Thursday, February 08, 2001
Miami adds size to football roster
The Cincinnati Enquirer
Miami emphasized adding beef to its roster during the recruiting season. Ten of the 21 players the RedHawks signed Wednesday are offensive or defensive linemen.
I wanted to increase our numbers on the offensive and defensive lines, coach Terry Hoeppner said. And we've done that. We needed more quality depth and this class does that.
The RedHawks also added a familiar name: Matt Cohen, the youngest brother of former Miami star Dustin Cohen: Matt, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound linebacker, was a four-year starter at Cincinnati Country Day.
He is one of five area players to sign with MU. The others: Hamilton Badin's Nate Bunce, an offensive and defensive lineman; Chris Fessel, an offensive lineman from St. Xavier; Derek Rehage, a running back from East Central (Ind.), and Jarrod Rich, a linebacker from Clinton-Massie.
Josh Betts, the Southwest Ohio Player of the Year, also signed with Miami. Betts, a 6-3, 210-pound quarterback, threw for 2,817 yards and 19 touchdowns for Vandalia Butler this year.
| Mike Barz|| DE|| 6-4|| 230|| Lisle (Ill.) St. Francis|
| Josh Betts|| QB|| 6-3|| 210|| Vandalia Butler|
| Nate Bunce|| L|| 6-6|| 265|| Hamilton Badin|
| RB/LB|| 6-2|| 220|| Country Day|
| WR|| 6-1|| 176|| Indianapolis Ben Davis|
| Chris Fessel|| OL|| 6-5|| 265|| St. Xavier|
| Ryan Fisher|| OL|| 6-4|| 300|| Lexington Henry Clay|
| Mark Fragel|| DL|| 6-5|| 240|| Grosse Pointe, Mich.|
| Marcus Johnson|| DL|| 6-3|| 265|| Youngs. Ursuline|
| Mark Kraciumte|| DE|| 6-5|| 240|| New Carlisle Tecumseh|
| Bill Lautar|| LB|| 6-2|| 225|| Kettering Fairmont|
| Ryan Meyer|| OL|| 6-5|| 265|| Hubbard|
| Martin Nance|| WR|| 6-4|| 190|| Maryland Hts. (Mo.)|
| Brandon Proctor|| DE|| 6-3|| 225|| Shaker Hts.|
| Ryan Redd|| DB|| 5-10|| 170|| Pickerington|
| Derek Rehage|| RB|| 6-1|| 225|| East Central (Ind.)|
| Jarrod Rich|| LB|| 6-3|| 235|| Clinton-Massie|
| Mike Smith|| RB|| 6-0|| 183|| Twinsburg Chamberlin|
| Dan Tyler|| TE|| 6-4|| 210|| Lakewood St. Edward|
| Marshall Upshaw|| DB|| 5-10|| 195|| Chillicothe|
| Tyler Vogle|| LB|| 6-4|| 220|| Coldwater|
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