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Cincinnati Bearcats Add Wide Receiver Andrew Parchment to 2016 Recruiting Class

Wide receiver Andrew Parchment from Fort Lauderdale, Florida (Cypress Bay), is the latest commitment for the Bearcats 2016 recruiting class.

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The Cincinnati Bearcats have added another Florida native to their 2016 class with the oral commitment of Cypress Bay High School's Andrew Parchment.

Parchment is a three-star recruit with a composite rating of 81, according to 247Sports. 247Sports grades Parchment with an 85. Rivals.com considers the 6'3", 180 lbs receiver a two-star recruit with a 5.3 rating.

Parchment has been heavily recruited with offers from multiple schools, including Bowling Green, Toledo and Western Michigan.

On the football field, the Bearcats seem to be adding quite the player. His size already makes him a mismatch on the outside, but he is also very good at high pointing the ball and catching it at it's highest point. A tall frame means nothing to a receiver if they catch the ball with their body. Parchment looks to have solid hands and does a great job using them and then bringing the ball in and securing it.

Once he gets the ball in his hands, Parchment displays good open field elusiveness and sort of runs with that "glide" that you tend to see with taller receivers. According to his Hudl profile, Parchment has been clocked at a 4.47 in the 40-yard dash, which is plenty fast at his size.

It doesn't take much to see the comparisons between Parchment and former Cincinnati Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco. Both have length, do a great job using their hands with the ball in the air and have a flow to their game. This is a very exciting addition to a Bearcats program that has excelled at finding and developing top-flight talent at the receiver position over the years.