Drue Tranquill, a 6'2, 210-pound high school safety who may move to linebacker in college, visited Cincinnati on Saturday and left with an offer.
"I went and got to visit in me with some of the staff and they evaluated all of my film and talked it over. I got to meet with Coach Tubberville and they offered after that."
It being his first time visiting the Bearcats, Tranquill says he left with a favorable opinion of the school.
"You know, it was a great first impression. I loved what I saw. The campus and the facilities were all top-of-the-line. I think one of the big things that was pretty cool to me was how the stadium was kind of central to the campus and everything was built around it. So walking around campus you were kind of walking almost on top of the stadium looking down into it, so I thought that was cool. I pictured a good game day environment there. The coaches were fun. They all had great hospitality. They all are welcoming and all seem passionate about what they did. I'd say it was a great first visit."
Able to play a couple different spots, Tranquill spoke to the Bearcats about how he would be used in their system.
"They run a 4-3, so they will use me as a SAM or WILL linebacker, which is an outside linebacker in a 4-3 scheme. They see me being able to play the field side, so I'll be able to cover in space and they think with my length and athleticism that I would be a good fit for that, covering the field and also forcing the run game."
On Friday, Tranquill and his family visited Toledo, a school that has also offered his younger brother Justin.
"It was great. It was my second time going back, but I already had a great relationship developed with Coach Campbell and them. Justin came up with me this time and we had a chance to work out in the indoor facility with the coaches and just got to develop a better relationship and drive around the campus and spend some more quality time with the coaches. We were able to grow the relationship there and we were able to meet with the reverend and the pastor for their team, so that was pretty cool for me."
On Saturday, Tranquill visited Miami (Ohio) and saw what the Redhawks had to offer.
"It was just great. I think first of all, it shows the character of the coaching staff that Coach Bath and his staff took up their Saturday afternoon to give us a tour and they kind of mentioned that five of their coaches on staff were alums, Miami Ohio alma mater, so that's something that speaks highly of the university. Walking around obviously it's top-of-the-line, all brick buildings to the university itself, which was really really nice. The only downfall is that they didn't have an indoor facility, but they have plans to spearhead some football movements there but Coach Bath is a great guy and the coaches seem like great guys."
Coming up for Tranquill is more camp stops and potentially more earned offers at those places.
"I'll most likely be at Purdue. I was supposed to go to Purdue on Friday but I'm going to be at that Sound Mind Sound Body camp on Friday, so I'm trying to reschedule. Coach Williams said to come up, which I believe they have an underclassman camp, so I will try to be there Tuesday and then I'll be at Michigan State on Wednesday and then Sound Mind this Wednesday."