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Cincinnati Recruiting: Weekly Whispers - Devlyn Williams offered, New Under Armour gear paying off

The Bearcats are on the move for two JUCO prospects on the hardwood. Plus, one SEC commit likes the new threads for UC and three visitors were on hand to watch Cincinnati unfortunately come up short against the Owls.

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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.

Williams gets Cincinnati offer

Last Thursday, it was '17 JUCO F Devlyn Williams Jr. who was on the receiving end of an offer from the red and black. Williams, who stands at 6'6", 195-pounds, currently attends Chattanooga State Community College in Tennessee.

Williams previously attended R Nelson Snider (IN), so if he wants to play closer to home, the Bearcats are certainly a possible destination for the Fort Wayne native.

UGA commit digs UC's new look

During Saturday night's game against Temple that was aired on ESPNEWS, in which the Bearcats pulled out the all-white combination of their new jerseys, a tweet was sent out by '16 WR and Georgia commit Darion Anderson.

Obviously, the tweet shouldn't lead Cincinnati fans to believe that they could possibly flip the four-star pass-catcher from the Bulldogs. That's not going to happen and really isn't the picture I want to paint. Whether it's logical or not, a lot of recruits pay attention to stuff like jerseys. In the end, how great your on-field attire looks likely won't be a reason to sway a prospect to choose your school, but it can, at the very least, catch the eyes of prospects.

So far, so good when it comes to the feedback on the new jerseys that Under Armour made for the Bearcats. We'll see if something even that small could potentially help boost the success on the recruiting trail in the future. Not a bad start nonetheless.

Three make Bearcat visit

Cincinnati played host to a few prospects this past weekend for their game against the in-conference Temple Owls. Only one of those recruits were a part of the current recruiting cycle. '16 K Cory Smigel of North Royalton (OH) was in attendance and able to see the Bearcats campus.

'17 WR Mac Hippenhammer and '17 QB Arion Nieves were also present. Hippenhammer, a 6'0, 170-pounder from R Nelson Snider (IN) is currently graded as a three-star prospect who already has offers from Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH), Toledo, and certainly more will be headed his direction. As for Nieves, who attends Fort Wayne North Side (IN), he told me his visit to UC went "great" and that he "really loved it." The 6'2, 200-pounder concluded by saying he "can't wait to get back very soon."