Today University of Cincinnati Bearcats head football coach Mark Dantonio received a call. On the
line was the newest member of the Bearcats class of 2007 Scott Johnson of
High School. Scott's high school coach Ron Johnson
gave Bearcat Insider the inside scoop on one of his many D-I
"Scott made the call today and informed the coaches at Cincinnati he wanted to
become a Bearcat."
What type of player has Coach Dantonio received a verbal commitment
"Scott is a special athlete who ran a 4.26 at Indiana's camp this
summer. He's also ran a 10.46 in
the 100 meter. He benches 365
pounds and can squat 525 pounds at this time. He comes from a great family and his
brother is at Kent
State for track. (Scott's brother Mark was a 2-time state
track champion). Scott stands 5'11"
and weights 197 pounds right now."
One area the Bearcats have been hitting hard is players who bring speed
and explosiveness to the field.
Johnson can do that according to his coach who is a former Division One
College Coach himself.
"Scott is a very explosive athlete who brings a lot to the table. He's a great fit for UC and should have
a great career as a Bearcat. He's
playing some H-back for us and I'm sure Pat Narduzzi would love to get him as an
outside backer with the type of speed and size he'd bring to the defense he
Other areas Coach Johnson touched on about Scott were his
"Scott carried a 3.67 GPA last year and is already a
On if any of his other top players are interested in becoming Bearcats
head coach was quick to respond.
"I think now with Scott being on board they will all be looking hard at
UC. I'm sure Scott will now be
recruiting his high school teammates to follow him to Cincinnati. The UC staff did a great job of
recruiting him and they've been doing a great job of building the program since
they came there. All of those
coaches are great guys."
Bearcat Insider will have more on the latest Bearcat commitment as we
speak with Scott about his choice to make Cincinnati his college home. I would like to thank Coach Ron Johnson
High School for his time in
doing this interview. The Middies
battle Moeller this week in a game many will be watching.
The University of Cincinnati received it's third commitment for the Class of 2007 today from one of Ohio's best kept secretes. A super athlete who will bring the type of speed needed to help the Bearcats continue their climb to the top of the Big East. Read on to learn who the newest Bearcat is.
Who is the latest player to make the call and give Coach Mark Dantonio a commitment?