Could Another Bellman Become a Bearcat?

With an older sister already on campus this safety/wide receiver prospect is looking to see if the Bearcats have interest in his outstanding academic and athletic ability. We get the latest on this small school prospect from a proud father.

Ron and Sue Bellman are proud parents of a Bearcat student athlete. Their daughter Shelly earned All Big East Freshman honors last season and enjoyed another very good season as a sophomore. But while they've been busy with their daughter they've also got a son with dreams of playing football at the college level and Cincinnati is a program Luke Bellman has interest in. Ron Bellman explains.

"Luke is a 6-foot-1 defensive back/safety who can also play some wide receiver. He's a lot like his sister in the sense they played at a small school that doesn't get much attention. So it's not like college coaches come knocking down the doors at Ottawa-Glandorf High School looking for college athletes. But he's working hard and is getting some interest from some MAC programs and Ivy League schools since he carries a 3.9 GPA. But he'd like nothing better than to be able to follow his sister down to Cincinnati. He really likes it down but we'll just have to wait and see what happens."

While his sister Shelly may have been taking the entire spotlight over the course of the past few years, Luke has held his own by posting some nice numbers on the football field. As a junior Luke recorded 75 tackles and caused 2 fumbles. He also returned kicks and recoded 673 all-purpose yards in the process. His recruiting will be helped with a strong spring and summer of combines and camps.

Bearcat Insider will be getting some highlight film on Luke in the coming weeks and will post it for members to see the younger Bellman in action.

While talk of Luke's football future was our main topic of discussion we also asked Ron about this past week events his daughter went through with Coach Laurie Pirtle retiring.

"Shelly was in shock when she found out Coach Pirtle was going to retire. But we've been around this game enough to know these things happen and you've got to make the best of it. Right now we're just waiting to see who the next coach will be and reading the rumors about all the coaches who may take over the program."

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