Bearcats Jump Early

Cincinnati looked in their own backyard to give a high school freshman his first scholarship offer.

With older brother Daniel Cage as one of the top prospects in the 2014 recruiting class, Jerron Cage is starting to get his own recruiting interest and the hometown school was not afraid to jump in early.

What did the scholarship offer from Cincinnati mean to freshman defensive tackle Jerron Cage out of Winton Woods High School?

"It means a lot to me that Cincinnati offered," said Cage. "Right now the coaches tell me I need to continue to work on my hands because I feel the best part of my game is my ability to get off the ball good."

While Cage didn't expect to get many reps as a freshman when the season started, he soon learned when you have natural size and ability coaches like to get you on the field.

What did he learn most about this past season?

"There was a lot of competition out there," he said. "There were a lot of bigger guys and that I had to get around and more things to learn to help me get around offensive linemen."

Another area the younger Cage is happy to have experience the past year is how his brother handled the recruiting process.

"I think the fact I've watched Daniel go through this process will only help me," said Cage. "It will help me be smart in my decision making process and help me to choose the right college."

While he's enjoyed teaming with his older brother, are there any early thoughts of following in his footsteps when it comes time to make a college decision?

"I'm going to be my own man," stressed Cage. "I'll do what feels right and where I feel at home."

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