"There were a lot of players there from several different states," LaSalle defensive back Ricky Steele told Bearcat Insider after returning from his visit at the University of Cincinnati. "I didn't really know that Cincinnati did such a great job of graduating their football players. But their one of the top schools in college football and that is real important for me."
Steele used his time well during his visit as he had a chance to speak with defensive back coach Kerry Coombs about his possible future with the Bearcats. "Coach Coombs is great and he's been to my school. He told me that he was going to give my film to the defensive coordinator and if the defensive staff likes what I do then it would get passed on to Coach Kelly."
With a full schedule of possible summer camps ahead, Ricky Steele has several programs showing early interest in his ability. "Michigan State wants me to come up for a Junior Day and I'm looking at going to LSU for their Junior Day also. I know I want to camp at Cincinnati and I'll look at going to Michigan State, North Carolina State, Clemson and several of the MAC schools."
Just like many other local players Ricky Steele left the Cincinnati campus surprised by what he saw. "They have a great weight room and some great rehab and medical facilities right there on campus. Cincinnati has everything you'd ever need to be a top college athlete."
While Ricky didn't come away with an offer he feels there is enough interest from the staff that he'll get a hard look. He knows summer camps will play a role in his recruiting and is planning accordingly. Bearcat Insider will continue to follow Ricky during the coming months to see how his recruiting goes.Ricky Steele Highlights: