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Bearcats secure local commit

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The last 24 hours has seen Cincinnati add four prospects to their 2015 class. That run was kicked off by West Chester (Ohio) Lakota West wide receiver Braxton Neal's commitment.
"I always wanted to stay local, I didn't want to go that far," Neal said. "I'm still a momma's boy, so wherever I go she's going. It was just better to stay home, so that's why I chose Cincinnati."
The 6-foot-3, 173-pound Neal was offered by Cincinnati on Monday night, two weeks after attending one of their summer camps.
"I was already on their radar going into camp, and after camp they said I was the best wide receiver there," Neal said. "They said it was a no-brainer to offer, so they offered me (Monday) night.
"Coach (Blake) Rolan, the receivers coach, what he liked was my size, my speed for my size and I am able to catch under pressure."
Neal was one of three commitments Cincinnati pulled in on Tuesday, and they added another big one on Wednesday from three-star quarterback Ross Trail. Neal is excited to be apart of that haul and is optimistic about the future.
"It's awesome," he said. "I think we are going to be pretty strong coming in."
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