Defensive end is USF's first '07 commitment
TAMPA -- USF picked up its first oral commitment for 2007 on Saturday as Lake Gibson defensive end Claude Davis told coach Jim Leavitt he'll sign with the Bulls in February.
"It's a great school with a lot of potential. They're bowl contenders every year now," said Davis, a 6-foot-4, 235-pound recruit who chose USF over offers from Florida, Louisville, Clemson and Iowa State. "It feels great to know where I'm going. It's a lot of weight off my shoulders."
As a junior, Davis had 96 tackles, including 14 sacks and seven forced fumbles. Davis committed Saturday morning as he participated in USF's senior showcase camp, which drew about 100 players, some from as far away as Texas and New Jersey. It's the second time in three years the Bulls have gotten an early commitment from Lake Gibson: two years ago, quarterback Matt Grothe was USF's second.