Cincinnati Football: Bearcats set to host 2026 3-star defensive lineman Juan Bates

Cincinnati Bearcats face the Indiana Hoosiers at Nippert Stadium in 2022.
Cincinnati Bearcats face the Indiana Hoosiers at Nippert Stadium in 2022. /
facebooktwitterreddit

A ton of notable prospects are scheduled to visit the Cincinnati Bearcats today including Ohio native and 2026 3-star defensive lineman Juan Bates!

Bates is a standout offensive and defensive lineman from Mason High School, and could be a target for the Bearcats coaching staff in the coming years.

Make sure to stay up to date with the most recent recruiting rumors and updates as Scott Satterfield’s staff continues to construct the upcoming class.

With an opportunity to impress multiple prospects, Cincinnati is trying to get back on track against Big 12 foe Iowa State Cyclones on Saturday afternoon.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats set to host 2026 3-star defensive lineman Juan Bates

A handful of 2025 recruits earned offers from the Bearcats in recent days including 4-star defensive back Shamari Earls and 4-star athlete Trey McNutt!

Earls is the 4th highest ranked 2025 prospect from Virginia and has received offers from North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia Tech, West Virginia and more.

McNutt is currently the top rated 2025 recruit out of Ohio with offers from several schools including Georgia, Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State.

Other 2025 prospects that recently received offers are 4-star cornerback Tariq Hayer, 3-star wideout Giyahni Kontosis and 3-star athlete Tristan Norman.

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats scheduled to host several notable targets this weekend

Cincinnati will host several 2025 prospects 3-star defensive end Mariyon Dye, 3-star lineman Danilo Guberinich and 3-star wide receiver Fonzy Smith!

Dye is the 11th ranked 2025 recruit from Indiana and has gained plenty of traction with recent offers from Louisville, Georgia, Tennessee, USC and Wisconsin.

Guberinich is an under the radar offensive lineman that got an offer from Eastern Michigan in recent months and took a visit to Wisconsin last weekend.

Smith gained an offer from North Carolina in early March and is currently the 9th highest rated 2025 recruit from North Carolina according to Rivals.

Next. Cincinnati Football: 2025 3-star edge rusher Mariyon Dye scheduled to visit the Bearcats. dark