Last weekend eleven prospect took an official visit to the campus of the University of Cincinnati, out of those prospects, a couple has already given their verbal commitments before their visit, and a few made the call and became Bearcats after. But out of those eleven, a couple seems to be real close in making the call themselves. Bearcat Insider caught up with one such prospect and got his take on his visit.
At 6'0 / 195 lbs., Elyria High School athlete P.J. Mahone looks to be a player the Beracats coaching staff has placed a big target on. While many have him down as a safety in college, Mahone told Bearcat Insider what the staff has in plan for him if he becomes a Bearcat.
Insider: How was your visit last weekend?
P.J.: The visit was very nice. I got to see all the new buildings and all the new things happening around the university.
Insider: What are you looking for in a school?
P.J.: I'm looking at the coaches, schedule, facilities and academics they have to offer.
Insider: What other schools are you looking at now?
Insider: How are your academics?
P.J.: I'm in good shape. I scored a 21on my ACT and have a 3.3 GPA.
Insider: What did you like about your visit?
P.J.: I really liked the dorms and the coaches are real nice.
Insider: Who's the coach recruiting you?
P.J.: Coach Treadwell is recruiting me.
Insider: What position is the coaching looking at you to play?
P.J.: Their recruiting me as an athlete and then wide receiver.
Insider: Who was your host for the weekend?
P.J.: Haruki Nakamura
Insider: Did you go to the basketball game?
P.J.: Yes, we went to the game.
Insider: Are you a basketball fan?
P.J.: I like basketball.
Insider: Have you though about what you will study in college?
P.J.: I'm open right now.
Insider: What do you remember most about your visit?
P.J.: The campus and all the new stuff around the campus. Everything is real nice.
Insider: When are you looking to make your choice?
P.J.: I'm looking at next week sometime. I've got a visit set for Bowling Green this weekend and nothing set for Ohio.
Insider: We spoke to Jacob Ramsey and he said you had a real nice dinner. How was it?
P.J.: It was real nice. I don't remember the name of the restaurant, but it was an Italian one and real good.
Insider: Have you set any goals for college?
P.J.: I'm looking to have a chance to play as a freshman.
Insider: What do you feel is your strength as a player?
P.J.: My knowledge of the game and my aggressiveness.
Insider: And what area do you need to work on?
P.J.: My hips. I need to work on my hips.
I would like to thank P.J. for taking the time and talking with Bearcat Insider about his recent visit to the University of Cincinnati. We wish him the best in his choice and college career.