It’s National Signing Day 2014, and the Miami University football team is excited and ready to announce the newest additions to the RedHawk family! The entire day’s events is presented by Miami Savings Bank.

Miami Athletic Communications is here to live blog the day’s events -- we’ll have updates on player signings (including player bios), as well as photos and videos of the festivities.

At 12:30 p.m., head coach Chuck Martin will host a two-hour live event, talking about the 2014 recruiting class. This event will be streamed free of charge right HERE. Following the chat, coach Martin will host a press conference with the media, beginning at 2:30 p.m. The press conference can be viewed free of charge by clicking HERE.

Want other ways to enjoy what some consider a national holiday? Make sure to follow these twitter accounts: @MiamiRedHawks (Official account of Miami Athletics), @DaveMeyerMU (Miami Football SID) and @MiamiOHFootball (Official account of Miami Football). All three accounts will be taking questions throughout the day and providing an inside look into the football team on this exciting day. To join in the conversation include #RedHawksNSD in all twitter posts.

Links to Know

Don’t forget that Miami football season tickets are available.

For six home games, season tickets can be purchased for as low as $75 for youth, $80 for faculty/staff, $85 for senior citizens and $95 for adult reserved. Chairback season tickets are available for $115. Fans can purchase season tickets by clicking HERE and to renew season tickets log-in HERE.

A few benefits for all season ticket holders include:
· Exclusive event to National Signing Day meeting with coach Martin on Feb. 5. READ HERE
· Complimentary men’s basketball tickets to the home contest versus Ohio (March 7 or 8)
· Access to purchase Miami football tickets at Michigan (Sept. 13). READ HERE


10:23 a.m. 

Kenny Young, Skill, 5-10, 182, Tallahasee, Fla. (Godby)
High School: Currently attends Godby High School ... coached by Ronnie Cottrell ... team captain ... returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown in the state championship game in 2013 ... helped lead his team to a state championship in football and track ... also lettered in track and competed in the national meet.

10:02 a.m. 

Zach Hovey, Power, 6-5, 235, Eden Prairie, Minn. (Eden Prairie)
High School: Currently attends Eden Prairie High School ... coached by Mike Grant ... team captain ... helped lead his team to three consecutive state titles ... team went 12-0 his senior season ... was named first-team all-state his senior campaign by the Associated Press ... earned the Robert Moran Memorial Award for his high school.

9:40 a.m. - These two players have also been admitted to Miami and will join the team this fall

Alex Demers, Power, 6-1, 236, Tipp City, Ohio (Tippecanoe)
High School: Currently attends Tippacanoe High School ... coached by Charlie Burgbacher ... team captain ... earned first-team all-conference as a senior ... was named his team’s defensive MVP ... second-team All-Southwest District ... three-year starter ... finished his career with 221 career tackles ... had 94 tackles and five sacks as a senior, leading his team to a 12-1 record.

Richard Schoen, Skill, 5-11, 180, Riverside, Ill. (Fenwick)
High School: Currently attends Fenwick High School ... coached by Gene Nudo ... team captain... earned second-team all-state by the Chicago Tribune ... was named the Defensive Player of the Year for his conference after recording 66 tackles, nine interceptions and two forced fumbles ... had 1,600 all-purpose yards ... recorded 36 receptions for 795 yards and six touchdowns.

9:25 a.m. 

Sam Martin, Skill, 6-3, 180, Boulder, Colo. (Fairview)
High School: Currently attends Fairview High School ... coached by Tom McCartney ... team captain ... helped lead his team to an appearance in the 5A state championship game and a 12-1 record as a senior ... established single season state records in catches (112) and yards (1,860) ... was named Denver Post All-Colorado team ... earned a spot on the American Family Insurance All USA-Colorado team ... is a three-time all-conference honoree ... named Boulder County Player of the Year.

Trey Knes, Power, 6-5, 225 , Chesterfield, Mo. (Parkway Central)
High School: Currently attends Parkway Central High School ... coached by Mark Goldenberg ... team captain ... three year starter, which included an 11-2 record his junior year ... recorded 108 tackles, three sacks, two interceptions and three fumble recoveries as a junior ... earned first-team all-state that same season.

8:55 a.m. 

Kelvin Cook, Skill, 5-10, 170, Colerain, Ohio (Colerain)
High School: Currently attends Colerain High School ... coached by Tom Bolden ... team captain ... rushed for 1,722 yards and 18 touchdowns as a senior ... added 922 passing yards and 13 touchdowns as a quarterback that same season ... lead the Cardinals to a 12-1 record in 2013 ... named second-team all-district by the Associated Press.

8:50 a.m. 

Nate Patterson, Skill, 6-4, 230, Perrysburg, Ohio (Perrysburg)
High School: Currently attends Perrysburg High School ... coached by Matt Kregel ... team captain ... helped lead his team to a conference championship and a 9-3 record, while recording 32 receptions for 384 yards as a senior ... earned first-team all-district ... also lettered in basketball.

8:24 a.m. 

Deion Cineus, Power, 6-3, 300, Miami Beach, Fla. (Miami Beach)
High School: Currently attends Miami Beach High School ... coached by Jason Kradman ... team captain ... was named to the Miami-Dade All-Star team ... earned first-team All-Dade County ... helped lead his team to a 7-3 record as a senior.

Chris Hudson, Power, 6-6, 235, Hazard, Ky. (Hazard)
High School: Currently attends Hazard High School ... coached by Mark Dixon ... team captain ... helped lead his team to an 11-2 record as a senior ... earned first-team all-state that same season ... scored 13 receiving touchdowns his senior year, third-most in 1A among tight ends ... also lettered in basketball.

Mitch Palmer, Power, 6-4, 275, St. Louis, Mo. (De Smet Jesuit )
High School: Currently attends De Smet Jesuit High School ... coached by Pay Mahoney ... two-time team captain ... selected first-team all-conference and all-district ... was part of an offense that averaged 36.8 points per game, with the help of a rushing attack that ran for 2,191 (199.2/game) yards on the season.

8:15 a.m. 

Sam Connolly, Power, 6-2, 220, Chicago, Ill. (Mt. Carmel)
High School: Currently attends Mt. Carmel High School ... coached by Frank Lenti ... team captain ... helped lead his team to a pair of state titles as a junior and senior ... earned all-conference and all-area as a senior, recording 75 tackles and 12 tackles for loss ... named academic all-state as a senior.

Ryan Smith, Power, 6-5, 240, Oak Park, Ill. (Fenwick)
High School: Currently attends Fenwick High School ... coached by Gene Nudo ... team captain ... finished his senior season with 42 receptions for 780 yards and a team-high 11 touchdowns ... earned first-team all-conference ... helped lead his team to a pair of conference championships as a junior and senior.

8:00 a.m. 

Ikeem Allen, Power, 6-2, 300, Charlotte, N. C. (Mallard Creek)
High School: Currently attends Mallard Creek High School ... coached by Michael Palmieri ... team captain ... was named first-team all-state and the Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Observer his senior season ... helped lead his team to a championship in the 4AA playoffs and a 17-0 overall record ... was named Defensive MVP in the state championship game ... finished the year with 89 tackles, 41 tackles for loss and 13 sacks as a senior ... also lettered in wrestling and track.

Alonzo Smith, Skill, 5-11, 200, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. (Dwyer)
High School: Currently attends Dwyer High School ... coached by Jack Daniels ... team captain ... ran for 1,566 yards and 20 touchdowns as a senior ... was named to the “top-63” list by ESPN106.3 ... earned first-team all-state ... rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns to earn the MVP of the state championship game ... lead his team to a 15-0 record ... was named Fred Taylor Offensive Player of the Year for his conference.

Daryus Thompson, Skill, 6-2, 192, Powder Springs, Ga. (McEachern)
High School: Currently attends McEachern High School ... coached by Kyle Hockman ... team captain ... started every game as a junior and senior ... as a senior he lead his team to an 11-3 record while recording 53 tackles ... was named a Cobb County Senior All-Star.

7:40 a.m. 

Bradley Earnest, Skill, 6-1, 210, Atlanta, Ga. (Lakeside)
High School: Currently attends Lakeside High School ... coached by Heath Hinton ... three-time team captain ... had 65 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss and five sacks as a senior ... rushed for 447 yards and four touchdowns and added 26 receptions for 419 yards and three touchdowns his junior campaign ... he added 81 tackles and three interceptions, also as a junior ... was named first-team all-region and first-team All-Dekalb County as a senior ... also lettered in baseball.

Paul Moses, Skill, 6-0, 220, Toledo, Ohio (Toledo Central Catholic)
High School: Currently attends Toledo Central Catholic ... coached by Greg Dempsey ... two-time team captain ... ran the ball 88 times for 489 (5.6/carry) yards and 13 touchdowns his senior year ... added 65 tackles and 16.0 tackles for loss as a linebacker this past season ... was named first-team all-conference and second-team all-district. ... helped lead his team to a state championship as a senior.

7:25 a.m.

Jordan Rigg, Power, 6-5, 250, Springboro, Ohio (Springboro)
High School: Currently attends Springboro High School ... coached by Ryan Wilhite ... earned a spot on the 2013 Postseason Tri-StateFootball.com team ... helped lead his team to a 9-2 record ... earned first-team all-division and all conference ... also lettered in basketball.

Matt Merimee, Skill, 6-2, 200, Cleveland, Ohio (Benedictine)
High School: Currently attends Benedictine High School ... coached by Joe Schaefer ... team captain ... earned second-team all-state as a senior ... recorded 51 tackles, three interceptions and a fumble recovery as a junior ... added 13 receptions for 167 yards and one touchdown that same season ... as a senior, recorded 81 tackles to go along with 32 catches for 648 yards ... earned first-team North Coast League.

Zach Swarts, Power, 6-2, 275, Ft. Wayne, Ind. (Homestead)
High School: Currently attends Homestead High School ... coached by Chad Zolman ... team captain ... earned first-team all-state as a junior and senior ... finished his high school career with 136 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, 24 sacks and 22 blocked kicks ... helped lead his team to conference championships in 2011 and 2012 ... was named Homestead Strongman champion in 2012 and 2013.

7:12 a.m.

Gus Ragland, Skill, 6-1, 200, Cincinnati, Ohio (Moeller)
High School: Currently attends Moeller High School ... coached by John Rodenberg ... team captain ... was named the Division I Co-Offensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press his senior season ... was also the Southwest District Offensive Player of the Year ... threw for 2,058 yards and 22 touchdowns and added 1,674 yards and 30 touchdowns on the ground as a senior ... helped lead his team to back-to-back state titles as a junior and senior ... scored eight touchdowns (five rushing, three passing) in the Division I State Championship Game in 2013.

Mack Duffin, Power, 6-3, 220, Avon, Ind. (Avon)
High School: Currently attends Avon High School ... coached by Mark Bless ... was a two-year starter ... earned first-team all-state and first-team all-conference as a senior, recording 66 tackles, 8.0 tackles for loss and three sacks ...was named his high school’s Defensive MVP.

6:30 a.m. - Our first three commits actually arrived on campus in January.

Andrew Hendrix, Skill, 6-2, 226, Cincinnati, Ohio (Moeller) (Notre Dame)
Prior to Miami: Spent four seasons playing for Notre Dame ... finished his career completing 25-of-58 passes for 360 yards and one touchdown ... added 229 yards and two touchdowns on the ground ... graduated in 2013 with a degree in science pre-professional studies. High School: Graduated from Moeller High School in 2010 ... coached by Jon Rodenberg ... completed 103-of-183 passes for 1,242 yards and eight touchdowns as a senior and 158-of-292 for 1,731 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior ... was named honorable mention All-Ohio by the Cincinnati Enquirer in 2009.

Alex Welch, Power, 6-4, 251, Cincinnati, Ohio (Elder) (Notre Dame)
Prior to Miami: Spent four seasons playing for Notre Dame ... saw action in 22 career games, recording one catch for eight yards and added six tackles on special teams ... graduated in 2013 with a degree in management consulting. High School: Graduated from Elder High School in 2010 ... coached by Doug Ramsey ... was named first-team All-Ohio in 2009 by OhioVarsity.com ... named honorable mention All-Ohio by the Cincinnati Enquirer ... had 43 catches for 620 yards and five touchdowns his senior season ... helped lead Elder to a 10-3 record and an appearance in the state semi-finals his senior season and a 13-2 record and an appearance in the state championship game as a junior.

Lo Wood, Skill, 5-11, 194, Apopka, Fla (Apopka) (Notre Dame)
Prior to Miami: Played four seasons at Notre Dame ... saw action in 32 games with the Fighting Irish, recording 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and an interception ... his lone interception was returned for a 57-yard touchdown in a win versus Maryland ... graduated in 2013 with a degree in film, television and theatre. High School: Graduated from Apopka High School in 2010 ... coached by Rick Darlington ...was named first-team All-Central Florida by the Orlando Sentinel his senior season ...  had 58 tackles and blocked five kicks that same year ... named second-team all-state in 2009 by SunStateFootball.com.