That's right, while Christmas day is still three days away, University of Cincinnati Football fans can celebrate a little earlier with the news that Freddie Lenix will become a Cincinnati Bearcat after the first of the year.
This confirmation comes from Bucknuts reporter Gary Housteau who's built a great relationship with Glennville Head Coach Ted Ginn Sr. over the past few years. In a post on the premium member's board of Bucknuts, Gary wrote the following.
"Just spoke with Ted Ginn Sr. and he told me that Lenix will be enrolled at Cincinnati in January! According to Ginn it's already a "done deal."
While we'll have to wait and see if this happens, it seems to be one more step taken towards the former top prospect from Cleveland Glennville becoming a Bearcat after signing with Ohio State in last years recruiting class.
Lenix was ranked the number 27 linebacker by Scout.com in the Class of 2005. He was a four star prospect by Scout.com and is a multi-athletic talent who could also play defensive back or running back. Lenix chose Ohio State over Iowa and Wisconsin last year but was caught up in not having enough for entrance to Ohio State even though he was fully qualified under NCAA guidelines.
During his senior season Lenix recorded the following numbers. 147 tackles, 12 sacks, two interceptions (both for touchdowns) caused two fumbles and recovered one for a score.
With Curtis Smith already at UC, Lenix will find a former teammate also on the defensive side of the football. Lenix should find a home at outside linebacker and make an instant impact when spring practice starts.
We're working on getting a comment from Freddie or Coach Ginn at this time.