Hidden Gem Will Make UC Official Visit

With signing day only a few weeks away, several under the radar prospects have been catching the eyes of college coaches. This Ohio prospect has been picking up steam and the Bearcats are taking a hard look. Bearcat Insider has the latest.

Aric Blythe has seen several programs make calls during the recruiting process. While Division One programs have yet to jump on board, several lower division programs have been eager to get the Marysville, Ohio prospect on their campus. But with the days getting closer to National Letter of Intent Day, Blythe is starting to hear from the bigger programs and one program has caught his eye.

Standing 6-foot-5, 237-pounds with the physical ability to run 4.7 in the forty, Blythe has the type of body a college weight program can do wonders for. A high school tight end and defensive end, Blythe knows the future could see him make a move and become an offensive lineman or a defensive tackle. That is fine with him as he's looking to fulfill his dream and take his game to the next level.

"I really don't care what position I end up playing. I'm just looking for the chance to prove I can play at the college level", Blythe told Bearcat Insider.

What interest does Blythe have in Cincinnati? "I've been to a few games this year and have followed what is going on there. Coach Hinton has been in contact with me all year and from that Cincinnati is a program I have a high interest in. I hope the next week will be an exciting one as the coaches are to make an in-school visit and I'll take an official visit there this weekend."

The week will be a full one according to Blythe as Bearcats offensive line coach Jeff Quinn will visit his high school on Thursday with Aric and his family taking his official visit on Friday and Saturday. The late interest from the Bearcats tested Aric as he'd already planned to take an official visit to another program before the Bearcats offered him this visit.

"I was to visit another school this weekend but changed that when Cincinnati invited me for the visit. Cincinnati is a program I've really wanted to earn interest from and getting the chance to see what they have to offer and possible earning a scholarship offer was the real reason I was willing to change my plans."

While he enters his visit not holding a scholarship offer from the Bearcats, Aric knows much can change in a short time when it comes to college football recruiting.

Bearcat Insider will have more on Aric after his official visit this weekend.

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