The 2008 Bearcat Football recruiting class on paper is said to be one of their best ever. Joining that class was five local players; Evan Davis (Colerain), Danny Milligan (
The day started with a 7:00 AM signing ceremony at
Both players figured prominently in the Cardinals success. Evan Davis, 6'4", 250 lbs OL/DL started the year as the Cardinals Nose Tackle on Defense but switched to Center after an injury sidelined the Cardinals starter. Evan is projected to play Center for the Bearcats. Brandon Mills, 5'11", 255 lbs DL has played DL for four years for the Cardinals.
While the Lancers ended the season at 5 – 5, two of their losses came by a total of 3 points (Indianapolis Cathedral 7 – 6 and Cleveland St. Ignatius 22 – 20). The Lancers ended their season beating Thurgood Marshall 50 – 6 with JK Shaffer setting a school record with a 95 yard interception return for a touchdown.
St Xavier High School had their signing ceremony at noon in the schools library. Head Coach Steve Specht saw fourteen Bombers sign LOI including WR, KR, PR and K Danny Milligan. Danny will be given an opportunity to play WR, KR, and PR for the Bearcats.
The Bombers completed a perfect 15 – 0 season and won the state title for the 2nd time in three years beating the Mentor Cardinals 27 – 0. It was only the 2nd time in state history that a team was shut out in the championship game and the 1st time since 1981. Danny Milligan was named the team's Most Valuable Player.
The local players all met at Bob Evans at 9:00, hopefully starting a new tradition of local recruits gathering and showing their team spirit.
HC Tom Bolden of Colerain says that `09 players Brandon White and Damon Sims are getting looked at by
St. Xavier has two players in the 09 class that have