As the initial transfer portal window continues, the Cincinnati Bearcats added several notable players including a trio of standout defenders!
Cincinnati received a commitment from former Ohio State defensive back Kye Stokes, who will still have three years of eligibility remaining.
Florida Atlantic wide receiver Tony Johnson and Idaho defensive back Ormanie Arnold also said they will transfer to the Bearcats in recent days.
Northern Illinois edge rusher George Gumbs is set to join Cincinnati as well after racking up 34 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 12 games this season.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats add several players from the transfer portal
Arnold spent two seasons at Idaho including a breakout campaign in 2023, totaling 33 tackles, five pass deflections and two interceptions.
Gumbs is an intriguing addition for the Bearcats after he was moved from wide receiver to edge rusher at Northern Illinois less than a year ago.
Johnson became a key part of Florida Atlantic's offense in the last two years, posting 669 yards and seven receiving touchdowns on 60 catches.
Stokes appeared in eight games with Ohio State as a freshman in 2022 but proceeded to play in limited action throughout this past season.
Cincinnati Football: Bearcats pick up transfer running back Evan Pryor
After entering the portal this month, Ohio State running back Evan Pryor revealed his decision to transfer to the Bearcats on Wednesday morning!
During his career at Ohio State, Pryor had 147 rushing yards and one touchdown but a knee injury caused him to miss the 2022 campaign.
Pryor was a 4-star prospect coming out of North Carolina per 247 Sports, and committed to Ohio State over Alabama, Georgia and Michigan.
Scott Satterfield's team lost four running backs to the transfer portal this month so Pryor should receive significant playing time next season.