OXFORD, Ohio – With Summer Orientation allowing incoming freshmen to visit Miami University’s campus through the next four weeks, MURedHawks.com continues its series to introduce the newest athletic recruits to their future classmates.
Today’s story features four incoming football players.
Get excited future RedHawks, your incoming classmates seem to have what it takes to help make Miami’s 2013-14 season a remarkable one!
Kris Davis: Defensive Line, 6-1, 275- Indianapolis, IN –Warren Central High School –Coach Steve Tutsie
Kris earned honorable mention all-state honors and was his team’s Academic MVP. Two of his brothers play football at Indiana. He is an accomplished wrestler, oboe and piano player, and was active in his church and community services.
Coach Treadwell about Kris Davis: "Kris comes to Miami from one of the top programs in the state of Indiana. He has that shock and get-off. Kris is very explosive inside."
Jake Giordano: Linebacker, 6-0, 220 –Wellington, FL –American Heritage School –Coach Stacey Sizemore
Jake led his team in tackles (80) and interceptions (3), running one back for a touchdown. American Heritage School’s 11-0 record last season earned it a top-five ranking nationwide. Jake was the Sun Sentinal’s Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-state and all-county player. He was also an honor roll student.
Coach Treadwell about Jake Giordano "Jake is one of nearly 15 different Division I signees from American Heritage. He's played against the best competition in Florida. Jake’s a very good inside linebacker who can diagnose the situation and get his teammates lined up."
Heath Harding: Defensive Back/Running Back, 5-10, 178 –Englewood, OH –Dayton Christian High School –Coach Dave Amlin
Heath was a nominee for Ohio’s Mr. Football, won first-team all-state and all-area honors, and was selected as the area’s Offensive Player of the Year. During his high school career, Heath rushed for 5,124 yards, averaging 14.1 yards per carry. His 102 total touchdown ranks seventh all-time in the Ohio prep record book. As a defensive player, Heath recorded 177 tackles and six interceptions. He was also an honor roll student.
Coach Treadwell about Heath Harding: "Heath's highlight film is endless. Because of his ability to accelerate, he's explosive as a defender. As a slot receiver on offense, he can run away from people when he's got the ball. Then, special teams-wise, he really becomes another weapon for your team."
Randy Heideman: Offensive Line, 6-6, 290 –Bloomington, IL –Normal Community High School –Coach Wes Temples
Randy is a versatile athlete. He has captained Normal Community High’s football and baseball teams, and also played basketball. In football last season, he earned first-team all-state honors from the Champaign News-Gazette and was a second-teamer on the Chicago Tribune all-star squad. Randy was also an academic all-state and conference honoree, as well as a National Honor Society member. He plans to study accounting at Miami this fall.
Coach Treadwell about Randy Heideman: "Randy is big and athletic and a very physical player. He played on the basketball team, too, so he does some nice things with his feet. Randy is very sharp in the classroom."