Last week word started to spread that Dakotah Tyler was looking at Purdue and the chance of being a running back instead of the Bearcats and playing safety. While this might have been a blow late in the recruiting process the early timing of events and how well the Bearcats were prepared in case something like this happened shows how far Cincinnati football has come.
Ready to go after another player Brian Kelly and his staff had marked Tristin Marvin as a player they would scholarship if one opened and if Marvin had taken care of his business in the classroom. Both have happened.
Tristin Marvin made his mark in the Bearcats summer camp this summer with his overall athletic ability. He's continued to show this ability during the season as a key member of the Winton Woods football team that already has two future Bearcats in Maalik Bomar and Chris Williams on its roster.
While both Williams and Bomar have shown their skill level is extremely high, Marvin might be the best out of the three.
With size and physical skills that include speed and strength Marvin is a special player the Bearcats were hoping to have the chance to close. The problem was he needed to get his academics in order after he moved back to Cincinnati a couple of years ago.
Listed as a linebacker, Marvin is the type of player Cincinnati has always found a way to get the most out of. At 6-foot-3, 209-pounds, Marvin can also be moved to defensive end or use his great athletic abilities as a linebacker.
Here is a photo of Marvin in a camp drill.
Here are a few clips of Marvin in action against LaSalle this year.
In these three clips Marvin takes a pick in for a score by out running LaSalle and BG verbal Ricky Steele and is also able to explode and chase down players.
Impact of Tristin Marvin - With Video Clips
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