The Cedarburg, Wisconsin native told RedHawk Insider exactly what he enjoyed about his second visit:
"I liked playing with the team and then hanging out with the guys. I also enjoyed getting to know Coach Coles. The campus is great."
After his first visit to Miami in early July, Rank indicated that he was also impressed with Miami's academic reputation.
Miami had shown interest in Rank for quite a while, but it was his play at Cincinnati's Take 5 Classic that earned him an offer from Charlie Coles. Rank is now a priority target for the RedHawks.
Last week, Rank said that he did not have any "real leaders" at this point. After the visit to Miami, he tells R.I. that "Miami is on the top with some other schools."
Besides Miami, Rank has offers from Missouri State, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Green Bay, Northern Iowa, North Dakota State, William and Mary, and Loyola (Chi). Northwestern and Creighton have also shown interest.
The 215 pound Rank is a two-sport star that plays quarterback for Cedarburg High School. Although he has received recruiting interest from FBS schools, he will play basketball in college.
He currently bench presses 265 pounds and squats 270.
Rank describes his game by saying, "I am hustler guy. I rebound a lot. I try to get people open. Joe Krabbenhoft from Wisconsin, I am like him."
As a junior last season, Rank averaged nearly 20 points per game. He was honorable mention All-State and first team All-Conference.
RedHawk Insider Evaluation
Chip Rank is a blue-collar warrior. He is battler insider with a true low post game. He aggressively fight for offensive rebounds and score when gets the ball. However, he is more than that. He is also can shot out to the arc. All in all, Rank is scorer who can score in many ways and can be a consistent double-double player in college.