Busy Weekend For UC Football

It was a busy weekend for the University of Cincinnati's football program. In addition to having its awards' banquet, there were apparently a number of recruits making official visits.

The Cincinnati Bearcat football program had its awards' banquet on Saturday night, and a number of committed recruits were on hand to see all the festivities.

One of those recruits was quarterback Brendon Kay of Marine City High School. Last weekend Kay was busy helping his team win a Michigan state championship at Ford Field in Detroit, Michigan. This weekend, Brendon was just as excited about making his official visit to the University of Cincinnati and talked about the trip. "It went real well. I got to see a lot of things I hadn't seen, spend a lot of time with the coaches and meet some of the other recruits. There were ten of us there that had committed."

The other nine committed recruits visiting, according to Brendon, were Ike Iloegbu, Sean Hooey, Derek Wolfe, George Winn, J.K. Schaffer, Cameron Cheatham, Evan Davis, Dan Giordano, and Jared Rains. All have been on unofficial visits but managed to squeeze in their official visits just prior to finals week at Cincinnati, which begins on Monday, December 3rd. Travis Kelce, Lynell Payne, Quincy Quetant, Dominique Battle, Bruce Horner and Darrin Williams made their official visits during the season. Of the nineteen recruits who are verbally committed to Cincinnati, only Patrick Lambert, Patrick Omameh and Domonick Britt have yet to officially visit.

Kay was sporting a Mohawk haircut last weekend as a sign of solidarity with his high school buddies for the state championship game, but he changed his look as a sign of respect for this weekend's banquet. "They were having their football banquet so I figured I'd look a little nicer."

During last week's state final game against Detroit Country Day High School, Brendon reported to Bearcat Insider that he had suffered a separated shoulder in the second quarter, but the 6' 4" signal caller said Sunday evening that he's feeling fine. "It was a mild separation but it's good. I started lifting Wednesday and Thursday before I went down (to Cincinnati). It's fine."

Although Bearcat football fans have been concerned with all the recent coaching rumors, Kay didn't sound the least bit worried. "We spent about fifteen to twenty minutes with one-on-one time with him (Coach Kelly). He was just talking about advancements in the Cincinnati program. That was all. He didn't bring up anything about the other stuff. As far as I know, that's (Cincinnati) where he's going to be." Brendon's mother and father accompanied him on the trip.

Brendon once again confirmed his solid commitment to the Bearcats. "Yes, I'm still very committed especially after this weekend. I'm more connected and liked everything about it." Kay said he spent quite a bit of time with Cincinnati quarterbacks' coach Greg Forest.

Brendon didn't want to get too specific, but he spoke about some of the attractions he saw and heard about for the first time. "I got to check out some of the dorms and the city and some of the athletic facilities that are newer. I also got to hear about some of the plans for the future. Everything's going to get better. Coach Kelly talked about some of the things they're going to build, but he'll have to make that announcement."

Official letters of intent can't be signed until early February.

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