2022 College Football Class Review: Cincinnati

By Corey Long - @CoreyLong
Updated Sept. 11, 2021.

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2022 College Recruiting - 3 Commits

Last Player Grade Published on Sept. 11, 2021
Cincinnati logo CB J.Q. Hardaway (Phenix City, AL) commits to Cincinnati  View Class

Hardaway (6-3, 190) might be a tough commit for Cincinnati to hold on to, but as of right now, the Bearcats are definitely getting a prospect who I believe is a upper-tier Power Five prospect. Hardaway has tremendous height and length and has played on both sides of the ball. He is a good athlete who can play anywhere in the secondary. I expect Hardaway will play outside corner on the early downs and shift into a deep safety role when the defense goes into its sub packages. Hardaway isn't a burner, but he's a long strider with long arms who can make up for a lot of speed issues.

J.Q. Hardaway's Player Grade: B-
Cincinnati logo CB Kalen Carroll (Greenwood, IN) commits to Cincinnati  View Class

Cincinnati has been recruiting well this cycle, and the Bearcats are going to challenge Central Florida, Houston and SMU for the top recruiting class in the American - and the top class among all Group of Five schools. Carroll (6-1, 175) is a smooth coverage cornerback who will eventually be the guy to take on the opposition's top receiver. On film, you can see that Carroll is comfortable playing on an island. He is technically sound and scores well with his anticipation and timing. Carroll isn't the fastest corner, but he's a long strider who has good size and plays with proper technique. He looks like a multi-year starter who could turn into a Sunday player.

Kalen Carroll's Player Grade: B
Cincinnati logo TE Marcus Peterson (Lake City, FL) commits to Cincinnati  View Class

Depending on how you look at Peterson he will either grow into being a tight end or stay as a big, outside receiver. He is a great athlete. Peterson can line up anywhere on the field and make an impact, but he'll have to show some improvement as a blocker before he can be trusted to play inline. He runs routes where he knows how to get separation. Peterson can adjust to the football when it is in the air and use his body to box out defenders. He can work as a possession receiver who will move the sticks.

Marcus Peterson's Player Grade: C+

All Commitments - 3

Most recent Commitment on July 23, 2021
  • 7/23 - J.Q. Hardaway CB
  • 7/8 - Kalen Carroll CB
  • 6/27 - Marcus Peterson TE

Last Season's Roster:

  • Seniors: 0
  • Juniors: 0
  • Sophmores: 0
  • Freshmen: 0


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