September 28, 2010

More where Moore came from

When UC nabbed Chris Moore they looked to be nearly done with wide receivers. Remember Kenbrell Thompkins becomes eligible next year.

Logic would dictate that Dyjuan Lewis would finally be able to play football by then too.


The reason for a full class of WRs is obvious though. After this season Cincinnati might be losing more than they did last year.

Of course Mardy Gilyard's ascent to the pinnacle of the sport makes his loss sizable. Departing in 2011 however will be Armon Binns and Marcus Barnett.

The third domino to fall will almost assuredly be Vidal Hazelton. After tearing his ACL in his first Cincinnati football game, Hazelton's college career is likely over.

It would be shocking if the NCAA granted him a sixth year.

Through strong recruiting in the spring/summer months, UC locked in Shaquille Washington, Alex Chisum, and Chris Moore.

Moore returned back to his Tampa home Sunday, and told his Jefferson High teammate Andre Davis all about his Cincinnati visit.

"He told me the visit he went on was nice," said Davis. "I actually watched the game. They should have won it."

Moore was able to meet his future QB Patrick Coyne and Washington.

Tuesday another person with Bearcat interests in his heart walked into Jefferson High.

"Coach Addae," said Davis. "He came to our school today actually. He came this morning."

Addae's hard work coupled with Moore's positive review must have done the job, because Davis confirmed with BCR that he will be visiting UC in two short weeks.

"I am going to try," said Davis. "It is set for this week, but they were away, so I am going next week."

Consider this Cincinnati's chance to grow the family. Head Coach Butch Jones always stresses the importance of closeness and trust.

Showing how trusting he is, Davis is likely to make his first trip to the Midwest all alone.

"I might go by myself," said Davis. "It is a two hour plan ride, so it isn't that far."

Two more invitations

Coach Addae was not the only UC Assistant Coach on the move Tuesday. Offensive Coordinator Mike Bajakian cordially invited Kyle Williamson to the Miami(OH) game too.

Williamson plays left tackle for Madiera High School. Cincinnati loves his body and looks forward to tacking another 30-40 pounds onto him.

The other schools Williamson is considering right now are Indiana, Michigan State, Purdue, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.

The Bearcats also sent a representative up to Kenton, Ohio. Maty Mauk and Max Morrison inspired the trip.

Through five games Mauk has passed for 2,319 yards, completing 67% of the his passes in the process.

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