Miami Adds First Commitment for 2008

The Miami University recruiting class of 2008 finally has its first member. The committment came into the coaching staff on Monday. Click on the headline for the full story.

Youngstown defensive end Evan Klepec became the first Miami commitment for the class of 2008 after his weekend visit to the school.

"He committed to Miami on Monday," said D.J. Ogilvie, Klepec's coach at Boardman High School.

Klepec chose Miami over fellow MAC schools Ball St., Kent St., and Ohio University. He also had an offer from Army. But according to Ogilvie, the Redhawks were tops on his list all along.

"He talked about them the whole time," said Ogilvie. "He didn't even visit anywhere else. He absolutely loved the campus, and decided he was going to get it over with."

Athletically, Miami is not only getting a great football player, but also the seventh ranked discus thrower in the state of Ohio. And according to Ogilvie, they are also getting a man of character.

"He's got a 3.2 GPA," said Ogilvie. "He wants to be a teacher and a coach one day. He's got a very good character. Miami's getting a total package."

In his junior year at Boardman, the 6'4, 245lb Klepec recorded 32 tackles, 3 sacks, and recovered 2 fumbles.

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