Welch Talks Bearcats Pracitce Visit

Local product Alex Welch talks about his visit to Bearcats practice on Saturday afternoon.

One of the top prospects on the radar of the University of Cincinnati football staff is Cincinnati Elder tight end Alex Welch. With already on top level tight end verbally committed to the program for the Class of 2010, Welch has picked up an offer and is looking hard at the Bearcats and a few other programs.

"I really liked it," Welch said by phone on Sunday. "It was impressive to watch and see how they use their tight ends. Practice was fast paced and you could see everyone was working hard and competing."

While picking up the Cincinnati offer came as a surprise a few weeks ago. The Bearcats are a team the hometown prospect is looking hard at during the early stages of the recruiting process.

"I'm completely open and looking at as many schools as I can to see how I fit into their system. Right now I have no favorites and this was the first chance I had to watch Cincinnati in practice. I was at Purdue last week and they do a lot of things the same."

What caught Welch's eye?

"I really like how they use their tight ends and things were very up tempo. I don't want to be just another offensive lineman. I want the chance to use my athletic skills and catch the ball as well. I spoke with Coach Molnar and he told me they are looking for a tight end that can run and be versatile on the field."

While it's too early to say if Alex Welch will end up a Bearcat, one thing is for sure. He's giving them every chance to earn his signature on signing day 2010.

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