The Cincinnati Bearcats won a major recruiting battle on Sunday afternoon beating out fellow Big 12 rivals Oklahoma and West Virginia for the commitment of four-star quarterback Samaj Jones.
Jones elected to team up with Scott Satterfield and the Bearcats in the Big 12 after receiving offers 12 different schools including programs like Kansas, Maryland, Penn State, Temple, and Tennessee.
Jones is listed as a four-star prospect by the 247Sports index and currently ranks as the nation’s 350th-overall prospect. He also checks in as the 22nd-ranked quarterback in the class of 2024 as well as the eighth-ranked player in the state of Pennsylvania.
After a heavy pursuit from both Oklahoma and West Virginia, including official visits to Morgantown on June 2nd and Norman on June 16th, Jones elected to attend Cincinnati in the 2024 season despite the fact that an official visit was not taken to campus.
With his commitment, the Bearcats 2024 class jumps into the top 40 schools in the nation, currently ranking 38th. Jones becomes the first four-star headed to Cincinnati next season alongside a class of 13 three-star prospects, and two unranked prospects.
Jones and the rest of the class of 2024 will have an opportunity to watch their new team play on September 1st when Scott Satterfield and the Bearcats kick their season off against Eastern Kentucky.