Branisel To The Bearcats

Ohio recruiting analyst
Posted Apr 12, 2012
Bill Greene


Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral Latin tight end A.J. Branisel has committed to Cincinnati. As one of Ohio's top tight end prospects, Branisel fits the Bearcat offense perfectly. He held nearly ten offers before pledging to Cincinnati.

A.J. Branisel is one of Ohio's top tight end prospects, and the Chardon Notre Dame Cathedral Latin product has made his college selection.

"I have committed to Cincinnati," Branisel announced Thursday evening. "I was there last Tuesday, and as soon as I got on campus I felt like it was home. Once I met with all the coaches and watched practice, I just knew I wanted to be a Bearcat. I loved the campus and their offense fits me perfectly."

"I called Coach (Butch) Jones today and told him I wanted to be a Bearcat," he added. "He was with Coach (Dave) Jonhson, the tight end coach, and they were both very excited for me. I didn't want to wait on any more offers, because I knew Cincinnati was right for me."

Last week the Bearcats landed Massillon (OH) quarterback Kyle Kempt, and he and Branisel have already formed a friendship.

"Kyle and I have spoken and he's a good guy," he explained. "We talked before I visited, and he hit me up on Facebook. I'm looking forward to having him be my quarterback the next four years."

As a junior, he caught 35 passes for 536 yards, with six touchdowns. He is equally adept lining up in the slot, as he is as a basic tight end, and has the speed to get open down the seam.



Related Stories
Nebraska extends offer
 -by BigRedReport.com  Apr 18, 2012
Tight End Snags Offer From the Herd
 -by HerdHaven.com  Mar 20, 2012
Branisel Lands Three More
 -by FOXSportsRecruiting.com  Mar 13, 2012

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Scout.com Recruiting Yearbook with an annual Total Access Pass
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from FOXSportsRecruiting.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
TE A.J. Branisel (profile)
[View My HotList]