24/7 sports is reporting Dennis Norfleet has committed to UC. There's an article behind a paywall. I know some of the MGoBloggers were really high on him. That's two 4* players for UC in a week. Good luck to him and Coney. They are really building a potential Big East power.
Dennis Norfleet to UC
They also got Leviticus Payne today.
I hope Cinci does well in the Big East, that conference is ripe for the taking.
They got Lester Liston Jr., another Michigan player, today too. Butch Jones has opened a pipeline down I-75. I don't know a lot about Central, other than they kick OU's but a lot, but how do they keep cranking out quality coaches?
Jones just used what Kelly built at CMU(see "LeFevour"), and I think most Chippewa football fans would agree about that. He'll probably be the end of the line, as Enos seemed to be in way over his head last season.
Yeah, with Enos, they seem to have hired a good recruiter with no actual coaching skills.
that Dan LeFevour is now with the Cincinnati Bengals? I still think he could be an NFL starter.
Andy Dalton is starting. He's not a NFL starting QB material.
I wish the best for UC, but as far as the Big East being ripe for the picking...I'm of the thought that soon the conference will officially be re-named "TCU and Its Bitches".
The big east always seemed like the best place for coaches to go to when they needed to get a name fast. Any good coach has used the ease of the big east to make a quick name and then leave. Having said that, TCU now ends that discussion. And it is true that the rest of the big east will be their bitches.
Oh, wait, that's "Texas and their bitches". Nevermind.
it's pronounced LEVITICUS PAYNE
With the current Michigan roster I don't think there was much interest from the staff. MSU fans will probably be pissed but it sounds like he really wants an Alabama offer and would commit to them imediately if he got one.
Big day for Michigan kids - OLB Laron Taylor (Cass Tech(?) is going to Iowa. And Cinci got 3 Michigan kids today including a 3-star OLB from Grand Blanc along with Norfleet and Payne
Of course, Ohio State will always be top dog, but wouldn't it be great if Cincy at least became a viable option for kids in Ohio?
I kinda prefer being the other school Ohio kids look to.
As a UC fan who witnessed the 2010 Sugar Bowl massacre in person I am happy to see them get back on their feet. The past year has been pretty tough. I hope they can get back to national mediocrity (Aka a big east power)
Least UC was not massacred by Florida in the Natl Championship game ala OSU...UC was facing Tebow's last game and missing their Head Coach / Offensive cordinator in Brian Kelly. I recall O$U losing 41-14 vs. UC losing 51-24...same point spread but UC was coachless...what was OSU's excuse? Wasn't it tired legs or something.
Have a great career at Cincy - show that whole division what's what . . . .
Good for Cincy. They are quietly building a good recruiting class.
Nice get for Cincy. I'm glad he didn't go to MSU so I don't have to root against him.