Several future Bearcats were on hand Saturday night for the Bearcats 45-20 victory over Miami. For some it was the first time they'd been to a game in Nippert Stadium and others it was an experience they shared with family members.
"I had to leave early but it was exciting to see the stadium with fans in the stands," said Ricky Harris by phone on his way back home. "To get a chance to watch a game and to hear the fans cheer on the team was real exciting. It makes me want to work that much harder between now and when I get there."
For Harris the time between his commitment and now has done wonders as he looks in the best shape of his life.
Three future teammates took in the action and got to know each other prior to the game. Jordan Stepp, Mike Hilty and Dan Sprague spent much of pre-game talking and getting to know each other. For Hilty and Sprague the game allowed them a chance to bring family members.
Chris Williams was another future Bearcat enjoying his time at the stadium. The Winton Woods star is enjoying a great senior season and had the following to say about coming to games.
"I plan on being at as many games as they'll let me see. I love going to Nippert and watching games but can't wait to get there."
Tight end Blake Annen also took in the action but we've not been able to contact him since the game.
Future Bearcats attending games will continue during the season as their schedules permit. Its one of the rights of being an early verbal commitment and the joy of learning more about the team you'll be playing your college career for.
Here are a few photos of some future Bearcats.
Dan Sprague, Mike Hilty, Jordan Stepp
Mike Hilty and his mother Linda
Dan Sprague with mother Denise and father Joe
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