During the last week, Cincinnati's coaches had another chance to see some potential football recruits in action in the comfort of their own facilities. On June 11, the program held its quarterback academy, its WR/DB skills camp and its OL/DL "Big Man" Camp. In addition, June 12 marked the last of the elite one-day showcases camps.
Some of the attendees at these camps were Nijal Jackson (Class of 2017 WR/SS from Canal Winchester, Ohio), Jacob Cassidy (Class of 2018 TE/MLB from Huntington, West Virginia), Tyus Short (Class of 2017 DT from Harrodsburg, Kentucky) and quarterbacks Brendan Matthews (Class of 2017 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee) and Jake Norwood (Class of 2018 from Azle, Texas).
Plus, there was UC's youth camp where Tommy Tuberville had some time to try and REACH THESE KIDS.
As camps continued, so did offers, although there were not as many as usual this week. For the 2017 class, tight end Wilson Huber and linebacker Aubrey Miller Jr. were sent letters in the mail, while 2018 class members Ethan Watson (OT) and Brad Papez (OT/DE) also became official targets for the Bearcats.
Huber is a three-star tight end recruit according to Scout. He is the No. 58 ranked recruit at the position and the 16th-best tight end in the Midwest. Standing at 6'5" and weighing 210 pounds, the Indianapolis-native also has interest from Ball State and Navy.
Miller is another three-star recruit for the 2017 class and Cincinnati is joining a crowded party of suitors for his services. Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State and Tennessee are four of the 12 schools to send an offer. 247Sports predicts that Miller will end up attending Memphis, his hometown school.
Cincinnati is just the second school to offer Watson, joining Troy. Watson is a 6'5", 286-pound offensive tackle from Pensacola, Florida.
Papez is a 6'4", 225-pound defensive end from Wentzville, Missouri. Scout says that he has captured additional interest from Army, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas State, Missouri, Wisconsin along with Eastern Kentucky and Southeast Missouri State. However, only Army, SEMO and EKU have sent offers along with UC.
Oh, and don't worry basketball recruiting fans. We have a small piece of info to keep you satisfied. Joseph Lanzi, a 6'4" shooting guard from Alabama (would be a 2017 class add), announced that he made an unofficial visit to Cincinnati last weekend.