"There were recruiting me as an athlete," said Gearing. "They told me they are giving me a chance to play quarterback first, the only school to do so. It's what I have been playing my whole life and hopefully I can play at the next level."
Gearing added that Miami's "college campus" versus Cincinnati's "inner city campus" played a part of his decision as well.
"I love the Cincinnati coaches, but I can only go to one school," said Gearing. "(Miami's) campus environment suits me best."