I wrote in this space a week or two ago that Cincinnati hadn't locked down any major commits, sorry Coreontae DeBerry, for the 2014 recruiting class. Mick Cronin and his coaching staff changed that this week. They have landed 2014 center Quadri Moore and forward Gary Clark. Rivals ranks Moore as a 4 star recruit. They have him 103 in the top 150. They have Clark as a 3 star recruit. He's at 145. ESPN ranks Moore #83 in their top 100. 247 has them flipped. They rank Clark at 134 and have Moore at 149.
Moore is a 6'9, 230 lb center from Linden High in New Jersey. New Jersey/New York has been fertile recruiting ground for the Bearcats. Shaq Thomas, Jermaine Sanders, Sean Kilpatrick, Lance Stephenson and crown jewel of this recruiting class Jermaine Lawrence are all from this area. Of course, Moore will not play with Kilpatrick next season. The Bearcats have hit a gold mine. Darren Savino can recruit.
Quadri averaged 14.6 points, 5.7 rebounds ...