Donnie Evege Impresses Bearcats

While only a junior, this special talent is getting rave reviews from many college coaches around the country. He also has a deep interest in the Bearcats.

Bearcat Insider reported on Donnie Evege earlier this year, but it's hard to ignore this impressive junior-to-be from Huber Heights Wayne High School. Donnie attended this week's Bearcat football camp after camping at Miami of Ohio last week. His physical dimensions are not eye popping (5' 11", 187 lbs.), but he was timed at 4.31 in the forty yard dash at Miami last week. That type of speed will get any recruiter's attention.

Donnie is also a very good student (3.7 GPA) and has already gotten a 21 on the ACT. He's expecting to play running back and defensive back at Wayne this year but emphasized he would do whatever was needed of him.

When asked about his criteria in making a college choice, Donnie mentioned several points. "Location is a big part of it. I want to be close to my family. Of course, education is also very important. If I do get hurt, I need to have that degree. Also I want to play fairly early. I don't want to wait until my senior year to get on the field."

Is Cincinnati a serious contender for his services a couple years from now? "I could see myself playing at Cincinnati. I like this place a lot. I like the coaches, and I think they like me."

Donnie knows and likes both Cedric Tolbert and Mike Mickens. Could there presence at UC help in his recruitment? "I get along with both those guys. We have a lot of the same interests. I know every situation is different, but if they like UC, I'm sure I'd like it too."

The Bearcat football program wants to be a perennial contender in the Big East, and getting recruits like Donnie Evege would certainly help that goal in becoming a reality.

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