"I really enjoyed my visit and had a lot of fun," Aric Blythe told Bearcat Insider Sunday night after returning from his official visit. "I had the chance to visit with the coaches and several players and see everything they have to offer. It was very impressive and several times members of the coaching staff said they wanted me to be a Bearcat, but I didn't receive an offer because they've got this class almost done."
By the time Blythe left Cincinnati on Sunday he knew where he stood with the Bearcats.
"Right now it would take a guy or two they've got commitments from to go to another school for me to have a chance to be on scholarship. They've offered me now as a preferred walk-on and to be part of the 105 roster. So we'll have to wait and see if anything happens or not."
While Blythe was hopeful of earning a scholarship on his visit, he also knew he's come a long way from under the radar to earning an official visit.
"I'm very happy to have been given the chance to visit and see what UC has to offer. Right now I've got an official visit set up with Robert Morris University who offered me a full scholarship. I've also heard from VMI and while they've not offered me at this time, they said they have interest in me as a student athlete."
Would Blythe pass up money on the table to be a walk-on?
"Right now I really don't know, as much as I'd like to be a Bearcat or at a Division One program, I also have to look at the fact other schools have offered to pay for my education. It will be a decision made with the help of my family."
With signing day just a few weeks away, Aric Blythe knows time is running short and programs are looking to finish with their recruiting class. This coming weekend may well determine what path he takes to continue his education and football career.