Lineman Ja"Merez Bowen learned first had the secret way Prunty goes about connecting with the young people he recruits.
"I love Coach Prunty a lot," said Bowen. "He was the only coach that was real with me and didn't tell me just what I wanted to hear. You could tell everything came from his heart and he was a real person that got to me."
The Bearcats also did a great job of helping Bowen connect when he visited campus.
"I went down for the Louisville game and Shaq Washington was my host," he said. "Shaq Told me that the Cincinnati coaching staff was good and about how the students support the sports teams.
"My visit was a good experience and I liked how the team didn't believe the hype surrounding Louisville as they came out and played their heart out. It was a hard loss, but I still liked it as the atmosphere was nice and I found it to be a very supportive place."