Stout Excited By Bearcats Offer

Ohio offensive lineman Ryan Stout saw a last minute trip to Cincinnati pay off with a scholarship offer. How does Stout feel about the Bearcats? He spoke with Bearcat Insider about his newest offer.

The recruiting journey for Ryan Stout has taken a new turn as the Sylvania (Ohio) Southview lineman earned his first BCS scholarship offer.

"I went down to Cincinnati and did a bunch of drills," said Stout. "Coach (Darren) Hiller worked me out as an offensive tackle and had me doing the shuttle and working with the sled and bags to see how I moved."

The Bearcats must have liked what they saw as the 6-foot-6, 250-pound Stout received the attention of several coaches.

"They showed me the weight room and got my height and checked my weight," he said. "I met with their strength coach Joe Walker and he warmed me up before we went outside for the drills.

"Coach (Eddie) Gran, their offensive coordinator, checked out some of the drills I had done and then I met with Coach (Steve) Clinkscale who is my recruiting coach. We then talked with Coach Gran some more and they offered me."

Where do the Bearcats stand now since they've extended an offer?

"I really like Cincinnati," said Stout. "The coaches are great and it's a great school with a nice campus. I would have to say they are up at the top of my list right now."

Stout has already earned several offers from Mid-American Conference programs as a defensive lineman and worked out at the position at the many camps he attended this summer. Other BCS programs have expressed interest but want to see Stout early in his senior season.

"Schools like Vanderbilt, Michigan State and Penn State have said they want to see my first three games," said Stout. "They've not seen me as an offensive tackle and they want to see some film of me playing the position."

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