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Norcross' Mouhon commits to Cincinnati

Photo by Christine Troyke

Photo by Christine Troyke

Norcross’ Silverberry Mouhon felt at home on his visit to the University of Cincinnati football program over the weekend.

He felt so comfortable there that he decided to make the school his home for the next four years when he committed to the Bearcats on Sunday.

“I went up there and I felt comfortable around the guys,” Mouhon said. “The head coach, I felt real comfortable around him and that’s unusual. I talked to him as if he were a player, that’s how I felt.”

Cincinnati was 4-8 this season under first-year head coach Butch Jones. The Bearcats were Big East conference champions the previous two years and played in the Orange Bowl and Sugar Bowl.

“When I went over, the coaches were cool to me,” Mouhon said. “I could sit down and talk to the head coach and he was telling me he had a great plan out for us. I felt like I could I could talk to him about anything and he made me feel welcomed.”

The 6-foot-3, 225-pound Mouhon made 80 tackles, was fourth in the county in sacks with 11, and had one interception for the Blue Devils.

Mouhon, who plans to major in biology, chose Cincy over Syracuse.

“The players were real cool, the facilities were real nice and the coaches were great to be around,” Mouhon said of his visit. “They made me feel like I was on the team. I was comfortable around them.”