National signing day is just ten days away and putting in the extra effort near the end will ensure the Bearcats boast a solid class in this cycle. As such, UC hosted a slew of football recruits over the weekend as Tommy Tuberville and his staff work tirelessly to wrap up the 2014 class. It has paid off already will the verbal commitments from Michael Farkas and Tyler Hill.
The 6’4″ 170 lbs specialist hails from Marion, Indiana and appears to be built with a similar frame as Pat O’Donnell, who of course made waves at Cincinnati with his signature monster punts. As such, Farkas projects to a punter at UC and will likely take over for John Lloyd when he graduates after the 2014 season. He is rated the 6th best punter in the class by Kohl’s Kicking and also had this to say about him:
We saw Michael last in July of 2013, he has very good leg speed, needs to continue to work on refining his repeatability to maximize his talent, showed tremendous gains in punting this summer, hand-to-toe times are NFL standard, has a long frame and can hit 5.0 hang-times, repeatability has gotten better
Hill hails from New York that, while relatively close to Cincinnati, is less of a pipeline for the Bearcats than Florida or even California. So Tuberville’s staff going into The Empire State and pulling out a recruit is pretty impressive. He seems to do a little bit of everything for his high school team, playing center, running the ball, catching the ball, playing defense, and returning kicks. This past season he threw for 106 yards, rushed for 21 more, caught 14 passes for 249 yards, and made 50 tackles including 6 for loss. When he comes to UC he could play the long snapper position, linebacker, or fullback.