Wednesday, Cincinnati officially signed three JUCO prospects on National Junior College Signing Day, making wide receiver Devin Gray, offensive lineman Kendall Calhoun and defensive back Eric Jenkins all official members of Cincinnati's 2016 recruiting class.
All three players bring excitement along with their commitment as each should find some playing time next season. After all, all three play key positions of need for Tommy Tuberville and company. The Bearcats are replacing key players in the receiving core and along the offensive line, while hoping to shore up their secondary. Gray, Calhoun and Jenkins should offer that depth to the Bearcats and will have a chance to become solid contributors.
Officially Signed and Delivered. #GoBearcats #JUCOPRODUCT— Devin Gray (@DGray10) December 16, 2015
Gray is a speedy receiver who catches the ball well with his hands and knows how to grab a jump ball. Gray was tormenting Sierra College opponents this season, to the tune of 69 catches, 1,154 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns. Calhoun and Gray verbally committed to Cincinnati just this past weekend.
Kendall Calhoun @YaBoiKennyKen @ Lackawanna JuCo @LCFalconsFB inks w/ Cincy @CoachJPardini @markduda73 pic.twitter.com/eiZFPlTUVZ— JuCo Football Forer (@JuCoFootballACE) December 16, 2015
Calhoun is an offensive lineman who has been playing for Lackawanna C.C. At 6-foot-7 and 290 pounds, Calhoun has the size that recruiters covet. That said, Calhoun is a lot of fun to watch because of his quickness. He moves his feet very well for a man of his size and also plays with a high motor, that you have to love.
I'm officially a bearcat pic.twitter.com/QCvqz9OL1y— EJenkins (@EricJenkins_) December 16, 2015
Jenkins initially committed verbally back in July and stood firm on his commitment. The corner from Los Angeles Valley College brings great athleticism to the Bearcats and plays like a player who could work his way into the starting lineup quickly.