Bearcats snare two top quarterbacks

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Two top 100 quarterbacks from Florida -- Plant City's Bennie Coney and Daytona Beach's Trenton Norvell -- top the list of Cincinnati's 30-member 2012 recruiting class that has been ranked by one recruiting service as the best in school history.

Coney was ranked by ESPN as the No. 32 quarterback in this year's class, while Norvell was ranked 83rd. They are among nine members of the class who already are enrolled at Cincinnati.

Scout.com ranks the Bearcats' class 29th in the country, the program's first appearance in the top 30. Rivals.com rated Cincinnati 44th.

Cincinnati focused on improving its overall size, coach Butch Jones said during a press conference. The Bearcats, who beat Vanderbilt in the Liberty Bowl in Memphis, also landed two players from that city, which Jones said will become a "fixture" in the Bearcats' recruiting efforts.