It's been a rough weekend for Cincinnati's football recruiting (and the city in general) with two members of Cincinnati's 2016 class decommitting on Sunday. First, local star Jeremy Larkin flipped his commitment from Cincinnati to Northwestern. Defensive back Romelo Webster has reportedly opted to decommit from the Bearcats as well on Sunday, choosing Iowa State. Luckily, the weekend wasn't a total loss on the recruiting front with the addition of wide receiver Tyrin Summers on Saturday, who looks like a great addition to the Class of 2016.
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Summers is a three-star recruit from Clewiston, Fla. (Clewiston) who should excite Cincinnati fans. At 5-foot-9, 160 pounds, the Florida product is the 16th recruit in Cincinnati's Class of 2016. Summers sports a Composite Score of 82 from 247Sports and has a Rivals Rating of 5.6 (here's what that means).
Eddie Gran and Blake Rolan have been spearheading the recruiting effort for Summers, which has been pretty crowded. Bowling Green, Miami (Fla.), Oregon State, South Carolina, Toledo, USF, West Virginia and Western Kentucky are among the bigger (or more well-known) programs to have offered a scholarship to the receiver.
As you will see in the highlights below, Summers could be an exciting playmaker at the college level. At his size, he has great straight-line speed, quickness and has great vision. He spent time at corner and took handoffs in high school, which should translate well into the college level as a player who can be utilized in a variety of ways offensively. Even with his three-star rating, he seems like an underrated, overlooked recruit, likely due to his size. Still, you have to love the way this kid plays and have to think there is a lot of potential for a player of Summers' skill in the Cincinnati offense.