Bolden Could Stay Home

Joe Bolden knows a thing or two about players from Colerain High School staying and playing at Cincinnati. The hometown linebacker spoke about his game and the possibilities of staying home with Bearcat Insider.

Fans of the University of Cincinnati have seen several former Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain Cardinals make an impact of the Bearcats program.

From Andre Revels, Terrill Byrd and Dominick Goodman, to defensive backs coach Kerry Coombs, Colerain, and UC have been good to each other.

Now, another Cardinal is looking hard at staying home and making an impact on the Bearcats program.

"Cincinnati has a lot to offer. The coaches have talked about the ability of staying home and getting a great job after college having played for the program."

With double-digit offers already on the board, Bolden will have no shortage of choices when the time comes to make a college choice.

"Michigan, Indiana, Stanford, Arizona, South Florida, Kentucky, Cincinnati; there are like 17 or 18 of them now. I have no timeline in making a decision. As far as I know, I have until February 2 of next year to decide on where I am going to go. I am not going to place any pressure on myself. Whenever I feel comfortable with a school, I will make my decision."

Bolden is easily considered one of Ohio's top prospects in the Class of 2012. However, he is not finished working on his game.

"There is always improvement needed in your game. I do not feel any aspect of my game is perfect, so I will keep working."

At 6-foot-3, 230-pounds, Bolden has the ability to play inside or out. When asked to describe his game, he stressed his leadership abilities.

"I think I did pretty well last season. There are always things you can improve upon. Overall, I feel my junior year went pretty well. I feel I bring leadership to the field and I am not afraid to be outspoken so my teammates can hear me on the field."

According to Joe, distance will not be a factor in his decision.

"My parents and family have told me they would be there no matter how far or where I went."

Bearcat Insider will continue to check in with Joe during the recruiting process.


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