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Desmond Ridder First Signee of 2017 Class

A Tommy Tuberville recruit cross the Ts and dots the Is first.

Cincinnati v North Carolina State Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Desmond Ridder may not have been recruited by Luke Fickell but he was the first recruit to sign up for the next era of Cincinnati Bearcats football.

Ridder is a two-star recruit and a dual-threat quarterback from Louisville. He committed to Cincinnati last May and made an official visit in mid-January.