Cincinnati native and Elder High School senior receiver Justin Re is set to join his hometown Bearcats as a preferred walk-on after announcing his commitment on Friday night.
During his senior campaign, Re earned All-Greater Catholic League South First Team honors and helped the Panthers secure a pair of playoff wins over Middletown and Milford.
Re racked up a game-high 180 receiving yards and two touchdowns on four catches, highlighted by a 94-yard score in a 49-7 win against Middletown to advance to the regional quarterfinals.
The senior receiver led Elder in receiving yards five times last season including a dominant performance against Bishop Chatard, finishing with 107 yards and two touchdowns.
Cincinnati Football: Elder senior wide receiver Justin Re commits to hometown Bearcats
In addition to participating in one of the camps at Nippert Stadium last summer, Re got a chance to attend the Bearcats win over Navy in early November before making his decision last week.
After undergoing a ton of roster turnover in recent weeks, Cincinnati’s new-look coaching staff desperately needed to address the wide receiver room and Re will add even more depth.
The Bearcats announced commitments from more than a dozen incoming recruits to kick off the early signing period in December including 3-star wide receivers Barry Jackson and Ty Perkins.
Cincinnati has picked up Florida State receiver Keyshawn Helton, Louisville receiver Dee Wiggins, North Carolina A&T receiver Sterling Berkhalter and Washington State receiver Donovan Ollie.
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 last weekend!
The Texas native appeared in 28 games over the last three years 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 against Stanford.
Coming out of high school, Ollie was a 3-star prospect per 247 Sports with offers from Boston College, Iowa State, Northwestern and Utah before committing to the Cougars in 2018.