Bearcats Staff Still Working

Despite the talk of Brian Kelly the Bearcats coaching staff has been out working hard for the University of Cincinnati. Here is what we've learned.

As Bearcat fans watch for any news of the future of Brian Kelly staying at the University of Cincinnati, another group of people have an even larger stake in if Kelly stays or leaves. The Class of 2010 for the most part is already verbally pledged and after making a few phone calls we've learned the following.

While members of the Class of 2010 are concerned about the talk of Brian Kelly they're keeping things close to the vest. Those we've talked with are worried but are waiting for word from the university on any change.

The Bearcats coaching staff has been on the road and making some in-home visits with commitments and also making contact with players still on the board.

Bearcat Insider has agreed to keep any comments made by those we've talked with off the record but we do have the following.

New Jersey wide receiver Tejay Johnson is watching very closely what Brian Kelly does. He's feeling good about the Bearcats and once word comes down about Brian Kelly's future could make the call for the Bearcats.

Latwan Anderson is still keeping the Bearcats in his thoughts. While many feel he'll go to Ohio State if he gets his academics in order, he knows the Bearcats are winning and playing in big games. He's a long shot but is keeping the door open.

Jayrone Elliott may be ready to pledge Bearcats if Kelly stays on board. The 6-foot-3, outside linebacker/defensive end out of Cleveland Glenville has a number of offers from Big East and Big Ten programs but really likes what he's seen.

Austin Collinsworth is also keeping a close watch on what will happen with Kelly and his staff but is not close to making his choice known just yet.

Lost in all the Brian Kelly talk is the pledge of Cory Keebler of Lakota East High School. Keeblar is a 6-foot-6, 230-pound high school tight end who projects into a future offensive lineman and was offered a grey shirt.

As we post this it look as if Brian Kelly has taken the ND job. We'll have more to come.

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