Cincinnati native and former North Carolina A&T wide receiver Sterling Berkhalter announced his transfer commitment to the Bearcats after taking a visit to his hometown program last week.
Berkhalter received offers from Connecticut, Nebraska, Tulane, Washington State and others before committing to Cincinnati on Tuesday with at least two years of eligibility left.
During his junior campaign, Berkhalter totaled 414 receiving yards and two touchdowns on 28 catches, highlighted by a 35-yard score in a 38-14 win over Robert Morris last season.
Despite missing out on a couple targets, the Bearcats added 13 transfers since Scott Satterfield was hired last month and hope to add more this week after recently hosting multiple players.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats pick up North Carolina A&T wide receiver Sterling Berkhalter
Stay tuned moving forward as Cincinnati continues to recruit the transfer portal with recent commitments from Berkhalter, Western Kentucky tight end Joey Beljan and more!
Bearcats first-year offensive coordinator and tight ends coach Tom Manning needs to replace veteran tight ends Josh Whyle and Leonard Taylor, and Beljan should be a candidate to start.
Other transfers that committed to Cincinnati include former Utah State edge rusher Daniel Grzesiak, Arizona State wide receiver DJ Taylor and Louisville wide receiver Dee Wiggins.
Satterfield spoke to the media in a press conference on Tuesday and explained the staff is expecting to announce additional transfers soon so check back for the most recent rumors.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats land former Arizona State kick return specialist DJ Taylor
Cincinnati first-year head coach Scott Satterfield landed a handful of transfers in recent days including former Arizona State junior defensive back and kick returner DJ Taylor.
After spending three seasons in Tempe, Taylor decided to enter the transfer portal in late December and announced his commitment to join the Bearcats on Monday.
Taylor became the third Sun Devils transfer to commit to Cincinnati this offseason alongside graduate senior quarterback Emory Jones and freshman place kicker Carter Brown.
During his career at Arizona State, Taylor totaled 1,232 return yards and one touchdown on 66 attempts, highlighted by a 100-yard kick off return touchdown against Arizona in 2020.