Cincinnati (Ohio) Colerain senior Deshawn Pace knows his future will be at the University of Cincinnati and head coach Luke Fickell.

After being a key part of last seasons great Cardinals team, Pace now steps forward as a team leader after the graduation of his brother and a handful of other former Cardinals who have taken their game to the next level.

Friday night Colerain opened their season in a key match-up in the Backyard Blitz against Huber Heights (Ohio) Wayne as the Cardinals posted a 28-19 win over the Warriors.

First Star Football Report spoke one-on-one with the future Cincinnati Bearcats defender about his senior season, facing off against his brother in the future and what a couple of his future college coaches told him about his opening game opponent in this First Star Logistics sponsored video.


Dave Berk

Team publisher and recruiting analyst for from 2002-2017. Founded Dave Berk Consulting (, a football recruiting consulting company focused on helping families through the recruiting process in 2016. Founded First Star Football Report in fall of 2018. Has appeared on national, regional and local television and radio including NFL Network, FOX Sports Radio, Sporting News Radio, 700 WLW, 980 WONE, WCPO CH9 and more. Provided recruiting analysis for FOX Sports Ohio weekly high school game of the week in Southwest Ohio area and was an analyst for the Time Warner Sports (Spectrum Sports) Ohio National Signing Day show.