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Can't forget the recruiting notes ...



Recruiting generally takes a back seat for the next few months, what with the actual football games and such, but I have a few notes I wanted to share ...

-- A name to remember for February: former Boca Ciega star Myron Dillard, who watched practice Tuesday night and would like to return home to the Bulls. He leaves Thursday for his sophomore season at Los Medanos College in Pittsburg, Calif., and has drawn USF's interest as a defensive back. Most schools like the 6-foot, 180-pound Dillard as a receiver, and he already has an offer from Nebraska, with more major programs are on him, like Florida, Maryland and Kansas State.

-- If you think USF is ahead of schedule with seven commitments in August, you don't know the half of it. The Bulls are already laying the groundwork with prospects in the Class of 2009, letting a select few watch their Senior Showcase on campus last month. One of those was East Lake offensive lineman Phil Trump, part of a strong junior class for the Eagles. USF has offered a scholarship to Trump, as well as junior FB/LB Billy Byrne. Two more juniors, quarterback Blake Robles and lineman Ryan Weitz, are interested in USF as well, and East Lake coach Bob Hudson said Robles impressed coaches at USF's summer team camp.

Trump is the younger brother of Miami center A.J. Trump, and another brother, OL/LB Adam Trump, graduated last year and has enrolled at USF, hoping to make the team from walk-on tryouts in February, Hudson said. USF should have a starting offensive lineman from East Lake in redshirt freshman Zach Hermann. Again, these juniors are way ahead on the recruiting radar, but players to watch.

-- Another recent development in recruiting: on Monday, USF coach Jim Leavitt made a scholarship offer to Largo quarterback/cornerback Leonard Johnson, according to the Times' Joe Smith. Johnson already has offers from Nebraska, Mississippi, Iowa State and Iowa. ...

[Last modified: Thursday, May 27, 2010 11:33am]


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