Super Junior Day is a day where many of the top names on the board of the University of Cincinnati football staff attend. Just like last year several top prospects made the trek to Cincinnati and were blown away from what they saw.
“I was blown away,” said Sam Longo of Bellbrook high school. “Everything was great as I had a chance to meet with Coach Kelly and Coach Quinn. I’ve spoken with Coach Quinn on the phone before but meeting him in person really blew me away. I also received an offer from Cincinnati and that really excites me. “
Longo wasn’t the only prospect blown away from his visit.
“Wow!” said Chris Snook about the day. “The weight room was something I’d never get sick of. I’ve been to Ohio State’s weight room and Cincinnati’s is better than Ohio State's. The stadium is really neat how everything surrounds it and the campus is not what I thought it would be, it really is a great place for a student athlete.”
These were just a few of the comments about today’s events as Brian Kelly and his staff looked to show some of the top football prospects why being recruited by the Bearcats is something special.
During our conversation with several of the recruits after their visit we learned more about the day’s events.
The morning started off with the sun and much warmer weather than most expected for the Cincinnati area. When hosting prospects from outer parts of Ohio and many from out of state, good weather is always a positive as the campus tours look great to those who’ve been living with the dark cloud that hangs with the month of February. While some prospects made the trip during the day before or night before. Those who made the trip on Sunday were greeted at the door by staff members and coaches before proceeding to another station to learn more about the day’s events.
Once inside Bearcat coaches introduced themselves before a video presentation was show from the previous season’s highlights. Then it was time for the main event as head coach Brian Kelly spoke with the group. From the time prospects entered Varsity Village those who the Bearcats had interest in extending offers were taken one-by-one to meet Brian Kelly and receive their official offer. This process continued throughout the day as several prospects took their turns.
Then it was game time and time to watch some Bearcats basketball. While the game didn’t end the way many would have liked, they did get a chance to see Coach Kelly honored during halftime. After the game it was back to finish the tour as the inner depths of the Richard E. Lindner Center was shown to parents and prospects.
After the tour the prospects were sent to meetings with their position coach to hear what they had to say about the University of Cincinnati and the recruiting process before being released and sent home full of excitement.
Many of the prospects we spoke with on Sunday night couldn’t get over all the neat things the University of Cincinnati and its football program had to offer. While it’s a long way before signing day one thing is for sure, if today players had to pick a college many would be signing Bearcats from what they’ve told Bearcat Insider.