Cincinnati Football: Bearcats could target former Northwestern freshman linebacker Nigel Glover

Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Jowon Briggs and linebacker Joel Dublanko at Nippert Stadium. Getty Images.
Cincinnati Bearcats defensive tackle Jowon Briggs and linebacker Joel Dublanko at Nippert Stadium. Getty Images. /
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Cincinnati should target Northwestern transfer linebacker Nigel Glover after the Ohio native recently entered the transfer portal.

Glover decided to transfer after Northwestern head coach Pat Fitzgerald was fired this month due to hazing within the program.

Prior to his freshman campaign with the Wildcats, Glover was the 7th highest rated recruit from Ohio according to 247 Sports.

The Bearcats brought in a pair of transfer linebackers Dion Hunter and Dorian Jones but there is always room to add more depth.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats could target former Northwestern freshman linebacker Nigel Glover

Bearcats cornerback Taj Ward was included among the Big 12’s highest graded returning cornerbacks per Pro Football Focus.

During his junior campaign at Cincinnati, Ward recorded 20 tackles, four pass deflections and one interception in 13 games last year.

The Ohio product was mentioned alongside serval elite cornerbacks including Iowa State senior TJ Tampa and TCU senior Josh Newton!

Ward is expected to have a significant role in the Bearcats secondary this season alongside Sammy Anderson Jr and Todd Bumphis.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats quarterback Ben Bryant announces transfer to Northwestern

After competing for the starting job, former Bearcats quarterback Ben Bryant revealed his transfer to Northwestern in early May.

Bryant was hoping to secure the starting spot for a second straight season but Arizona State transfer Emory Jones is set to take over.

Despite recovering from a season-ending broken foot, Bryant is expected to be fully healthy and will have one year of eligibility remaining.

Make sure to preview the inaugural campaign in the Big 12 with a break down of the upcoming schedule and regular season opener!

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