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Sunday, December 9, 2012
Bearcats pledge Flick keeping options open

By Jared Shanker

Three-star Hamilton (Ohio) offensive guard Ben Flick remains committed to Cincinnati following Tommy Tuberville's hire, but he is not 100 percent sold like he once was.

Flick said Sunday he considers himself a Cincinnati commitment. However, he has not talked with the coaches since Tuberville was hired Saturday, and is keeping his options open. Flick is not sure how he fits in Tuberville's plans and is open to other programs interested in him.

Flick, No. 100 among guards nationally, said he has heard from Marshall and a host of MAC schools since Butch Jones left Cincinnati for Tennessee. He also mentioned that Purdue has reached out to him.

The Bearcats have lost two 2013 commitments since Saturday.