BCI Talks With New Bearcat Domonick Britt

The Bearcats got verbal commitments from a couple of three star recruits today (Tuesday). One is from the star quarterback from Trotwood-Madison High School.

High school senior-to-be football players cannot actually sign a college letter-of-intent until February of 2008, but some choose to make nonbinding verbal commitments to their school of choice. Domonick Britt from Trotwood-Madison High School made just such a decision today, and the call was made to Bearcat head football coach, Brian Kelly, just before noon (Tuesday). Domonick began our conversation with an emphatic quote. "I'm a Bearcat now." Then the talented, three star quarterback explained his decision to verbally commit to UC. "I've been down to the campus to see their coaches many times, and we've gotten real close. They are letting me play quarterback, and that's what I want to play in college. Plus, it's only about a 45 minute drive to get back home."

Britt is technically still a junior until the end of the week since Trotwood's last day of school is Thursday. He has not made any visits to any other schools. "I haven't made any other visits, and I feel good about UC. They have good academics."

Domonick listed some of the schools that have made scholarship offers in addition to the Bearcats. "There's quite a few-Kent State, Buffalo, Miami of Ohio, Eastern Michigan. I know there are quite a few more, but that's all I can think of off the top of my head." Domonick felt West Virginia was close to making an offer. "It's very close. They wanted me to come down there and throw, but they might have offered me as a wide-out too."

Domonick's offensive coordinator at Trotwood, Jeremy Beckham, also spoke about his star quarterback's commitment. "He was bouncing off the walls today after he told Coach Forest and Coach Kelly on the speaker phone." Britt agreed with Coach Beckham's assessment. "I had been thinking about it for the past month, and I woke up today and thought this was the day to become a Bearcat."

Four Trotwood Rams hold Cincinnati offers, and Domonick talked about trying to get a couple of his teammates to come to UC with him. "I told Mike (Shaw) that he ought to become a Bearcat with me. I'm bugging him about it." Three star linebacker, Jamiihr Williams, also holds a Cincinnati offer. "I think he wants to become a Bearcat, but he's just taking a little more time. He's going to make his decision pretty soon." One of Britt's favorite targets, Roy Roundtree, has verbally committed to Purdue, but Domonick could also put the full court press on Roundtree to follow him to UC and continue their careers together. Roundtree does not presently hold a UC offer, but there have been rumors for months that the Bearcats are interested in the talented Ram receiver.

Coach Beckham identified a couple Big Ten schools that made offers to Britt. "Illinois offered him, but they wanted him to play receiver for a year or two since they have Juice Williams at quarterback. Minnesota also offered him as a quarterback."

Until a letter-of-intent is signed, nothing in recruiting is a done deal, but Britt sounds as if he's made up his mind. "They have everything I need to be successful. It's going to take a lot to change my mind."

With the addition of Britt and Darrin Williams (RB) today to go along with Sean Hooey, Evan Davis and Ike Iloegbu, a strong case could be made that the Bearcats are off to their best recruiting year ever.

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