Cincinnati’s signing class totals 23 players from around the country and they have finalized it by adding safety Davon Witherspoon from Hollywood, Florida.
McArthur S Davon Whitherspoon is faxing in his NLI to Cincinnati right now per the schools AD.
— Andrew Ivins (@andrewrivins) February 5, 2014
Witherspoon hails from the same high school (McArthur) as Cincinnati verbal Joel Thompson who it sounds like won’t make the grades for UC. So the obvious link between this new signee and the Bearcats is that the staff has been tracking him and Thompson together. It’s just Witherspoon didn’t receive a scholarship offer from UC until now. So goes it sometimes.
The safety boasted an offer from Western Kentucky and Louisville appeared to show a heavy interest in him. At 6’4″ 198 lbs Witherspoon appears to have the measurables of a collegiate safety but will probably need a redshirt year to add the necessary weight. After that, though, I’d be curious to see how he progresses at Cincinnati. Having a tall defensive back is always beneficial to the secondary because of their ability to high-point passes along side receivers. It’s just typically less difficult for them to knock jump balls away from 6’3″ or taller receivers than DB’s who are under 6-foot. That bodes well for Witherspoon during his time at UC.