Recruiting Roundup: Three-Star WR Places Cincinnati in Top-10, Hoops Offers Five-Star 2027 Guard

Cincinnati is making moves all over.
Carver's Tristan Norman (18) celebrates a touchdown catch against Stanhope Elmore during their game
Carver's Tristan Norman (18) celebrates a touchdown catch against Stanhope Elmore during their game / Mickey Welsh / Advertiser / USA TODAY

CINCINNATI — The football and basketball recruiting front got some news over the weekend as UC football landed in the top 10 for three-star 2025 wide receiver Tristan Norman out of Carver (Alabama).

According to 247Sports, Norman is the 605th-ranked player nationally and the 94th-ranked wide receiver.

The 6-0, 167-pound talent is down to Cincinnati, Kentucky, Auburn, Georgia, Arkansas, Tulane, Georgia Tech, Troy, Vanderbilt, and Texas A&M.


On the basketball front, Cincinnati offered five-star 2027 shooting guard Ryan Hampton out of Rockwall-Heath (Texas).

The 6-5, 175-pound dynamo is ESPN's fifth-ranked prospect and top shooting guard in the country.

He holds offers from Arizona State and Auburn.

Cincinnati also offered four-star 2025 Duncanville (Texas) forward BJ Davis-Ray.

According to 247Sports, Davis-Ray is the 76th-ranked player nationally and the 18th-best small forward.

The 6-6, 187-pound talent holds 13 other offers from schools like Houston and Kansas.

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