Beechwood quarterback Michael Colosimo had a good season picking up 1709 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, helping Beechwood to a 10-3 record. After that effort, Colosimo earned interest from Cincinnati, Villanova and Notre Dame. He eventually settled in on a preferred walk-on offer from Cincinnati.
Colosimo felt like extremely comfortable with the Bearcat program.
"The team is more of a family than anything," said Colosimo. "You could go to schools and the coaches don't' care too much about players, but at UC everyone is family," he said. "My dad is a doctor at Cincinnati, so I've grown up with the program and have been to just about every bowl game since I can remember. I've seen different coaches and players come in and out. It just feels right," he said.
So what are the Bearcats getting in Colosimo?
"I feel like leadership is my biggest strength," said the 6-foot-2, 190-pound senior. "I'm the kind of player who digs into a playbook and knows what everyone is doing so anyone can turn to me at any point and I'll know (what to do)," he said. "I would like to get better at everything. I need to get bigger mainly and I need to work on my feet and my throwing and running," he continued.
Colosimo and Beechwood struggled to a 1-3 start this season, but as Colosimo got better so did his team.
"I started real slow," he said. "I came out of our scrimmages and our first game and was irrelevant. There was a spot that was mine and I put it up for grabs. But I got out of the slump and started playing like I know how. I kept getting better as the season went on," he finished.