Here are a few names that caught our eye during camp.
DUAL THREAT QB
There was no mistaking the talents of Hialeah (Fla.) High School quarterback Alin Edouard on Friday night. Standing just under 6-foot-1, the Miami pledge turned heads with his strong arm and tight spirals throughout camp as receivers lined up to take reps with him. The Hurricanes have not promised Edouard he'll be a quarterback and that has him looking at others who might be more willing to use his quarterback talents like the Bearcats. Edouard is also scheduled to visit Louisville, Middle Tennessee, and Tennessee in the next few days and is also hearing from Arizona.
Michael Myers out of Noblesville (IN) Guerin Catholic High School enjoyed a solid day at camp showing off a strong arm and solid technique. Hayden Moore made his way to Cincinnati from Pinson, Alabama and looked the part wearing a camo baseball hat throughout camp. Standing just over 6-foot-3, Moore showed a strong arm and looked to enjoy his time at camp posing for a photo with Coach Tuberville following camp.
Macomb (Mich.) Dakota quarterback Tyler Crowell has a strong arm but his technique is in need of work as he showed a poor release point on the majority of his throws.
Talk of Trotwood (Ohio) Madison running back Ashton Jackson becoming a Bearcat were premature as the Ohio back has yet to earn an offer. Friday night Jackson had a solid camp and according to Rams head coach Maurice Douglass the senior to be posted a solid forty of 4.56 to go with a 4.43 shuttle.
The other back that looked to turn heads was Indianapolis (IN) Brebeuf Jesuit 2015 running back Levante Bellamy. The Indiana native stands around 5-foot-10 and looks to weigh in the 165-170-pound range. During his forty he looked smooth and our unofficial clocking was in the 4.5 range.
Two members of the Bearcats coaching staff worked the Sound Mind Sound Body Camp in mid-June and got a look at Berrien Springs (Mich.) offensive lineman Nick Padla. That camp caught the eyes of the Bearcats and they worked to get the Michigan native on campus for Friday night's camp. Padla didn't look to disappoint and from what we saw an offer could be forthcoming. We'll be catching up with Padla about his camp and if he earns an offer.
Another Hialeah High School product that turned heads was offensive lineman Alique Terry who is a flexible big man at around 6-foot-2, 305-pounds. It will be interesting to see if the Bearcats pull the trigger on Terry as the need for tackles is higher than it is for interior linemen at this time.
Local product Tyler Jones (Lakota West) made his way to camp but looked slow during his forty. Class of 2016 wide receiver Austin Mack out of Fort Wayne (IN) Bishop Luers turned some heads and reported to FOX Sports NEXT recruiting analyst Allen Trieu he picked up an offer from the Bearcats. Mack already holds an offer from Indiana and will be a name to watch over the next two years.
Safety prospect Carter Jacobs from Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage High School looked solid during drills. Standing just over 6-foot-1, Jacobs has a thick frame and looked very aggressive during drills. It will be interesting to see if the Bearcats offer Jacobs following what looked like a solid camp.
NON CAMPING VISITORS
BEARCATS ADD CORNER
One bit of news from outside of camp came when Orlando (Fla.) Dr. Phillips cornerback Davin Pierce gave the Bearcats his pledge following camp. Pierce, who was not at the Bearcats Friday Night Lights Camp, was at Kentucky during the day earning an offer from the Wildcats. However, the Bearcats won a tight recruiting battle for the 6-foot-2, 175-pound defender as he favored both West Virginia and Louisville since late June.