Kempt, 6-foot-5, 200-pounds, has been a starter for Massillon since the mid-point of his sophomore season, and is ranked in the top-50 of Ohio's 2013 prospects.
"I have committed to Cincinnati, and I'm very excited," Kempt stated Monday morning. "I visited there on Saturday, and the whole time I was down there I was thinking this was the best place of any school I had see this far. I've seen a lot of programs, but this was the place for me, and I just knew it."
"Cincinnati had all the combinations, the coaching staff, the campus, and the offense," he added. "I never planned on committing this early, but I felt that strongly, that I didn't want to wait. The coaches are really excited, and I think they were a little surprised I committed. I love the offense they run, and it's very similar to what we run at Massillon. I can see myself succeeding in that offense."
With his commitment out of the way, Kempt will now turn his attention toward his upcoming season at Massillon.
"Now that recruiting is over, I'm going to put everything I have into winning a state championship at Massillon," he stressed. "It's been 41 years since we have won the state title, and I feel it's time for my senior class to get another one for our city."
As a sophomore, Kempt threw for 1,643 yards, with 14 touchdowns and only four interceptions. Last year as a junior, he threw for 1,335 yards, and added 16 touchdown passes with four interceptions.