St. Xavier High (KY) 2017 quarterback Desmond Ridder committed to Cincinnati

The Cincinnati Bearcats received a verbal commitment from St. Xavier High (KY) 2017 quarterback Desmond Ridder this weekend. Bearcat Insider was able to speak with Ridder after he committed to the Bearcats.

Desmond Ridder is heading into his senior season at St. Xavier High in Louisville, Kentucky. During the weekend Ridder decided where he was going to play his collegiate football at the University of Cincinnati as he announced it on Twitter Saturday afternoon.

Ridder stands at 6’4” and weighs 190 lbs. He is said to be running in the 4.6 range so nonetheless he is a quarterback that has a dual threat capabilities, something the team hasn’t had a real threat of since post Munchie Legaux serious knee injury. Ridder is the first quarterback that newly acquired offensive coordinator Zac Taylor has been able to hand pick to mold into his offense.  So that right there has Ridder excited that a person of Taylor’s experience has him jumping for joy.

Ridder talks about accepting the offer and visit.

“I got the offer, then I got to sit down with my parents and we took the visit,” said Ridder. “The visit was the deal breaker, I got to spend time with the coaching staff, and I just loved the campus and everything about the school.”

“I got to meet with coaches Tuberville and Taylor, the administration (to talk academics) and the strength and conditioning coach to talk about future planning,” said Ridder.

Ridder talks about how excited his family members are that he was about to stay pretty close to home.

“I was told by all my family members to go no further than six hours away (laughs), so I think an hour and a half is pretty close for them,” said Ridder.

Ridder also stated that all of his family members already started to order Bearcats gear over the weekend. BCI wants to wish Ridder all of the best and we plan on covering him throughout the process so Bearcat fans stay tuned in.


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