Climb aboard Coach Taggart's...boat?



For now, it appears Coach Willie Taggart has switched up his preferred mode of transportation.

The bus has been replaced by a boat -- a massive one.

As 247Sports' Josh Newberg first reported in this post, Taggart is maximizing the local amenities at his disposal to try and land recruits. Among them: the Yacht StarShip, in which USF's recruits cruised and dined last weekend.

The itinerary also included a visit to Busch Gardens and meal at Hogan's Beach restaurant.

"Great visit," said Jesuit LB Vincent Jackson, who hasn't made a college decision.

"The cruise was awesome," said Madison (Ala.) ILB Nick Holman, who committed to USF late last year. "We all went on top of the boat and saw some really nice houses."

For those skeptical, none of the outings appear to violate any NCAA recruiting rules, which say any entertainment must be within a 30-mile radius of the campus. Additionally, recruits aren't permitted to receive cash (i.e. Busch Gardens spending money) for the entertainment.

[Last modified: Tuesday, January 21, 2014 2:45pm]

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