11 Prospects Make Official Visits

The Bearcats had eleven prospects make their official visits this past weekend. Twelve were set to visit, but only eleven showed. Who missed and who was the biggest surprise visit no one except Bearcat Insider heard was making a visit? Read and find out.

This weekend saw many prospects on the Bearcats list make official visits to the campus of the University of Cincinnati. Here is a recap of those players who made visits.

Junior College Offensive Lineman

Ken Rodriguez

Offensive Linemen

Citrus College

Glendora, California

A first team All-WSC honoree, Rodriguez stands at 6'3 - 300 lbs. He's a sophomore at Citrus College and attended High School at Rowland High School in Rowland Heights, California.

Sleeper Athlete

P.J. Mahone

Wide Receiver / Safety

Elyria High School

Elyria, Oh

At 6'0 - 195 lbs., Mahone opened eyes with his 4.49 speed and physical size. With offers from Bowling Green, Kent State, Miami Ohio and Ohio, the Bearcats are the only BCS School to offer at this time.

Verbal Visits

Four of the Bearcats six verbal commitments made their official visits this weekend. Running backs Jacob Ramsey and John Goebel joined safety Brandon Miller and athlete Ben Guidugli on campus for the weekend. Bearcat Insider will try and catch up with each of these players in the coming days.

PA Connection

Barry Church


Penn Hills High School

Pittsburgh, Pa

The safety prospect stands 6'2 and 205 lbs. and would fit nicely into the Bearcats defensive plans. With offers from Buffalo, Eastern Michigan and Toledo, Church made the visit with his family this weekend. If the Bearcats offer, Church could be a player to verbal early. Church is set to visit Toledo next weekend.

Unknown Prospect

Aaron Webster


Wylie E. Groves High School

Beverly Hills, Mich

While Webster is listed as a safety, the Bearcats could be looking at making him an outside linebacker. While not much is known about Webster, he also has an offer from Bowling Green.

Michigan State Connection

D.J. Young

Offensive Lineman / Defensive Lineman

J.W. Sexton High School

Lansing, Mich

This is one of the top players the Bearcats have targeted. With great size and athletic ability, Young could play on either side of the football. Last year the Bearcats got Trevor Anderson out of Michigan; can they now get Young to see what UC has to offer? Young stands 6'5 - 275 lbs. comes from a football family. Father Duane Young played at Michigan State and in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers. Keep in mind quarterback coach Dan Enos also played at MSU.

More O-Line Help?

Chris Harrison

Offensive Lineman, Defensive Lineman

Liberty High School

Youngstown, Oh

At 6'5 - 265 lbs, Harrison could play along the defensive line. But with a forty time below 5.0, he could also see the Bearcats staff look at making him a guard or tackle in college. Bowling Green, Illinois, Miami Ohio, Ohio, Syracuse, Toledo and UC have all offered. This was his first visit with two more planned this month to Bowling Green next weekend and Toledo the following.

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Bearcat Insider told its premium members a special prospect would be making a visit this past weekend. We didn't let you down as Ohio State recruit Freddie Lenix made a visit this past weekend. Lenix, who signed with Ohio State, last year, was denied admission at OSU in the fall back in May. But while everyone felt Lenix would be a Buckeye when all was said and done, now looks as if Lenix is looking at other programs.

Lenix had all the needed academics to have played this year. He just didn't meet OSU standards to enroll in the fall. This is not the first time Lenix and UC have come up in the same conversation. Back in June, there was talk Lenix was looking to go elsewhere and UC was the name that came up then.

Lenix would bring a player with great athletic ability that could be looked to play on either sides of the ball. But while he played safety in high school, many feel he will be an outside linebacker if he picked UC.

No Show

Nate Davis the senior quarterback from Southeast Ohio was set to make his official visit. Instead it looks as if he will set up a new date for this visit.

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