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Josh Whyle Pledges Bearcats

First year University of Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell promised when he accepted the job his staff would work to keep local talent from leaving.  Thursday, Fickell added another Hometown Bearcat to the Class of 2018.

With Cincinnati St. Xavier defensive end Blake Bacevich already in the fold.  Thursday found another Greater Catholic League standout pledge to the Bearcats giving Fickell and staff their second major recruiting win in their own backyard.

Whyle, who had gathered offers from the likes of Auburn, Duke, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisville, Maryland, Oregon and many others, released the news on Twitter with the following tweet.

As for how important the latest Bearcats pledge is to the program?  Whyle is considered a four-star prospect on both and 247-Sports at this time but only a three-star on

Here is a look at some clips of Whyle in action along with a brief breakdown.



Long framed tight end with the ability to stretch the field.  Solid hands with the ability to catch the ball away from his body.  Can use his height advantage to go up and get ball at its highest point.  Able to move all around the field and make plays while not afraid to mix it up and block when called upon.  Plays in a high-level prep program where he’s been tested against high level competition.  Has a frame that will allow him to add bulk and strength once he arrives on campus.

Founder of Bearcat Insider in Jan of 2005.

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  1. JT Smith

    April 6, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    This is another great get for the Bearcats… keeping talent home… Fickell and the staff working magic.

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