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JUCO CB Deliberating

The Cincinnati coaching staff continues to recruit JUCO stars by hosting USF commit DB Howard Wilder (Pierce CC) last weekend (January 25-27).

“Cincinnati really came out of nowhere,” Wilder said. “They contacted me after I committed to South Florida and invited me on a visit.”

“It was my first time in Ohio. It was cool. I loved everything about the visit so I committed to the Bearcats. They’re going to the top.”

After originally telling BCL that he had committed to Cincinnati, Wilder contacted us later Sunday evening asking that his commitment be withdrawn.

As of now, Wilder has nothing planned for the upcoming weekend and suggested he needed time to think about his final decision.

“I don’t have any other scheduled visits. If a new school wants to talk, I will deal with that then,” Wilder said.

Wilder committed to USF on January 15 and had taken official visits to both Houston and Tampa in December.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound prospect with reported 4.44 forty speed has an impressive offer sheet.

“Wisconsin, Missouri, Kentucky, Rutgers, Maryland and a bunch of other schools offered me,” Wilder said.

Wilder starred at Eleanor Roosevelt High School (MD) and earned the nickname "Little Derrick” because of his similarities to the former Maryland prep star that signed with Penn State in 2009 before later transferring to Marshall where he started eight games at cornerback last season.

As a high school senior, one publication rated Wilder as the No. 90 best college prospect in Maryland.

The 2012 1st team all-conference cornerback started his college career at College of the Canyons (CA) where he was a starter and made 49 stops before transferring to Pierce Community College (CA) last season where he recorded 45 tackles and had one interception.

Wilder plans to study business management and has three years to play two.

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