For the first time since early August, Cincinnati has added a new member to its 2019 recruiting class. Last night, it was 2019 outside linebacker Dorian Holloway of Marion-Franklin (OH) who decided he wanted to give his commitment to Luke Fickell and the Bearcats.
This was something that came about fairly quickly. UC offered the 6-foot-4, 190-pounder just eight days ago and he quickly revealed to me that it was an offer that he was excited and honored about getting. With that being said, he clearly liked what the Bearcats had to offer so much that he didn't waste very much time claiming his spot in the class.
"I know there are many great players to come from Columbus to be offered from this university like Isaiah Pead, DeAngelo Smith, Alex Daniels and my AD Jacob Ramsey," Holloway told me shortly after the offer from Cincinnati had arrived. Holloway also went on to express that he felt UC would be a good fit for him and that Fickell "left a great impression" on him.
Holloway ultimately chose the Bearcats out of the three other offers he received throughout the recruiting process; Davenport, Notre Dame College and Urbana.
The addition of Holloway now gives Cincinnati two linebacker pledges with 2019 inside liebacker Brody Ingle being the other. It also gives the class eight in-state commits and 16 in total for 2019. For now, the Bearcats class stands as the seventh best in the American Athletic Conference and is a Top 50 class nationally.
With the recruiting process finding a conclusion for Holloway, he will now focus on finishing his senior season out strong. Holloway and the Red Devils are 4-2 on the season and have a contest on Friday against the 1-5 Briggs (OH) Bruins.
You can check out the future Bearcat in action below.