Welcome to this week's installment of "Weekly Whispers," our weekly series in which we keep Bearcat Nation updated on the latest recruiting news for the Cincinnati Bearcats. Lets see what happened this week on the recruiting trail.
Possible flip coming?
The Bearcats received a commitment from '16 WR Andrew Parchment back in May and even then, other programs have continued to pursue the 6'3, 180-pounder, as we all expected. Schools like North Carolina State, South Florida, and Tulane are the universities trying to snatch the Cypress Bay (FL) pass-catcher from their grasp. It'll be the Green Wave, in a little over one week, who will have an opportunity to boost their chances with Parchment as they will host him on an official visit. According to Scout.com's Corey Bender, Tulane will have the three-star UC commit on campus on October 16th.
Obviously it is a very important decision, probably the most important, that Parchment will make and it is certainly his right to make sure he feels comfortable with his choice. No one should give the prospect any grief for making sure he is doing what is best for him. Surely Tommy Tuberville, Eddie Gran, and the rest of the Bearcat coaching staff would like to keep the Fort Lauderdale native in the fold, but we'll have to wait and see.
Four awarded UC offers
It was a busy past seven days for the UC football coaching staff on the recruiting trail as they handed out four new offers to prospects around the country. Let's see who was on the receiving end of those scholarship opportunities.
'17 OLB Christian Nkansah-Wiafe secured his fourth offer during his recruitment from the Bearcats last Friday. UC joined Bowling Green, Illinois, and Toledo on the offer sheet of the Westerville South (OH) three-star prospect. Duke and Indiana are two other programs showing interest in the 6'0, 195-pounder. Nkansah-Wiafe currently grades out as the 26th best high school player from the state of Ohio in the 2017 class.
Blessed to say I have received my 4th offer from the University of Cincinnati ⚫️⚪️ pic.twitter.com/d9to9gNiO9— Christian (@ChristianNW_) October 2, 2015
"I'm honored," '17 JUCO CB Ben Sutton told me after he received an offer from Cincy two days ago. Sutton, who is currently attending Blinn College in Texas, was obviously very pleased with the news, of his first offer and he didn't hide it when speaking with me. "It was like a huge goal was achieved."
Much like Sutton, '18 DE Trenton Gillison was also very excited with the Bearcats offer. "I'm blessed, honored, thankful, and excited to receive an offer from the University of Cincinnati," he said. UC was also the first offer for the 6'4, 220-pounder from Pickerington Central (OH). The same could be said for Gillison's teammate, '18 ATH Xavier Henderson, who received his first scholarship offer from the Cats on the same day.
Sloan sees campus
According to Brian Flinn of Future150.com, Cincinnati received a visit from '17 PG David Sloan this past Thursday. Sloan sits at 134th in his class, 34th at the point guard position, and No. 1 in the bluegrass state. The Taylor County (KY) prospect is graded as a three-star in his class and is currently predicted to stay in-state and play for the Cardinals of Louisville.