Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats host a pair of coveted 2026 prospects TJ Crumble, Marcus Johnson

Cincinnati Bearcats guard Landers Nolley II against the Xavier Musketeers at Fifth Third Arena.
Cincinnati Bearcats guard Landers Nolley II against the Xavier Musketeers at Fifth Third Arena. /
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A couple of Cleveland products and coveted 2026 prospects TJ Crumble and Marcus Johnson took unofficial visits to Cincinnati in recent days!

Both players are among the highest rated sophomores in the nation, with Johnson being the top ranked prospect from Ohio according to ESPN.

Crumble is currently being targeted by several notable programs alongside Cincinnati including Illinois, Ohio State, Texas A&M and Virginia Tech.

Johnson received an offer from the Bearcats last summer and recently visited Ohio State as he continues to go through the recruiting process.

Cincinnati Basketball: Bearcats host a pair of coveted 2026 prospects TJ Crumble, Marcus Johnson

After his freshman season at Lutheran East High School, Crumble became the 19th highest rated prospect in the country via ESPN.

Even though it’s still early in his recruiting process, Crumble should be a priority for the Bearcats after gaining traction in recent months.

Indiana native and 2025 4-star point guard prospect Jerry Easter II recently earned interest from Cincinnati and several other schools!

Prior to his senior campaign at La Lumiere High School, Easter is the 3rd ranked recruit from Indiana according to 247 Sports.

Cincinnati Basketball: 2025 5-star forward Sadiq White schedules unofficial visit in September

Charlotte product and 2025 5-star forward Sadiq White announced he is scheduled to take an official visit to Cincinnati in September.

Going into his junior campaign at Myers Park High School, White is the highest rated prospect from North Carolina per 247 Sports.

Several other programs are targeting the rising prospect alongside the Bearcats including Alabama, Florida State and Syracuse.

Wes Miller’s staff will continue to target him but White is projected to eventually commit to South Carolina via On3 Recruiting.

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