Last summer, Darrick Forrest was a player who seemed poised for a breakout season. He fulfilled that potential even if he wasn’t the most heralded member of the secondary. It’s not Forrest’s fault that safety James Wiggins ascended so quickly for the 2018 Cincinnati Bearcats’ secondary. However, as Wiggins earned the accolades, Forrest did plenty on his own to become a standout safety and a player the Bearcats will rely on as they attempt to find more success in 2019.
This will be Forrest’s third year on campus for the Bearcats and assuming he retains his role from last year, his second as a full-time starter.