Cincinnati native and former Ohio State tight end Joe Royer committed to the Bearcats and is set to represent his hometown school next season!
Royer was the 5th ranked recruit from Ohio in the 2020 recruiting class before racking up 24 receiving yards in 14 games with the Buckeyes.
The Elder High School product committed to Ohio State over Michigan and Michigan State before transferring to Cincinnati this week.
With a chance to cap off his career on a high note, Royer will join the Bearcats and reunited with former high school teammate Luke Kandra.
Cincinnati Football: Ohio State tight end Joe Royer joins hometown Bearcats
Other recent transfer additions for the Bearcats include New Mexico State defensive back Mehki Miller and UTEP wide receiver Tyrin Smith.
Miller put up 53 tackles, four pass deflections and two interceptions at New Mexico State and should add depth to the Bearcats secondary.
Smith will have two years of eligibility left after posting 123 catches for 1,800 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in three seasons at UTEP.
The Bearcats coaching staff continues to build the 2024 roster with plenty of notable transfer portal pick ups within the past several weeks!