If you call Aaron Webster's cell phone, you're treated to the sounds of Marvin Gaye singing "Let's Get It On." Bearcat football fans will also be treated in September to seeing this athlete "getting it on" at Nippert Stadium for the next four years.
Aaron Webster at 6' 3" and 200 pounds with a 4.5 forty yard dash gives the Bearcat football coaching staff an interesting athlete for its 2006 recruiting class and a recruiting victory over a Big Ten school. Webster was recruited by a number of schools but recently cancelled a trip to Wisconsin after giving a verbal pledge to Coach Mark Dantonio. When asked if his verbal was solid or soft, Webster made his feelings clear, "My verbal is definitely a solid one. I plan on signing with UC on February 1st." Aaron also confirmed that Wisconsin had made him an official scholarship offer.
Aaron visited the Clifton campus back on December 3, 2005. It's customary for recruits to meet privately with Coach Dantonio at some point during their visit. During this meeting, Coach Dantonio informs the recruit of UC's plans for him if that player decides to become a Bearcat. Webster is such a good athlete on both sides of the ball that the Bearcat staff is unsure where he'll play at UC. "I'm not sure where I'll play yet. I could play safety or in the defensive backfield or be a wide receiver. I'll play any where that gives me the best chance of getting on the field." Aaron's host for his December visit was Earnest Jackson, and Dan Enos was the coach primarily responsible for his recruitment.
Before the season, The Detroit News picked Webster as the city's 8th best player. Aaron took several unofficial visits during the summer and season including a trip to Wisconsin, but in the end, he felt Cincinnati was the best place for him. "I sat down with my parents, and we compared Wisconsin and Cincinnati. We felt like I had a better chance of playing early if I attended Cincinnati." But playing time wasn't his only consideration. "I really liked the people and the environment. The players and the coaches all seemed to get along." Aaron plans to major in business at Cincinnati.
Academic eligibility is always a concern for any player leaving high school for college, but Webster looks to have "gotten it on" in the classroom too. He estimated a 2.9 GPA and scored a 22 on the ACT.
Presently Aaron is a starting forward on his Wylie Groves High School basketball team with a 18 point average and 6 rebounds a game.
Aaron Webster will be an excellent addition to the Bearcat football program and might have Bearcat football fans singing all the way to the Nippert Stadium turnstiles. "Let's get it on, Let's get it on…"