After the spring game, talk quickly switched from who was going to be the next Bearcats quarterback. While it looks like Dustin Grutza has earned the early nod heading into camp in August, Bearcat fans started talking about the offensive line and if it would be ready when the whistle blows before the Eastern Michigan game.
While I feel the line is in good shape, we can't forget about those who will be headed into Cincinnati this fall. One player that will be throwing his hat into the battle along the o-line is West Chester Lakota West offensive lineman Steve Huff.
Huff has great size at 6-6 and just under three hundred pounds. But what make Huff a must needed prospect is his ability to play several different positions.
Huff lined up at the center spot for Coach Larry Cox. But while I'm sure he will get hard looks at the position, he could also lineup as a guard. This flexibility will allow Coach Roushar to give him every chance to earn himself a Bearcat scholarship.
Huff was set to attend Akron on a full scholarship. The Zips ended up going in a different direction and backed out of their offer. While it was a huge loss to Steve, Coach Dantonio and his staff saw a great chance to pickup a top prospect to give much needed depth along their line.
During the spring Steve attended several practices to take in the play along the line. When you speak with him you can tell he's excited about being a Bearcat and is ready to work. We have some video footage of Steve. Clip one is some run blocking and clip two is pass blocking. I would like thank Coach Larry Cox for getting us these video clips.