During Downey's official visit to Cincinnati the point guard committed to the Bearcats.
"I'm excited," Downey said. "I loved the whole visit, the coaching staff and the players.
"The program sells itself. Hugs likes to run up and down. It's a good fit because I can come in and use my speed. Plus, they are moving to the Big East and that's going to be one of the best basketball conferences in the country."
"They've been my leader but I never did come out and say that. I never did show them or tell that they were leading. They told me that they were happy and they were going to love coaching me."
This is a big time addition for the Bearcats who had been searching for a top notch point guard out of this current class. Downey goes baseline to baseline with the best in the business. His jumpshot is trustworthy and he's got a lot of gumption.