Chase is on: QB Litton backs out of commitment
Wharton QB Chase Litton, a key part of USF's strong local recruiting push for Willie Taggart's first full recruiting class, posted on Twitter on Friday night that he has backed out of his commitment and re-opened his recruitment. And oh, by the way, he's reportedly in Gainesville this weekend for the Gators' "Friday Night Lights" recruiting event.
"I want to apologize to USF but I will be decommitting and opening my recruitment up for my senior year," Litton wrote Friday after online reports had him visiting the Gators.
Litton joins a long list of quarterbacks who have committed to the Bulls, only to back out down the road -- Tyler Cameron did it in 2012, choosing Wake Forest, and Asiantii Woulard did it last year, choosing UCLA. The Bulls have four scholarship quarterbacks this year and three of them are expected back, in sophomores Matt Floyd and Steven Bench, as well as incoming true freshman Mike White.
The timing is bad for USF -- the Bulls had a four-star QB on campus last weekend in Pierce County (Ga.) passer Tyler Harris, and while he made the final four of USF's Sling & Shoot 7-on-7 tournament, the Bulls weren't pushing hard for him because they already had four quarterbacks lined up for 2014 with Litton in the fold. Harris is headed to SMU this weekend.
Litton's decision Friday doesn't eliminate the Bulls, but it complicates their recruiting at a key position. There's no telling how or if his backing out will impact other local recruits who are considering the Bulls, or already committed.