Scott Reed

National Signing Day isn’t until February, but currently the Bearcats are at 10 signees

Bearcat Insider has been keeping a close eye on who are planning to be a part of the black and red next year. BCI has spoken to a few of the commits and we just wanted to give the #BearcatNation a quick summary of the players and the positions they may fill in the coming years.

It is relatively early in the recruiting commitment game, but the Bearcats have had a hot June (pun intended) to finally hit the double digit mark for their 2017 class. In June the Bearcats have received six verbal commits. I know everything isn’t set in stone, but this is a good place to be for the Bearcats.

Bearcat insider is going to highlight the player’s offense and defense who have giving Tuberville and the crew their word.

The Bearcats have nine commitments on offense(In order of commitment date)

Merrell was the first player in the 2017 class to say he wanted to be a Bearcat.

Walker, like Merrell is a part of the receiving class that is coming in next season.

Ridder is the first quarterback to be recruited by new offensive coordinator Zac Taylor.

Yager is an under the radar tackle that had to go the JuCo circuit to bounce back into the Division I ranks, but if you have followed the story it has worked out for the best for him.

Greene is the most energetic guy of this class, the multitalented back, is very active in trying to bring talent to Cincinnati with him in this class.

Huber followed in his father’s footsteps and will play for the Bearcats also. Family ties were able to get the Bearcats a quality tight end for the 2017 class.

Lamb is the second offensive lineman to say he’s coming to Cincinnati and he’s from less than an hour away. That in itself is great for this program.

Cole Smith is a guy who will be next up in the kicker role when Andrew Gantz graduates at the end of the 2017 season. Smith is a guy who Gantz has already taken under his wing and is also a local product.

Chambers is another Ohio native and a guy who adds a lot to the team. With his size he could be a swing guy, but I think he will be on the offensive line.

The Bearcats have one commitment on defense (Tyrone Chambers could be a swing, but looking at his size I think he stays on the OL, Wilson Huber also could switch to OLB, but I think his skill set is better for offense also)

Hines is the first local product to commit to the Bearcats. After he committed three other Ohioans committed.

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