The top recruit heading to Cincinnati this cycle is Michigan native and 4-star quarterback Brady Drogosh, who remained committed following the recent hire of head coach Scott Satterfield.
Drogosh is the 5th ranked recruit from Michigan and 19th highest rated quarterback in the nation per 247 Sports. The 6’5, 200-pound quarterback originally committed to the Bearcats in May.
During his senior year at Warren De La Salle, Drogosh led the way to a second straight state title including racking up 401 total yards and five touchdowns in the championship game last month.
Cincinnati announced commitments from 15 recruits on Wednesday to kick off the early signing period, highlighted by a pair of quarterbacks in Drogosh and Arizona State transfer Emory Jones.
Cincinnati Football: Brady Drogosh headlines the Bearcats 2023 recruiting class
After leading Warren De La Salle to a perfect 13-0 record and a state title last season, Drogosh impressed at the Elite 11 camp in early April and took a visit to Cincinnati later than month.
Drogosh returned for a visit last week for the first time since Satterfield replaced Luke Fickell and decided to stick with the Bearcats over Indiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Pittsburgh and others.
The Michigan product is an imposing athlete with dynamic athleticism, elite arm strength and impressive running ability that will help as Cincinnati makes a transition to Big 12 competition.
Satterfield’s quarterback room is expected to be full with the addition of Drogosh and Jones. Even though Drogosh likely won’t start next year, he could be the Bearcats quarterback of the future.
Cincinnati Football: Arizona State transfer quarterback Emory Jones commits to Bearcats
Arizona State transfer and former Florida quarterback Emory Jones signed with the Bearcats on early signing day and is expected to compete for the starting quarterback job next season!
Jones decided to enter the portal earlier this month and took a visit to Cincinnati last weekend as Satterfield and newly-named quarterbacks coach Pete Thomas made a recent push for him.
The Bearcats quarterback battle should be exciting this offseason as Jones prepares to compete with Ben Bryant, Brady Drogosh and Evan Prater, barring any more transfer announcements.
Bryant will return next season but Prater could end up elsewhere if he doesn’t have a path to starting. Given his experience and versatility, Jones should be a top candidate to win the job.