Cincinnati Football: Washington State wide receiver Donovan Ollie transfers to the Bearcats

With two years of eligibility remaining, former Washington State sophomore wide receiver Donovan Ollie announced his transfer commitment to join the Bearcats on Saturday!

The Texas native appeared in 28 games over the last three seasons with the Cougars, compiling 807 receiving yards and four touchdowns on 70 catches under multiple head coaches.

Ollie was third on Washington State with 491 receiving yards, 43 catches and three touchdowns last season including a difficult grab in the end zone during a 52-14 win over Stanford.

Coming out of high school, Ollie was a 3-star prospect per 247 Sports with offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Kansas, Northwestern and Utah before committing to the Cougars in 2018.

Cincinnati Football: Washington State wide receiver Donovan Ollie transfers to the Bearcats

The Bearcats staff desperately needed to address the wide receiver depth in the transfer portal and it’s clearly been an emphasis after adding five pass catchers in the last few weeks.

Cincinnati received recent commitments from Florida State slot receiver Keyshawn Helton, Louisville wide receiver Dee Wiggins and North Carolina A&T receiver Sterling Berkhalter.

Helton compiled 61 catches for 819 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in four years at Florida State before only appearing in two games last seasons before entering the portal in December.

Wiggins totaled 791 receiving yards and seven touchdowns on 62 catches during his time at Miami, highlighted by a 40-yard touchdown in a 52-10 rout over rival Florida State in 2020.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats land former Louisville senior wide receiver Dee Wiggins

After suffering a season-ending foot injury in September, former Louisville and Miami receiver Dee Wiggins entered the portal in December and transferred to Cincinnati last week.

The Miami native was a 4-star prospect coming out of high school in 2018 and began his career with his hometown Hurricanes before transferring to Louisville leading up to last season.

Even though his lone year at Louisville got cut short due to injury, Wiggins showed off big play ability and will remain under Bearcats new head coach Scott Satterfield next season.

Satterfield spoke to the media in a press conference per Cincinnati Athletics last week and said the staff is expecting to announce additional transfers soon so stay tuned for the latest updates!