Cincinnati Football: Comparing the Bearcats recruiting class to other Big 12 teams

Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Tyler Scott celebrates against UCF Knights. The Enquirer.
Cincinnati Bearcats wide receiver Tyler Scott celebrates against UCF Knights. The Enquirer. /
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Since the Bearcats will be competing in a new conference next season, it makes sense to compare the 2023 class to other Big 12 programs including fellow new members BYU, Houston and UCF.

Cincinnati ranked last in the Big 12 with 15 commitments on early signing day but the average rating per recruit (87.59) is the 6th highest in the conference according to 247 Sports.

Even though the class was damaged by Luke Fickell’s sudden departure last month, head coach Scott Satterfield and the Bearcats staff avoided a total disaster with several key additions.

Make sure to check out a break down of the average rating per recruit for each Big 12 recruiting class as the Bearcats currently trail Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas Tech and Baylor.

Cincinnati Football: Comparing the Bearcats recruiting class to other Big 12 teams

  1. Texas (92.50)
  2. Oklahoma (91.63)
  3. TCU (88.67)
  4. Texas Tech (87.77)
  5. Baylor (87.64)
  6. Cincinnati (87.59)
  7. UCF (87.32)
  8. Oklahoma State (86.93)
  9. West Virginia (86.65)
  10. Iowa State (86.63)
  11. Kansas State (86.53)
  12. Houston (86.36)
  13. Kansas (86.11)
  14. BYU (85.23)

The top prospect heading to Cincinnati this cycle is Michigan native and 4-star quarterback Brady Drogosh, who remained committed following the recent coaching change to Satterfield.

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.

In addition to hanging onto several talented commits, the Bearcats new-look coaching staff was able to flip former Louisville commit and 3-star cornerback Rayquan Adkins on Wednesday.

Cincinnati Football: Breaking down the Bearcats early signing day commitments

The Bearcats got started yesterday as former Louisville linebacker Dorian Jones officially transferred and will have two years of eligibility left after playing 13 games this season.

Baltimore native and 3-star edge rusher Brian Simms III signed his national letter of intent just moments later. The 6’3, 240-pound prospect originally committed to Cincinnati in October.

After decommitting from Louisville earlier this month, Georgia native and 3-star defensive back Jayden Davis confirmed his recent commitment to the Bearcats on Wednesday as well.

Cincinnati wrapped up the day with official commitments from 3-star defensive lineman Kamari Burns, plus 3-star wide receiver and former Nebraska commit Barry Jackson Jr.

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