Miami (Fla.) Central linebacker Errol Clarke was the latest member of the defending state champions who was set to make a decision. The South Florida prospect made the call earlier this week.
"I committed to Cincinnati on Thursday," Clarke said.
The 6-foot-2, 215-pound defender talked about his reasons behind choosing the Bearcats.
"I love how the program is run and how Coach (John) Jancek coaches," Clarke said. "I have my homeboys up there - Dwight Jackson and Antwan Darling - and all of them up there say they love the program. I just talked to Dwight yesterday. When he last came down he was looking humungous. He said he is loving it up there."
As far as the coaching staff goes, Clarke said he has really only dealt with Jancek but says the two have a good relationship. He is hoping to learn more about the other assistants on Butch Jones' staff when he visits this season.
"I haven't been up there yet," Clarke said. "I am supposed to visit during the season. Probably when we play (Cincinnati) Elder this year (on Sept. 23rd)."
Clarke chose the Bearcats over offers from Florida International and Florida Atlantic. The outside linebacker had no qualms about departing from his South Florida roots.
"It was no problem for me to go away," Clarke said.
As of this time, Clarke said he is undecided on taking other official visits. The only thing he knows is that he is happy with his decision to head to the Big East.
"I am really loving Cincinnati right now," Clarke said.