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    2009 Cincinnati Signing Day Central
    An exciting day for UC, on the initial day of the NCAA football signing period, GoBEARCATS.com will have complete coverage of the 2009 recruiting class beginning at 8 a.m. Tom Gelehrter will host the Bearcats' 2009 Signing Day Live from the Twyman Lounge.

    The voice of GoBEARCATS.com, Gelehrter will host guests and break down the Class of 2009 at the top of each hour. Reports will be available throughout the day live, and via podcast, at GoBEARCATS.com.

    To finish the day's festivities, Kelly and his coaching staff will offer an in-depth look at each of the Bearcats' signees/commits during a special fan celebration at U.S. Bank Arena beginning at 6:15 p.m., prior to the tipoff of UC's men's basketball contest against BIG EAST rival Notre Dame at 7:30.

    Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the event will be held in The All Access Bar & Grill located on the fifth floor suite level of U.S. Bank Arena from 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Fans need to enter through the main gate, next to the box office. A cash bar, complimentary soft drinks and snacks will be available to the first 200 fans attending. The restaurant will be open for food to be purchased.

    Space is limited. RSVP for this event is required by contacting the UC Athletics Marketing Department at 513-556-0838. Tickets to the basketball game are required and available for purchase by visiting ticketmaster.com.

     Signing Day Schedule
    February 4, 2009

  • 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Updates from Twyman Lounge on GoBEARCATS.com via CATSVISION All-Access.
    CATSVISION All-Access will have highlights and biographies of each recruit after their paperwork is certified.
  • 3 p.m. - Press Conference to announce the 2009 class.
    The press conference can be viewed live through CATSVISION All-Access. CATSVISION All-Access, the multi-media portion of GoBEARCATS.com, will offer video coverage of Brian Kelly's press conference.
  • Archived Video Coverage of Signing Day Live

     

     
     Time  Commitment Pos.  Hometown V
     8:00 Romel Dismuke DB Cleveland, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 Maalik Bomar LB Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 DeMarkus Bracy TE Flint, MI All-Access Video
     8:01 Angel Clybourn LB Mays Landing, NJ All-Access Video
     8:01 Andre Cureton OL Indianapolis, IN All-Access Video
     8:01 Ricky Harris DL Westerville, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 Michael Hilty DL Powell All-Access Video
     8:01 Reuben Johnson DB Atco, NJ All-Access Video
     8:01 Josh Jones WR Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 Tristin Marvin LB Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 Sean McClellan DL Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 Mitch Meador DL Greenwood, IN All-Access Video
     8:01 Ryan Paxson DL Brighton, MI All-Access Video
     8:01 Will Saddler DB Columbus, IN All-Access Video
     8:01 Dan Sprague OL Worthington, OH All-Access Video
     8:01 Jordan Stepp DL Indianapolis, IN All-Access Video
     8:01 Chris Williams DB Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     8:03 Mitch Kessel OL Bloomfield Hills, MI All-Access Video
     8:35 Blake Annen TE Upper Arlington, OH All-Access Video
     8:44 Patrick O'Donnell P Wellington, FL All-Access Video
     9:30 Vidal Hazelton WR Staten Island, NY All-Access Video
     9:40 Everett Horne DB Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     9:42 Austen Bujnoch OL Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     10:19 Jamar Howard WR Cincinnati, OH All-Access Video
     12:39 Malik James DB Los Angeles, CA All-Access Video
     3:30 Monte Taylor DL Los Angeles, CA All-Access Video

     

    Romel Dismuke | DB | 5-8 | 180 | Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine
    A three-sport athlete, competing in basketball, football, and track and field ... as all-Ohio selection at defensive back and team MVP as a senior ... team captain as a senior ... recorded 1,557 rushing yards, 365 yards receiving, 104 tackles, and six interceptions in his high school career ... earned all-Ohio honors in track in 2008 ... coached by Art Bortnick ... born March 30, 1991.

    Maalik Bomar | LB | 6-1 | 195 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... one of three UC signees from Winton Woods ... team had an 11-2 record in 2008, finishing No. 8 in the final Associated Press Division 2 poll ... was a two-year team captain ... as a senior, earned Most Valuable Player honors on special teams and defense ... was a first-team all-league selection and second-team all-state honoree ... coached by Troy Everhart ... born Aug. 1, 1990.

    DeMarkus Bracy | TE | 6-4 | 245 | Flint, Mich./Southwestern Academy
    Named a three-star recruit by Scout.com ... a four-year letterwinner at both basketball and football ... his uncles, Corey and Jason Trice, played for head coach Brian Kelly at Grand Valley State ... coached by Bert Henderson ... born Aug. 27, 1991.

    Angel Clybourn | LB | 6-1 | 225 | Mays Landing, N.J./Blair Academy
    Enrolled in classes at UC for the winter quarter and will be eligible for spring football ... was a first-team all-league selection as a sophomore and junior ... missed his senior season due to injury ... rushed for 420 yards on 61 carries and seven touchdowns as a junior ... recorded 58 tackles, 17 for a loss, nine sacks, and two forced fumbles on defense ... coached by Jim Stone ... born Feb. 16, 1990.

    Andre Cureton | OL | 6-6 | 280 | Indianapolis, Ind./Pike
    Helped lead his team to a sectional berth and Conference Indiana Championship in 2008 ... an Associated Press all-State selection ... also played two seasons of basketball ... coached by Derek Moyers ... born July 26, 1991.

    Rick Harris | DL | 6-2 | 308 | Westerville, Ohio/Westerville South
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... an all-state selection as a senior ... named one of the top-10 interior lineman in the state of Ohio by OhioVarsity.com ... earned first-team all-Ohio Capital Conference honors as a junior ... earned a spot on the Super 25 All-Star Team ... coached by Rocky Pentello ... born July 9, 1990.

    Michael Hilty | DL | 6-4 | 242 | Powell, Ohio/Olentangy Liberty
    Part of three Ohio Capital Conference Championship squads ... tallied 30 tackles for a loss and 20 sacks in his junior and senior seasons ... earned first-team all-OCC, first team all-Central District, and Division II first-team all-state honors as a senior ... was a second-team all-OCC honoree as a sophomore ... coached by Steve Hale ... born March 12, 1991.

    Reuben Johnson | DB | 5-9 | 180 | Atco, N.J./Winslow Township
    Enrolled in classes at UC for the winter quarter and will be eligible for spring football ... a three-time first-team all-South Jersey Olympic Conference selection ... an all-state, and all-South Jersey honoree as a senior ... recorded five interceptions, three of which were returned for touchdowns as a senior ... was a state track champion in the 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays ... coached by Mike McBride ... born Dec. 5, 1989.

    Josh Jones | WR | 6-3 | 210 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... high school teammate of fellow signee Austin Bujnoch ... was a member of the state runner-up team in 2008 ... a first-team all-state selection and first-team all-Greater Catholic League honoree as a senior ... earned second-team all-GCL honors as a junior ... tallied 63 receptions for 1,101 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior ... coached by Doug Ramsey ... born Dec. 8, 1990.

    Tristin Marvin | LB | 6-3 | 220 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods
    One of three UC signees from Winton Woods ... team had an 11-2 record in 2008, finishing No. 8 in the final Associated Press Division 2 poll ... holds the school record for vertical jump ... coached by Troy Everhart ... born Jan. 16, 1991.

    Sean McClellan | DL | 6-4 | 265 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Moeller
    A team captain as a senior ... named first-team all-Greater Catholic League, first-team all-Southwest Ohio, and first-team all-city ... also an honorable mention all-Ohio selection ... recorded 95 tackles, 14 for a loss, eight sacks, and an interception at Moeller ... coached by John Rodenberg ... born Nov. 3, 1990.

    Mitch Meador | DL | 6-4 | 240 | Greenwood, Ind./Whiteland Community
    Part of two Mid-State Conference Championship squads ... an Associated Press all-State honoree as a junior and senior ... also an IFCA all-State selection, first team MSCC, and an all-South selection as a junior and senior ... a three-time all-county first team honoree ... holds the Whiteland Community school record with 362 career tackles, 169 career solo tackles, and 193 career assisted tackles, ... also a two-year letterwinner on the basketball squad ... coached by Darrin Fisher ... born March 8, 1991.

    Ryan Paxson | DL | 6-6 | 220 | Brighton, Mich./Brighton
    A three-sport athlete who competed in basketball, football, and track and field ... an all-Livingston County selection on defense as a sophomore and junior ... also earned all-conference honors in track and field as a junior ... coached by Cliff Kiefer ... born Nov. 9, 1990.

    Will Saddler | DB | 6-4 | 210 | Columbus, Ind./Columbus East
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... a three-sport athlete who played football, hockey and track and field ... named to the football all-area team as a junior and senior ... tallied 20 tackles and two interceptions in his last two seasons that were cut short by injuries ... coached by Bob Gaddis ... born Dec. 28, 1990.

    Dan Sprague | OL | 6-3 | 260 | Worthington, Ohio/Kilbourne
    Named his team's Most Valuable Player in 2008 ... a first-team all-Ohio Capital Conference Central Division selection as a senior ... also a first-team all-district, Columbus Dispatch second-team all-Metro and a 2008 Agonis Club Award recipient ... recorded 215 tackles, 6.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and three interceptions in his high school career ... coached by Vince Trombetti ... born Aug. 4, 1990.

    Jordan Stepp | DL | 6-0 | 286 | Indianapolis, Ind./Ben Davis
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... recorded 44 tackles, three forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks as a senior ... played on the Mainland team in the inaugural Hawaii Prep Football Classic in 2008 ... a Class 5A first-team all-State selection as a senior, and an honorable mention 5A all-State selection as a junior ... coached by Mike Kirschner ... born June 23, 1990.

    Chris Williams | DB | 6-0 | 190 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Winton Woods
    Named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... one of three UC signees from Winton Woods ... team had an 11-2 record in 2008, finishing No. 8 in the final Associated Press Division 2 poll ... a first-team all-state, region, district, and league honoree as a senior ... named the Tri-State Defensive Player of the Year ... named one of the top five 2009 defensive backs in Ohio by OhioVarsity.com ... selected for Big 33 All-Star Game ... closed out his high school career by starting 35-consecutive games ... also a two-year letterwinner on the basketball squad ... coached by Troy Everhart ... born Aug. 10, 1990.

    Mitch Kessel | OL | 6-5 | 265 | Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Seaholm
    A two-time all-Metro North selection as a junior and senior ... led his team in blocking percentages and sacks as a junior and senior ... coached by Chris Fahr ... born Oct. 4, 1990.

    Blake Annen | TE | 6-4 | 220 | Upper Arlington, Ohio/Upper Arlington
    Part of an Ohio Capital Conference Central Division Championship squad in 2008 ... caught 30 passes for 800 yards and 12 touchdowns in his high school career ... named the top tight end in the state by OhioVarsity.com ... earned second-team all-Central District honors from the Columbus Dispatch ... also was a first-team All-OCC Central Division honoree ... coached by Mike Golden ... born May 28, 1991.

    Patrick O'Donnell | P | 6-5 | 210 | Wellington, Fla./Palm Beach Central
    A three-year letterwinner at both football and track and field ... averaged 45 yards on his punts and had a 95-percent touchback rate on kickoffs ... earned first-team all-state and all-district honors as a senior ... co-winner of the 2008 Lou Groza Award for the top kicker in Palm Beach County ... played in the 2009 Outback All-Star Game ... made seven field goals as a senior, including a long of 52 yards ... coached by Rod Harris ... born Feb. 22, 1991.

    Vidal Hazelton | WR | 6-2 | 210 | Staten Island, N.Y./Hargrave Military Academy/USC
    A transfer from USC that has signed a statement of financial aid ... USC's leading receiver in 2007, but was hampered by injuries in 2008 ... had 57 catches for 586 yards and four touchdowns at USC ... HIGH SCHOOL: He was a 2005 Super Prep Elite 50, Prep Star Dream Team, ESPN 150, Super Prep All-American, Prep Star All-American, EA Sports All-American third team, U.S. Army All-American Game participant, Super Prep All-Mid Atlantic Offensive MVP and Prep Star All-Atlantic choice as a senior wide receiver and defensive back at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham (Va.)... He had 41 receptions for 942 yards (23.0 avg.) with 13 TDs in 2005 ... as a junior in 2005 at Moore Catholic High in State Island (N.Y.), he caught 39 passes for 784 yards (20.1 avg.) with 17 TDs, ran for 240 yards with 4 scores and posted 38 tackles, 3 sacks and 2 interceptions for TDs.

    Everett Horne | DB | 5-9 | 165 | Cincinnati, Ohio/North College Hill
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... named a Cincinnati Enquirer all-star as a senior ... as a junior carried 133 times for 1,321 yards (9.9 average) and 13 touchdowns ... caught 16 passes for 310 yards (19.4 average) and two touchdowns ... recorded 55 tackles and five interceptions on defense ... posted more than 800 return yards and six more scores ... coached by Bruce Baarendse ... born Oct. 19, 1990.

    Austen Bujnoch | OL | 6-5 | 265 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Elder
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... high school teammate of fellow signee Josh Jones ... was a member of the state runner-up team in 2008 ... honored as the top lineman in the GCL South as a senior ... also earned first-team all-State, first-team all-District, and first-team all-GCL accolades ... member of National Honor Society ... brother of former UC lineman Digger Bujnoch (2004-07) ... father Glenn played in the NFL from 1976-84 with the Cincinnati Bengals and Tampa Bay Buccaneers ... coached by Doug Ramsey... born June 18, 1991.

    Jamar Howard | WR | 6-4 | 210 | Cincinnati, Ohio/Withrow/College of the Sequoias
    Named a four-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com ... junior college transfer from the College of the Sequoias ... caught 71 passes for 1,256 yard and 14 touchdowns at the junior college level ... named a pre-season junior-college all-America selection, and a freshman all-America honoree ... coached by Curtis Allen ... caught 38 passes for 937 yards and 10 touchdowns at Withrow ... coached by Doc Gamble ... born Sept. 3, 1987.

    Malik James | DB | 6-1 | 190 | Los Angeles, Calif./Freemont/El Camino CC
    Named a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... teammate of Monte Taylor at El Camino CC ... tallied 31 tackles, six pass break ups and an interception at El Camino CC ... earned honorable mention all-South Coast Conference honors ... was a two-time, first-team all-Coliseum League selection as a junior, and senior at Freemont ... recorded 145 tackles, 23 pass break ups, and seven interceptions in his high school career ... brother Mil'von played at UNLV ... born Oct. 6, 1988.

    Monte Taylor | DL | 6-5 | 245 | Los Angeles, Calif./Washington/El Camino CC
    Teammate of Malik James at El Camino CC... Runs a 4.5 40-yard dash ... recorded 45 tackles, eight blocked kicks and five interceptions at El Camino CC ... at Washington Prep, was named first-team all-Marine League on offense and second team on defense ... played in the All-City Gridiron Game and was named one of the top-two tight ends in Los Angeles coming out of high school ... was a track standout earning Mission League titles in the long jump, and triple jump, and as a member of the 4x100- and 4x400-meter relays ... born Dec. 10, 1988.