The Bearcats landed their second commit of the week as they dipped into Florida to nab Rashaad Stewart. Earlier in the week Jarell White announced that he would be staying in Cincinnati to be a part of the program. This is another solid get for this program, right now the momentum for Cincinnati football is back.
Bearcat Insider: When did you know Cincinnati was the place for you? I know it had to be before the announcement.
Stewart: I knew I wanted to commit soon after they hired coach (Luke) Fickell. I actually told him the night before their (Ohio State) playoff game.
Bearcat Insider: Who were you in touch with on the staff? Do you have a relationship with any of the current players?
Stewart: Coach (defensive coordinator/linebackers) (Marcus) Freeman was who I talked to first on the new staff. I got to know Grant Coleman who is a current cornerback who hosted me on my visit.
Bearcat Insider: What impact didn’t Tommy Tuberville resigning have on your thoughts on joining the program? What impact did the hiring of Luke Fickell have on making Cincinnati a priority in your recruiting?
Stewart: After Tuberville walked away I wanted to see who they would hire. Once they hired coach Fickell I was sold on him, especially what he was able to do at Ohio State.
Bearcat Insider: What should Bearcat Nation expect from you?
Stewart: Bearcat Nation is getting a hard working corner who wants to come in dominate and win championships.
Bearcat Insider: How excited is your family? Do they plan on going to any games? How far is the travel for them?
Stewart: My family is very happy and they are going to try to make it up to as many games as possible. They will take advantage of all the games in Florida (USF and UCF). It is a 15 hour drive for them to Cincinnati or a two and a half hour flight.