Truth Or Just Rumor Is The Question

Could one of Ohio's and countries top linebackers (Class 05) be headed to the University of Cincinnati? That has been the question running around the Buckeye state over the past few days.

Freddie Lenix of Cleveland Glenville High School (Cleveland, OH), saw his recruiting come down to Iowa and home state favorite Ohio State. But after signing with the Buckeyes, Lenix learned in May he wouldn't clear OSU admissions to enroll in the fall.

In a column dated May 17th, 2005, Lenix and his head coach Ted Ginn Sr. said the following. "We're good," He's going to grayshirt. Coach Tressel was in there today, He's going to take some classes in the fall. Everything is good."

In the article Coach Ginn stressed Lenix was cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. But it was OSU's more stringent admissions policies that caught up with him.

Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel wasted little time in letting Lenix know he had a home with the Buckeyes. Coach Tressel visited Lenix and Coach Ginn to stress the Buckeyes wouldn't give up on him.

For the last month things on the Lenix front had been silent. But this past weekend during the Grange Insurance Ohio North - South Game, talk of Lenix heading elsewhere surfaced again. While everyone just though it was rumor, by Monday several sources who spoke with Bearcat Insider felt there could be some truth to the story.

While plans were set for Lenix to enroll at a community college and transfer those credits to Ohio State, the fact he would have to pay for these classes on his own could hold some truths to the story. Add in the fact Lenix has a son to take into consideration and many could read more into the rumors of him leaving for another school ready to play in the fall.

What school is rumored as where Freddie Lenis is looking at heading? The University of Cincinnati is said to be the front runner for Lenix at this time. How much would a Freddie Lenix mean to the Bearcats program. Just like the Master Card commercial, "Priceless" is the answer to the question. The Bearcat getting a prospect like Lenix at this late date would be a major boost to the program as the Bearcats prepare to enter the Big East.

Is this truth or just rumor? From looking at the Bucknuts message board and seeing a source I trust greatly (Gary Housteau) post on the subject, I'm going to trust my judgment and say Freddie Lenix will not be a Bearcat. But in this crazy world of college football one never knows.

So to answer the question if Freddie Lenix is looking to become a Bearcat, I have to say it's a rumor and False... But it was fun while it lasted.

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