Cincinnati Lands Three-Star 2025 Edge Rusher

The Bearcats have eight commitments in the class.
A Cincinnati Bearcats helmet lays on the turf during a spring practice at Nippert Stadium in
A Cincinnati Bearcats helmet lays on the turf during a spring practice at Nippert Stadium in / Sam Greene/The Enquirer / USA TODAY

CINCINNATI — The Bearcats welcomed the eighth member of the 2025 recruiting class on Monday. 

Three-star defensive lineman Benny Patterson announced his pledge to Cincinnati earlier today via social media. Patterson, a 6-3, 240-pound defensive tackle was previously committed to Northern Illinois before electing to reopen his recruiting process over the weekend. 

Patterson attends Castle High School in Newburgh, Indiana. The three-star defensive lineman has seen his recruitment jump over the last few months after picking up reported offers from Boston College, Toledo, Texas Tech, and more. 

Patterson is currently rated as the 124th defensive lineman in the country while the 30th-ranked player in the state of Indiana. 

Patterson now joins Kolin Wilson, and Erik Gayle as the latest members of the 2025 recruiting class over the last week.

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Neil Meyer


My name is Neil Meyer I cover the Cincinnati Bearcats for All Bearcats and The Front Office News. You can also find me at the Riverfrontcincy where I have started covering FC Cincinnati. I'm a co-host on the Bearcat Tip Off Talk Podcast with former Cincinnati basketball player Alex Meacham and JT Smith, EIC of TFON.  I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor's degree in sports administration. I have been covering the Bearcats since 2020.  When I’m not covering sports you can find me at a local sporting event or coaching high school sports. I'm in my second season as a high school volleyball coach.