Cincinnati native and Elder High School senior wide receiver Justin Re committed to his hometown Bearcats last month and recently broke down his decision!
Re competed in a camp at Nippert Stadium last summer and attend the Bearcats win over Navy in early November before making his decision in January.
After undergoing a lot of roster turnover, Cincinnati’s new-look staff desperately needed to address the wide receiver room and Re will add more depth.
The Bearcats will bring in two other freshman receivers next year including in-state product Ty Perkins and former Nebraska commit Barry Jackson Jr.
Cincinnati Football: Elder senior wide receiver Justin Re commits to hometown Bearcats
During his senior season, Re earned All-Greater Catholic League South First Team honors and helped the Panthers secure a pair of playoff victories.
In the regional quarterfinals, Re racked up a game-high 180 yards on four receptions, highlighted by a 94-yard touchdown in a blowout win over Middleton.
The senior receiver led Elder in receiving yards five times last year including totaling 107 receiving yards and two touchdowns against Bishop Chatard.
Cincinnati Football: Elder wide receiver Justin Re breaks down commitment to Bearcats
Re discussed his decision to join the Bearcats as a preferred walk-on and why the new coaching staff will have success next season in a recent interview with me.
"“It was a huge factor to stay close to home because I always want to be close with my family and friends. I decided to commit to UC when coach Satterfield and coach Coombs offered me a spot on the team in January. Coach Coombs has always wanted me to be apart of this team and made sure I knew that. I am very grateful for the opportunity he has given me because he’s been with me every step of the way during this process. Something that separated Cincinnati from other schools was the new coaching staff that came in. Coach Stepp has been one of the most likable coaches I have been around so far because of the way he treated my family and myself when we went on a visit. The new coaching staff is absolutely outstanding, and is filled with kind and very dedicated coaches. One reason I believe we will be successful in the coming years is because of the coaches belief in our hometown players. They were very evident that kids in Cincinnati are some of the best players in the country and I believe that will help us bond well together. Coach Satterfield made it very clear to us what his plan is and I believe we will have great success with him as head coach!”"