Cincinnati Football: 2025 4-star running back Tiqwai Hayes includes the Bearcats in finalists

Cincinnati Bearcats running back Jerome Ford against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Cincinnati Bearcats running back Jerome Ford against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. /
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After impressing in his season opener on Friday night, 2025 4-star running back Tiqwai Hayes included the Cincinnati Bearcats in his finalists!

Heading into his junior campaign at Aliquippa High School, Hayes was the 10th highest ranked recruit from Pennsylvania according to 247 Sports.

Other schools currently in the mix to land Hayes alongside Cincinnati are Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and more.

The Pennsylvania product showcased his intriguing potential, compiling 168 rushing yards and three touchdowns in his junior season debut.

Cincinnati Football: 2025 4-star running back Tiqwai Hayes includes the Bearcats in finalists

Belleville native and 2025 3-star Andre Thomas displayed an imposing skillset and would be a great addition for Bryan Brown’s defense.

Chippewa Valley 2025 3-star receiver Deshaun Lanier and West Bloomfield 2025 3-star receiver Elisha Durham are other targets to watch.

Detroit King product and 2025 4-star defensive end Xavier Newsom is a dynamic recruit that should pick up an offer from the Bearcats soon.

Make sure to stay tuned for the most recent recruiting rumors as Scott Satterfield’s coaching staff continues to construct the upcoming classes.

Cincinnati Football: 2025 4-star edge rusher Austin Alexander attended the Bearcats opener

Kentucky native and 2025 4-star edge rusher Austin Alexander took a visit to Cincinnati for the season opener on Saturday at Nippert Stadium!

Prior to his senior campaign at Cooper High School, Alexander was the 2nd highest rated prospect from Kentucky according to 247 Sports.

Satterfield’s staff is expected to extend an offer to him in the coming months but Notre Dame is projected to land the dynamic defensive end.

There are several notable programs targeting Alexander along with Cincinnati including Kentucky, North Carolina, Notre Dame and West Virginia.

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