2 in the MAC when all was said and done.

READ MORE: Resurgent Miami RedHawks close spring with public practice

Last season, the RedHawks became the first team to win its last six games in a season and qualify for a bowl.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.