Bruce Judson Jr. de-commits from USF
Let's not kid ourselves: Prominent college football prospects will continue making early, non-binding "commitments" to colleges, and media will continue reporting such announcements for insatiable fan bases.
It's how the recruiting system is designed, and an immense consumer market exists for such information. But the accompanying pitfalls are profound, such as the one Bulls fans encountered Tuesday: Three-star ATH Bruce Judson Jr. of Cocoa High has de-committed from USF.
As a result, it appears none of the three Orlando-area standouts who "committed" to USF over the summer -- while Willie Taggart still was Bulls coach -- via this live stream are headed to Tampa.
"I would like to thank (USF) and Everything they have done while I was committed," Judson said via Twitter on Tuesday.
"With that being said I will not be taking my Official Visit to USF this weekend and I will be De-Committing from USF for they can go out and look for other Top Prospects to build their 2017 recruiting class around to Finish it strong and to Build something special at that Fine university."
Judson (5-foot-9, 203 pounds), who quarterbacked Cocoa to the Class 4A state title in December, was considered one of the crown jewels of USF's '17 class. He totaled more than 2,000 yards as a senior, running for 158 yards in a 31-17 triumph against Jacksonville Bolles in the state final.
He visited Oregon -- Taggart's new school -- this past weekend and is believed to be leaning toward the Ducks.
With eight days remaining before national signing day, USF has 12 "commitments" including Miami Central three-star WR Jernard Phillips, who already has enrolled. The chances for a late surge, however, remain viable.
Lakeland RB A.J. Davis -- an Under Armour All-American -- reportedly will visit USF this weekend, and Armwood DE/OLB Jabreel Stephens de-committed from Louisville following his visit with the Bulls, according to 247Sports.