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Ti'On Green says he'll stick with Cincinnati

Lake Brantley (Altamonte Springs, Fla.) three-star running back Ti'On Green committed to Cincinnati during the season, and despite overtures from South Florida, Arizona, Maryland and Penn State, it appears the Bearcats will hold on to the 5-foot-11, 200-pound senior.

"I really put a lot of thought into it, but I think I'm going to be a Bearcat," Green said. "I'm pretty sure that Cincinnati is where I'm going to end up."

He admits it wasn't easy.

"USF gave me a whole lot to think about," Green said. "Coach Skip Holtz was terrific, and I liked the whole staff at USF.

"But Cincinnati has been with me from the beginning. It's like you love your girlfriend but you like someone else. At the end of the day you always go back to the place you love."

South Florida wasn't the only school putting the pressure on Green.

"Penn State was in there pretty strong, but they came on kind of late," Green said. "Florida International never gave up, and I have a lot of respect for the players and coaches in that program."

If Green has any regrets it's that he didn't take his final official visit.

"I wanted to see one more place; I'm not sure where though," Green said. "I just wanted to go on one more trip, because before this year I never really left the Orlando area unless it was to play football.

"So to have the opportunity to go to cities like Cincinnati and see places and universities, it's really be a dream come true. I would suggest that every prospect take all five official visits and enjoy the experience."