Junker Talks Bearcats Game Day Visit

One of the fast rising prospects from the Cincinnati area is John Junker our of Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle High School. Saturday, Junker joined a record crowd at Nippert Stadium to watch the Bearcats defeat Purdue.

The field turf at Nippert Stadium was not the only thing hot on Saturday when Cincinnati played Purdue.

The Bearcats, who hosted several young prospects on the day are getting great response from those who visited.

One prospect who is talking highly about his experience is Cincinnati (Ohio) La Salle junior linebacker John Junker.

"It was really cool," said Junker. "It was a sellout crowd and the atmosphere was really great. I felt privileged to be part of the record setting crowd."

While tailgaters were taking their places, Junker and his family learned more about the Bearcats program under head coach Tommy Tuberville.

"They first showed us to the auditorium," Junker explained. "It was there they told us about their whole program and I was really surprised by the number of players getting their masters degree that are playing.

"I really liked all the facilities as they are really modern. Their weight rooms combined are one of the largest in the country."

One thing driving Junker's interest in the Bearcats is former La Salle Lancer and Bearcat, J.K. Schaffer.

"I could see myself playing at Cincinnati as I've been here a lot," said Junker. "Having a chance to follow in the footsteps of J.K. would be an honor."

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