Cincinnati received an 2015 pledge of commitment tonight from Malik Clements out of Danville (VA) George Washington High School. The 6-foot-2, 185-pound safety/wide receiver finished his junior season with 83 tackles, six interceptions, 34 catches for 648 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Clements becomes the first commitment for UC in the 2015 class. Asked how it feels to commit to UC?
"It feels great to commit to Cincinnati," said Clements on Monday night. "I made this commit early because I feel that Cincinnati is the place for me with the great fans, the coaching staff and also the great academics they provide.
Clements told Insider why UC stood out to him so much in this recruiting process. "Cincinnati is a great school as far as academics," explained Clements. "I want to get in the medical field and Cincinnati has one of the best medical fields," added Clements. "Another thing that stands out the most is the coaching staff and the players who stick together like a family."
Heading into his senior year at George Washington this commitment has to provide some relief to Clements.
"Yes this is definitely a huge weight off my shoulders because now I don't have to be stressing about where I'm going to go my senior year I can focus on my football season and focus on getting stronger and faster to get ready to play at Cincinnati."
Clements also talked about his possible position on the Bearcats team. "When I get down there they are looking at me to play and make an impact at free safety." Insider followed that up with this question, what kind of player can fans except?
"I look forward to bringing a hard nose but also ball hawking safety to Cincinnati," said Clements.