Cincinnati Football: Ohio State safety Kye Stokes commits to the Bearcats

Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Taj Ward breaks up pass against Iowa State Cyclones
Cincinnati Bearcats defensive back Taj Ward breaks up pass against Iowa State Cyclones / Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

After entering the portal this month, former Ohio State safety Kye Stokes announced his transfer to the Cincinnati Bearcats on Saturday evening!

During the past two years with the Buckeyes, Stokes racked up 12 total tackles, one forced fumble and one tackle for loss in 11 outings.

Stokes appeared in eight games with Ohio State as a freshman in 2022 but proceeded to play in limited action throughout this past season.

The Florida product was a 3-star prospect during high school and chose Ohio State over Alabama, Georgia, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame and more.

Cincinnati Football: Ohio State transfer safety Kye Stokes commits

As the initial transfer portal window continues this month, the Bearcats added several notable players including a trio of standout defenders.

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 after racking up 34 tackles, 3.5 sacks and two forced fumbles this season.

Stay tuned for the most recent recruiting rumors and updates as Scott Satterfield's coaching staff continues to construct the upcoming classes!

Cincinnati Football: Bearcats add several players from the transfer portal

Arnold spent two seasons at Idaho including a breakout campaign with 33 tackles, five pass deflections and two interceptions in 2023.

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 is set to join a fellow former Ohio State teammate as transfer running back Evan Pryor committed to Cincinnati a week ago as well.

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