Dec. 18, 2013
CINCINNATI - University of Cincinnati football head coach Tommy Tuberville announced the addition of three student-athletes to the Bearcats 2014 roster.
The Bearcats added junior college QB Jarred Evans (Queens, N.Y./West Catholic/Santa Barbera CC), prep school cornerback Linden Stephens (Euclid, Ohio/Euclid/Fork Union Military) and high school QB Hayden Moore (Clay, Ala./Clay-Chalkville)
Evans signed a National Letter of Intent while Moore and Stephens signed grant-in-aid forms.
All three will enroll in classes at UC in January and participate in winter workouts and spring football.
Evans spent the past two seasons at Santa Barbara CC, finishing 218-of-413 for 2,701 yards passing and 25 TDs while also rushing for nine scores. He was a 2012 Second-Team All-Pacific Conference selection. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Moore, who was ranked as the No. 20 player in the state of Alabama by 247Sports.com, was 89-of-140 for 1,507 yards and 22 total TDs as a senior, throwing 19 TD passes and rushing for three more.
Stephens spent the last year at Fork Union Military Academy after a successful prep career at Euclid HS in Cleveland. The speedster cornerback was honorable mention 2012 Associated Press Ohio Northeastern Lakes All-District selection as a senior.
Cincinnati (9-3, 6-2 American) will close out the 2013 season against North Carolina (6-6, 4-4 ACC) in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 28 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The game will kick off at 3:20 p.m. ET, be televised by ESPN and broadcast on radio by 700 WLW AM.
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QB | 6-3 | 191 | Jr. | JC
Queens, N.Y./West Catholic/Santa Barbara CC
A three-star recruit by ESPN.com ... joins the Bearcats after two seasons at Santa Barbara CC.
SANTA BARBARA CC: In two years at SBCC, finished 218-of-413 for 2,701 yards and 25 TDs ... added nine rushing TDs and a 3.6 yards per carry average ... named SFCA Pacific Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 21 and 28, 2013 ... over that two-game stretch, set career highs in consecutive games with 321 yards passing against Compton and 335 yards against LA Valley. Over the two-week span, was 42-of-70, completing 60 percent of his passes for 656 yards and six TDs ... rushed for a career-high 103 yards in the 2013 opener at Allan Hancock ... also tallied 62 yards on the ground at Compton and 56 against LA Valley ... a second-team All-Pacific Conference selection in 2012 for the Vaqueros, Evans accounted for 20 TDs (12 pass, 8 rush) ... coached by Craig Moropoulos at SBCC ... chose Cincinnati over New Mexico, Utah and UCLA.
WEST PHILADELPHIA CATHOLIC H.S.: Honorable mention All-State selection who played quarterback and wide receiver ... led the Burrs to the City championship and a district title with a 12-3 record ... named first team All-District and All-Catholic League ... completed 107 of 180 passes for a school record 1,889 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior with only 4 interceptions ... ran for 311 yards and scored 8 touchdowns ... threw for 1,274 yards as a junior ... also played basketball for the Burrs.
PERSONAL: Has three brothers and one sister ... lists father as the person he admires most ... devoted fan of New York Jets ... lists Will Smith as his favorite actor ... favorite movie is "Friday Night Lights" ... older brother played football at C.W. Post and played in NFL Europe ... father is a graduate of C.W. Post ... mother is a teacher and a graduate of Albany ... son of Eugen Evans and Laurette Henry ... born on August 6, 1992 in Bayshore, N.Y. ... originally signed with Towson University out of high school ... recruited by Darin Hinshaw ... intends to major in communications.
QB | 6-2 | 190 | Fr. | HS
A three-star recruit by 247sports.com, ESPN.com and Rivals.com ... earned two stars from Scout.com ... ranked as the No. 20 player in the state of Alabama by 247Sports.com.
CLAY-CHALKVILLE HS: Was 89-of-140 for 1,507 yards and 22 total TDs as a senior ... threw 19 TD passes and rushed for three more ... completed 63.6 of his passes while leading Clay-Chalkville to the second round of the Class 6A Football Championship ... threw five TD passes in the first round of the Class 6A playoffs ... accounted for 430 yards of total offense and seven TDs against Pinson Valley, finished 10-of-15 for 219 yards and four TDs while rushing 15 times for 211 yards and three scores ... as a junior, threw for 1,909 yards and 18 TDs, going 123-for-211 (.634) and ran 143 times for 681 yards and 11 scores ... coached by Jerry Hood.
PERSONAL: Son of Bart and Valerie Moore ... recruited by Tyson Helton ... intends to major in accounting.
CB | 6-0 | 185 | Fr. | HS
Euclid, Ohio/Euclid/Fork Union Military
Joins UC after a year at Fork Union Military Academy.
EUCLID HIGH SCHOOL: Was an honorable mention 2012 Associated Press Ohio Northeastern Lakes All-District selection as a senior ... finished with 43 tackles and five interceptions as a junior ... played in the 2013 OHSFCA North-South Classic and 2013 Cuyahoga County All-Star Football Game ... coached by Tom Gibbons.
PERSONAL: Son of Mac and Belinda Stephens ... father played collegiately at Minnesota and in the NFL for the Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets ... recruited by Robert Prunty ... intends to major in counseling.