Earlier this month, Ocoee (Fla.) athlete Trenier Orr decided to pledge his services to Cincinnati. The Central Florida athlete had visited the Bearcats on the first weekend of 2011.
"With Cincinnati, I felt like that was my best decision," Orr said of his commitment. "I can see myself getting on the field as early as possible, like right away."
A major reason why the 5-foot-11, 175-pound athlete opted for the Big East program is that he believes he can contribute immediately.
"I didn't want to redshirt wherever I went," Orr said. "The coaches at Cincinnati made me feel like I was a priority and that I would play immediately."
Cincinnati having his desired major, and their approach to showing it to him on his visit, was also crucial in them acquiring his services.
"When I went on the visit, they took me to the stadium to meet the employees of sports marketing because that is what I want to major in," Orr said. "They said they don't usually do that, but that I was a priority for them, so they took me there to show me what I can get into as far as sports marketing."
Orr, who is capable of playing on either side of the ball, expects to line up on defense for Butch Jones and company.
"They want me as a defensive back," Orr said. "A cornerback. They told me from the get-go that they wanted me at corner. So it wasn't a big deal when I was deciding since I knew from the start that they wanted me as a corner."
The three-star prospect credited a pair of Jones' assistants for being crucial in his decision to commit.
"Coach (Kerry) Coombs, because he came down here to offer to me in early December," Orr said. "Since then we have a great connection. We talk on the phone nearly every week. I would call him, he would call me. He was just straight-up with me, told me they needed me and that if I went there, they wouldn't recruit anybody else at corner.
"The other coach I had a good relationship with was Coach (John) Jancek," Orr added. "He came to my house twice. He came to the school. We talked a lot. I talk to him more than I talk to Coach Coombs because he is the recruiting coach down here. I just built a real good connection with him."
Following the visit, Orr considered taking a few more official visits before going public with his commitment. After a discussion with his coach at Ocoee, he decided against that and firmed up with the Bearcats.
"I am done with everything," Orr said. "I was going to take some other visits, nothing serious, but I cancelled them. The coaches told me if they are committed to me that I need to be committed to them 100-percent at Cincinnati. After talking with my coach, I decided they are right and I am done."
Academically, Orr said he has earned a necessary ACT score and is fully qualified.