Hull Talks Bearcats Offer

A week ago Steve Hull was going about his business looking at camps he'll attend to earn scholarship offers. Not yet registered for the Under Armour / Combine, the Sycamore wide receiver didn't expect his world to change so much so fast.

“I thought about going to the Scout combine after the Nike camp,” Hull said on Tuesday night. “But I really wasn’t sure if I should or not.  Then one of the Scout people called Bud Golden and he asked if I could attend with him.”


While Golden was already holding several offers, Hull was sitting only with Akron coming on board and looking to open a few eyes in the process.


“I knew what I was capable of doing and expected to do well.  I just went out and did my best and let things happen.”


While doing well is an understatement, Hull was one of the top three performers on the day just missing out on earning overall Combine MVP honors and picking up Offensive MVP Combine honors.


“I was told I might have a chance to be MVP or the offensive MVP.  I’m really honored to have earned a spot on the All-Combine Team and grateful to be honored with all the other athletes.”


With his performance the University of Cincinnati wasted little time in extending a scholarship offer.


“Coach Coombs contacted my coach that UC was offering me as a defensive back.  When I spoke with Coach Coombs later he said the staff was very excited about what they’ve heard and also told me I’d have a chance to earn a spot as a wide receiver.”


While Hull did all of his work on the offensive side of the ball Saturday, how does the Bearcats offering him as a defensive back make him feel.


“My heart is as a receiver, but I also know because of the type of offensive attack we had last season with Bud, I didn’t get to show what I can do.  I’m honored to have been offered by Cincinnati and look forward to learning more about the coaches and everything going on at UC.  My mom is very excited about the offer.”


Despite living only minutes away from campus, Hull hasn’t really spent much time in Clifton.


“I visited during a Junior Day but haven’t been to a game or really spent much time there. I was really impressed by all the upgrades and the direction the program is going. I look forward to learning more and seeing more of what Cincinnati has to offer.”


When asked about his friendship with Bud Golden and if the two had spoke of going to college together, Hull was quick with a response.


“Bud and I have been friends since elementary school and we’re like family.  We consider ourselves brothers and we’ve talked about going to the same college.  Now we know there is at least a school we’ve both been offered by.”


Another area Steve spoke about was the chance of staying close to home.  As he stated his mother has already chimed in with her wish of him staying home and Steve himself understands it has some special meaning.


“I never really thought much about it but my mom loves the idea of me going to Cincinnati.  I know they are working to keep local players home and we’ll have to see if I’ll be one of them.  Right now I’m getting ready for some senior camps like Cincinnati and Ohio State and see what happens.”


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