CINCINNATI -- La Salle junior linebacker Brody Ingle announced his verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon.
Ingle, who is 6-foot-1 and 210 pounds, is believed to be UC’s first verbal commitment in the 2019 class.
"I like how welcome I feel when I walk onto the campus," he said. "It's a good fit for me because this way I can play in front of everyone I know and the city I grew up in."
I am extremely excited to announce my commitment to the University of Cincinnati!!! 🔴⚫️ pic.twitter.com/TPrGMAJZq9
— Brody (@inglebrody) April 8, 2018
Ingle is a second-team All-Greater Catholic League South division selection in 2017. He had 74 tackles (34 solo) including 2-1/2 sacks for the Lancers (10-3), who were a Division II regional runner-up.
Ingle, a three-star recruit by the 247Sports Composite, also had offers from Indiana and Mid-American Conference schools, according to 247Sports.
“I believe UC is a good fit for linebackers,” La Salle coach Pat McLaughlin said. “Head coach (Luke) Fickell and (defensive coordinator and linebackers coach) Marcus Freeman have a track record developing that position, and they play an aggressive style which fits Brody.”
Ingle joins a Bearcats program that's had other recent La Salle standouts including current UC linebacker Jarell White, a former standout Lancers running back and UC freshman tight end, and 2018 La Salle graduate Josh Whyle.
Ingle was voted a La Salle captain as a junior and is expected to be one of the area’s top players during the 2018 season. His scholarship offers were Indiana, Ball State, Eastern Michigan, bowling green, Miami University, Ohio University, and Toledo.
“He is such a hard worker,” McLaughlin said. “I have him in class. He is a great kid all-around. He wants to get better, and with (La Salle assistant coach) Jay Roden coaching him he has done that.”
La Salle is scheduled to open the 2018 season Aug. 24 at Colerain, according to the La Salle Football Twitter account.
"I'm really looking forward to my senior season. Just trying to play my very best and give it everything I got for one more year. Trying to get La Salle’s name back on top," Ingle said.
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