Austen Bujnoch, Loves Cincinnati

Austen Bujnoch, Loves Cincinnati
Austen Bujnoch

Austen Bujnoch, Loves Cincinnati

Austen Bujnoch became the fifth commitment for the 2009 Cincinnati recruiting class when he selected the Bearcats in June for his college selection. The 6’5” 265 lbs offensive tackle from nearby Cincinnati Elder High School is rated the 37th best prospect in Ohio among seniors this year.

By Steve Patterson

            Austen Bujnoch told us recently why he has been able to control both offensive and defensive lines when he plays against them. “I think my best attribute as a player is my desire to win as a team. Win as a team; lose as a team, no individuals.” One of his favorite team moments was when Elder defeated Independence in 2007. “The highlight of my high school career would be beating Independence High School last year, snapping their 109 game winning streak.” He said.

Team Player First

            Tackles do not earn too many statistics but Bujnoch was able to provide one tackle early in the 2008 season for the Panthers. “No statistics this year except a tackle against St.Thomas Aquinas.”

A Number of Good Offers

            Ending his recruitment early, Bujnoch didn’t spend much time visiting the many programs that offered him a scholarship. “No true college visits, I just knew that Cincinnati was perfect fit for me. I was looking for a college that was on the rise and that I could play as early as possible. I wanted to play for a winning team but also I wanted to get a good education.”

            Among the top colleges seeking a commitment from Bujnoch were West Virginia, Notre Dame and Cincinnati. “There have been a lot of schools to show interest, the major ones being Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, West Virginia, Notre Dame, NC State, and others.” He explained about the offers that he received.

A Cincinnati Bearcat

            But all the offers could not offset the love he has for his college football team and the coaching staff at the University of Cincinnati. “I just love how UC is a rising program and has the potential to compete for a national championship!”

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