CINCINNATI — Walnut Hills 2021 offensive lineman Mao Glynn announced his verbal commitment to the University of Cincinnati Saturday night.
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"He's just a football guy," Walnut Hills coach Gerry Beauchamp told WCPO. "He's got that mentality, that killer mentality. If he has an opportunity, he's going to bury you. He's going to put you on your back. He plays hard. He doesn't take plays off. He goes to the whistle. He's very aggressive. I expect big things out of him."
Glynn, who is 6 feet 3 and 290 pounds, also had scholarship offers that included North Carolina State, Virginia, Iowa State, Louisville, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, West Virginia, Ohio University, Kent State, Bowling Green, Buffalo, Akron and Coastal Carolina.
Beauchamp said Glynn felt comfortable with the UC coaching staff and the Bearcats made him a priority early in the recruiting process.
"We definitely expect big things out of him this year," Beauchamp said.
Glynn, whose maximum bench press is 420 pounds, is ranked Ohio's No. 24 player overall in the 2021 class by the 247 Sports Composite. He is ranked the nation's No. 23 guard in his class.
He is the ninth verbal commit in the 2021 for UC, according to Bearcat Journal, and the fifth Cincinnati-area player to give a pledge to the Bearcats.
Other Cincinnati-area players who've committed to UC in the 2021 class include La Salle cornerback Iesa Jarmon, Princeton safety Leroy Bowers, East Central offensive lineman Luke Collinsworth and Colerain defensive tackle Dontay Corleone.
Beauchamp said the UC coaching staff made a connection with Glynn during the recruiting process. The Bearcats were the third program to offer Glynn a scholarship behind Iowa State and Toledo.
UC head coach Luke Fickell visited Walnut Hills a couple times this year along with visits from UC offensive coordinator Mike Denbrock and offensive line coach Ron Crook, according to Beauchamp.
"They definitely made their presence felt in the school," Beauchamp said. "They kept it going obviously outside school with calls and sending him stuff and just letting him know that they were thinking about him. That stuff went a really long way for him."
Walnut Hills opens the 2020 season at Western Hills.