Dave Berk - Bearcat Insider

The Cincinnati Bearcats will have one prospect on an official visit as well as host several prospects in their battle for the Victory Bell.

With a rivalry match-up against the Miami RedHawks as the backdrop the University of Cincinnati will welcome one prospect for an official visit as well has several other prospects in the Battle for the Victory Bell. Learn more about who is visiting on Saturday.

The Cincinnati Bearcats and Miami RedHawks will gather at Nippert Stadium on Saturday afternoon for the 121-st time.  As the second-oldest rivalry in the NCAA FBS, the Battle for the Victory Bell always has it’s twist and surprises.

But one thing you can always expect is recruits to attend one of the longest running rivalries and Saturday will no exception.

Who is expected to be in attendance?

We start with one prospect who will be taking his official visit with the Bearcats.


Zenden Dellinger out of Fort Wayne (Ind.) R Nelson high school is a 6-foot-6, 270-pound offensive tackle prospect and something the Bearcats really need in this class.  Dellinger holds offers from Illinois, South Florida and a few Mid-American Conference programs as well as from the Bearcats.

Another high level target expected to be on campus for an unofficial visit is Cincinnati Colerain lineman Howard Watkins.


Watkins is still looking at the Bearcats and holds offers from several programs including Illinois, Indiana, Louisville and more.

Family Affair

The Bearcats singed in the 2016 class offensive lineman Zach Bycznski out of Berea (Ohio) Midpark high school.  Headed to Clifton this weekend will be Class of 2019 quarterback Trevor Bycznski and 2020 offensive lineman Jared Bycznski.

Another Visit To Future Home

Making return visits to Nippert for the Battle for the Victory Bell will be the first member of the class, wide receiver Jalen Walker out of Carmel (Ind.).  He’ll be joined by quarterback pledge Desmond Ridder (Louisville (KY) St. Xavier HS), offensive lineman Cody Lamb (Miamisburg, Ohio), defensive end Jamal Hines (Cincinnati Princeton) and kicker Cole Smith (Middletown, Ohio).  All have been committed for a few months and have taken advantage of each opportunity to visit their future home.






Many, Many More Expected

To see some of the other names of prospects expected to be on campus Saturday go to our members only board.



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