Cincinnati will bring in RB Bellamy this weekend
For the second time in a week, it looks like a Big East rival could be picking up a former USF signee -- running back Adaris Bellamy, told there were no scholarships available for him with the Bulls, will take an official visit to Big East champ Cincinnati this weekend, Dunedin coach Mark Everett said.
"I think it's a good opportunity for him," said Everett, who said he expects Bellamy to sign with the Bearcats after his visit. Because Cincinnati is on a quarters system, Bellamy can start classes there when the next quarter begins on Feb. 15, allowing him to practice with the Bearcats this spring.
Bellamy signed with USF last year but did not qualify academically, and the Bulls placed him at Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. Bellamy raised his grade-point average and test scores enough in one semester there that he's been cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse, Everett said.
Bellamy was a four-star recruit when he signed with USF in 2009, but the Bulls have at least seven scholarship running backs returning this fall, with three other backs committed to sign Wednesday.