MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — Middletown senior linebacker Cameron Junior announced his verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati Friday afternoon.
Junior, the son of former NFL linebacker and 2020 College Football Hall of Fame electee E.J. Junior, also considered West Virginia and Pittsburgh among his final three choices.
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Cameron Junior, who is listed at 6 feet 1 and 210 pounds, had 66 tackles (34 solo) and a sack in seven games for the Middies this season, according to the Greater Miami Conference website.
He also rushed for 127 yards and two touchdowns.
"I believe UC did an excellent job of recruiting in their backyards and family is a big part to Cameron," Middletown coach Don Simpson said. "UC is setting that type of culture with all the local talent."
Junior had plenty of other scholarship offersincluding Pittsburgh, West Virginia and Mid-American Conference programs during the recruiting process.
"Ultimately he chose to stay close to home and go to Clifton and join some of the elite area talent," Simpson said.
Earlier Friday, Middletown senior running back Josh Bryant committed to Liberty University, according to Middletown athletic director JD Foust.
Bryant, who is listed at 5 feet 9 and 200 pounds, rushed for 595 yards and six touchdowns this season. He had six receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.
He also had seven kickoff returns for 197 yards.
The NCAA Division I early signing period starts Dec. 16.