Cincinnati Football announces 10 new additions

Earlier this week, the Cincinnati football program announced the addition of 10 more additions to the 2024 football roster. 

From Gobearcats:

CINCINNATI – University of Cincinnati football head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Monday the official addition of 10 more student-athletes.


Overall, UC added 17 transfers who are all currently enrolled in school and are expected to participate in spring practice following the first portal cycle.


UC also added 10 early enrollee high school seniors, which was announced last month, giving the Bearcats 27 new scholarship student-athletes on campus for spring practice.


Cincinnati’s transfer class includes all-conference players, a 1,000-yard receiver, a national leader in interceptions and team captains – among several other impressive resumes. 


“I’m thrilled to welcome this group to the University of Cincinnati and to our football program,” Satterfield said. “They are all talented players who also bring big-game experience and leadership to our team. They are ready to get to work. We got better this offseason, and I’m looking forward to the competition at every position during winter workouts and spring practice.”


Cincinnati also previously announced 10 early enrollees from the high school signing class of 2024, giving the Bearcats 27 new scholarship student-athletes on campus for spring practice.


Cincinnati’s 2024 transfer portal additions (officially announced today in italics)

QB Brendan Sorsby

DE Mikah Coleman

RB Evan Pryor

LS Jayden Perry 

DB Kye Stokes

WR Tony Johnson 

CB Ormanie Arnold

DL Kameron Wilson

LB Jared Bartlett

DB Logan Wilson

DE Darian Varner

RB Chance Williams

DB Mehki Miller

DB Joshua Minkins

DB Derrick Canteen

TE Joe Royer

WR Tyrin Smith


Cincinnati’s 2024 Early Enrollees

QB Samaj Jones
WR Kale Woodburn
WR Dakarai Anderson
TE Devyn Zahursky
TE Gavin Grover
OL Jake Wheelock
LB Simeon Coleman
DB Jiquan Sanks
DB Gravy Johnson
DB Willie Goodwyn


Below are brief bios on each new transfer.


DL Kameron Wilson

Wilson transferred to UC from Louisville, where he played in 23 games over four seasons as a reserve defensive lineman. In 2023, he finished with 14 tackles over 12 games, including 2.5 TFLs and two sacks. Wilson had a sack against Kentucky and a half-TFL versus Florida State in the 2023 ACC Championship Game.


He played in 28 games over his career for the Cardinals, tallying 27 tackles and 3.5 TFLs. The McDonough, Ga. native was four-star prospect coming out of Mount Zion High School.


LB Jared Bartlett

He enters this fall with 50 games played and 26 starts at West Virginia, having recorded 135 tackles, 21 TFLs and 14 sacks. In 2023, Bartlett led WVU with 4.5 sacks and added 6.0 TFLs and 50 tackles.


The former Collins (Ga.) High School star is the brother of former Pittsburgh Steeler Stephon Tuitt. Over his final two years of high school, Bartlett had 156 tackles (117 solo), 10 sacks and 23 TFLs.


DB Logan Wilson

Wilson was a two-year starter at safety and a team captain at North Texas where he totaled 112 tackles, three interceptions and 11 passes defended over 28 games from 2022 to 2023.


He collected All-Conference USA honorable mention honors in 2022.


He transferred to North Texas from ULM and also redshirted at Kansas State in 2019. Wilson was a three-star prospect and won a state championship at Bishop Dunne High School in Dallas, Texas.


DE Darian Varner

Varner transferred to the Bearcats after one season at Wisconsin where he played in 12 games and had 1.5 TFLs.


He previously starred at Temple, collecting All-AAC First Team accolades as a sophomore in 2022 after tallying 7.5 sacks and 12.5 TFLs for the Owls. He has 19.5 TFLs and 10.5 sacks in his career.


RB Chance Williams

Williams was one of the nation’s best Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) running backs in 2023. The Baton Rouge, La., native rushed for 878 yards and six touchdowns on 148 carries for Grambling State en route to Second Team All-SWAC honors. He added 15 receptions for 135 yards and touchdown, as well, and had three 100-yard performances, including 106 yards on seven carries at LSU, 174 yards and a score against Texas Southern and 119 yards and two touchdowns versus Bethune-Cookman.


As a freshman in 2022, he rushed for 239 yards and two scores on 57 attempts and added nine receptions for 146 yards. Williams was a three-star prospect coming out of Scotlandville Magnet High School, ranking as a consensus Top-60 recruit in Louisiana in the 2022 Class.


DB Mehki Miller

Miller played three seasons at Miami (Ohio) before two standout seasons as a safety at New Mexico State in 2022 and 2023. In 2023, he finished with 60 tackles and two interceptions, including a 57-yard pick-six at Western Kentucky.


He finished with 88 tackles, two TFLs and 11 passes defended over 26 games for the Aggies. Miller played in 13 games for the Redhawks. He was a team captain and a star defensive back for Rich Central High School in Park Forest, Ill.


DB Joshua Minkins

Minkins was a four-year contributor at Louisville, finishing with 55 tackles, three pass breakups and one interception while starting all 13 games at safety in 2022. He led Louisville with seven tackles in a win over Georgia Tech to open the 2023 season, but suffered a hamstring injury that hampered him early in the season. Still, he totaled 21 tackles over 11 games, making three starts.


He wrapped up his Cardinals’ career with 99 tackles, five passes defended and two tackles for loss over 41 games, logging 17 starts along the way.


DB Derrick Canteen

Canteen collected All-Sun Belt honors twice and Freshman All-America honors at Georgia Southern before tallying 43 tackles at Virginia Tech in 2023.


The Evans, Ga., native was tied for the FBS lead with a school-record six interceptions in 2020. He also had 48 tackles and 10 pass breakups en route to 2020 First Team All-Sun Belt and Freshman All-America accolades.


In 2022, he finished with 64 tackles and 12 pass breakups and collected Third Team All-Sun Belt honors. For his career, he has totaled 160 tackles, 34 passes defended and seven interceptions over 42 games.


TE Joe Royer

A 6-5, 255-pound Cincinnati native, Royer appeared in 14 games and made four catches as a tight end for Ohio State from 2021 to 2023. He had two receptions against Georgia in the 2022 College Football Playoff Semifinals.


Royer was a consensus four-star prospect and among the Top 10 recruits in Ohio coming out of Elder High School in the 2020 signing class. He caught 70 passes for 1,258 yards and 15 touchdowns in his prep career and grabbed First Team All-Ohio honors as a senior in 2019.


WR Tyrin Smith

Smith led UTEP in receptions (71), receiving yards (1,039) and touchdown catches (seven) in 2022, collecting honorable mention Conference USA accolades. His 86.6 yards per game average ranked second in the league and his 71 receptions ranked fourth. He had four 100-yard games in 2022, including an 183-yard performance at New Mexico, 127 yards versus UNT, 106 yards at Charlotte and a 10-catch, 117-yard effort versus MTSU.


The Cibolo, Texas, native played in four games in 2023, making 19 grabs for 191 yards and a score. For his career, he totaled 123 receptions for 1,800 yards and 12 touchdowns over 29 games at UTEP.


The addition that flew under the radar was the addition of Louisville transfer Joshua Minkins.

After initially committing to West Virginia, Minkins announced he would not be attending the Big 12 rival and instead enrolled at Cincinnati without an announcement. 

Cincinnati begins their 2024 season Saturday August 31st against Towson. 

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