“The other side is I get an opportunity to go to one of the top universities in the country. Not every kid wants that.”
Also joining the program officially Wednesday were defensive lineman Roosevelt Andrews III (Barberton, Ohio), receiver Lynel Billups-Williams (University Park, Ill.), running back Janerious Jackson (St. Louis, Mo.), offensive lineman Andrew Lowry (Newmarket, Ont., Canada), linebacker Malcom McCain (Snellville, Ga.), defensive lineman Ethan McDowell (Newman, Ga.), linebacker Christian McKinney (Homewood, Ill.), receiver Ryan Sims (Chicago), offensive lineman Gregory Smith Jr. (Pittsburgh), defensive back Raion Strader (Pittsburgh), receiver Cole Weaver (Roswell, Ga.) and athlete Que Williams (St. Louis, Mo.).
Miami’s class ranks fourth in the Mid-American Conference — according to 247Sports — behind Central Michigan, Western Michigan and Eastern Michigan.