Bulls add walk-on defensive tackle
USF can expand its football roster beyond 105 players once school starts next week, and one of those additional walk-ons will be Lou Alguadich, a 6-foot-2, 307-pound defensive lineman from Fort Myers High.
"He's just a big, strong kid, and he wanted to give Division I football a run," said Fort Myers coach Sam Sirianni Jr. "He's only 17, won't turn 18 until October, so he's still a pup, still growing into his body. He had a dream he wanted to fulfill."
Sirianni didn't have stats for Alguadich, a three-year starter at nose tackle, but said he was a focus of opposing offenses, consistently drawing double-teams. Strong enough to win a county weightlifting championship, Alguadich was one of 60 players selected to play in the Lee County all-star game last fall.
His father said Alguadich had interest from Louisville and Elon but chose to go to USF -- where his brother already attends -- on a Bright Futures scholarship.
"He's wanted to play for them in the worst way," his father said.
Another name to remember from Fort Myers: tight end John Kohlhauff, a 6-foot-2, 235-pound recruit who has three stars from Rivals.com. He's been to USF for team camp and other recruiting events, with all kinds of impressive numbers: a 500-pound squat and a 4.6 weighte d grade-point average.
"He's always wanted to go to South Florida," Sirianni said. "If USF came calling, it'd be an easy sign for them. I think he's going to be a steal."