June 15, 2007

Bearcats get defensive with latest commit

Derek Wolfe, a 6-foot-5, 280-pound defensive tackle from Lisbon (OH) Beaver Local, committed to Head Coach Brian Kelly and the Cincinnati Bearcats Friday, adding yet another verbal to a big week for the Bearcats. Wolfe chose Cincinnati over Pittsburgh and Akron after visiting the Cincinnati campus last weekend for Senior Camp.

"I just thought it (the campus) was awesome. I really liked Cincinnati a lot. I took a little tour of the campus and it was the best I'd ever seen," Wolfe said. "The Lindner Center was really cool, too."

After initially wanting to wait a few weeks to make sure of his interest in Cincinnati, Wolfe decided there was no reason to wait. "I just decided it was right. So I did it," Wolfe said. "I'm really excited. My family is very supportive of the decision."

It's been a busy week for Wolfe. After his impressive showing at Cincinnati's one-day Senior Camp Sunday, the Bearcats extended an offer to the talented Wolfe. Then, after some time to talk to his high school coach and his family, Wolfe decided to call Cincinnati Defensive Coordinator Joe Tresey and make himself a Bearcat, like his friend, and fellow defensive tackle, Adam Hoppel, who also went to Lisbon Beaver Local.

Now that he knows where he wants to go to college, Wolfe says it's time to hone his skills over the summer. "I need to trim up; get stronger and faster; and work on my feet and hands, too."

Not only does Wolfe know where he wants to go to school, he knows what he's going to study. "Criminal Justice definitely," Wolfe said.

Stay tuned to BearcatLair.com as we will have more news on the commitment front.

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