Afternoon update: Bulls up to 18 signees
USF formally had announced 18 signees as of 2:30 p.m. excluding reigning Guy Toph Award winner Markese Hargrove, who committed to the Bulls on Wednesday morning as a walk-on.
The class currently is ranked between third (247Sports) and fourth (Rivals, Scout.com) in the American Athletic Conference by national recruiting services, though Coach Willie Taggart told 620-AM early Wednesday morning the class will be "from a quality standpoint, probably the best since we've been here."
Among the Wednesday surprises: signatures from Wharton three-star WR DeVontres Dukes and Hillsborough three-star CB Michael Hampton, neither of whom had been listed as Bulls verbal commitments.
Taggart is expected to address the media in downtown Tampa at 2:30 p.m.