It is still early in the process for the 2013 RB/TE, but Marcus Evans of Warren Central has several things going for him.
His brother Dorian Davis played for the Bearcats and Evans plays for perhaps the most significant feeder school in recent UC football history.
By Fall Camp 2012 UC will boast, at minimum, five WCHS graduates.
The 2013 class has a few gems, as well. One player already ranks Cincinnati as his favorite, prior to the shotgun start of his recruitment.
"Cincinnati is my favorite school," said Evans. "My older brother played there when they went to the Sugar Bowl."
Dorian played football for the Bearcats in 2009 racking up 23 tackles in reserve. He was projected to start at OLB in 2010, but was dismissed from the team about a year ago.
Were Davis the only talented athlete in the family it might be enough. However, Evans' older cousin achieved even more on the football field.
Darren Evans, also of Warren Central, earned the 2009 Orange Bowl MVP. Bearcat fans might remember the 153 rushing yards.
Evans left college a year early and narrowly missed being drafted. If and when the NFL ever resumes operation he hopes to fight his way onto a roster.
Darren was a very gifted runner for Virginia Tech, amassing 2119 yards in just two years. Marcus might have to wait one more year to see the field at Warren Central.
"If I keep working hard coach tells me I'm going good so far I can be his number two guy," said Evans. "So I got to keep pushing!"
Obviously the feature back at Warren Central this fall will be Deionte Buckley, but WCHS rotates some. Though they brought in a talented QB (Kyle Faunce) the Warriors tradition has been run, run, and then run some more.
If Evans is able to get to number two on the depth chart he will play. Alot.
Also battling for backup back are
In you got Shaquille Breeding , Brain Lattimore, Stafford Woods Jr., and Dominique McFarland.
The brightest back in the WCHS scrimmage Wednesday night was Deionte. After him there were no great runs. In fact Lake Central kept the Warriors to moderate gains on the ground.
Evans had to sit out the lone Warren Central scrimmage of the summer with a shoulder injury. It is not significant and he will be back 100% very soon.
With the 2012 class winding down UC could be looking at 2013 for their next Warren Central signing.
"Hopefully I will be the next commit!"