Cincinnati Football: Bearcats land Connecticut leading receiver Aaron Turner from transfer portal

Following his sophomore campaign, former Connecticut Huskies junior wide receiver Aaron Turner announced his decision to transfer to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Thursday night!

Turner led the Huskies with 527 receiving yards, 57 receptions and three touchdowns last season, highlighted by a 53-yard touchdown catch in a loss against Syracuse in early September.

Since the spring scrimmage took place last week, several Cincinnati players entered the portal including senior quarterback Ben Bryant, sophomore linebacker Jaheim Thomas and more.

Make sure to stay tuned for the most recent transfer portal and recruiting rumors as Scott Satterfield’s staff looks to build momentum heading into the inaugural season in the Big 12.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats land Connecticut leading receiver Aaron Turner from transfer portal

Check out our notable standouts and takeaways from Bearcats recent Spring Game including a highly contested quarterback battle and impressive performances from a pair of freshmen!

Other players that entered the portal in recent weeks were freshman cornerbacks Jonah Lytle and Malik Rainey, plus freshman linebacker Cam Junior and freshman safety Armorion Smith.

Smith showed off his potential with an interception in the Fenway Bowl last December but the Bearcats will seemingly lean on safeties DJ Taylor, Bryon Threats and Taj Ward instead.

Cincinnati Football: Auburn slot receiver Tar’Varish Dawson announces transfer to the Bearcats

Auburn Tigers transfer slot receiver Tar’Varish Dawson announced his commitment to join the Cincinnati Bearcats last weekend and is expected to have three years of eligibility left.

Dawson will add depth, experience and speed to the Bearcats receiving room alongside fellow incoming transfers Sterling Berkhalter, Donovan Ollie, Aaron Turner and Dee Wiggins!

The Florida product was a 4-star recruit according to 247 Sports with offers from Arkansas, Florida State, Louisville, Miami and Texas A&M before spending two seasons at Auburn.