The Cincinnati Bearcats have a new addition to their 2016 recruiting class with the verbal commitment of safety Romelo Webster from Hallandale Beach, Florida (Hallandale), courtesy of Webster himself.
The 5-foot-10, 175 lbs recruit is a two-star recruit, according to Rivals.com, with a 5.4 rating based on their grading scale. He has received scholarship offers from Oregon State and Toledo and also fielded interest from Pittsburgh and Purdue. Considering the quality of schools contending with Cincinnati for him, this could be a player who rises up recruiting rankings and garners further interest later in the process.
On the football field, you have to appreciate what he brings as the safety net for the defense. From his highlights, you see a player who knows how to wrap up when a tackle needs to be made, but also a player who can come into the box with power to lay a big hit on opposing ball carriers. He moves well in the secondary and looks comfortable in coverage. Webster looks like another solid developmental player who can hit and tackle as the last line of defense with room to grow as a complete player and you have to think the Bearcats coaching staff will do just that. I see him as a redshirt candidate who already brings the necessary physicality to the safety position and is someone who could blossom into a solid secondary player.