Floyd: Both QB commits will enroll in January
USF coach Skip Holtz won't have to wait long to get the kind of depth he wants at quarterback.
The Bulls' eighth and latest commitment for 2011, Milton quarterback Matt Floyd, said Sunday night that when he met Land O'Lakes' Stevie Weatherford on campus Sunday afternoon, they discovered they had more than just a future college in common.
"We both are enrolling in January," Floyd said. "I think since we're both doing that, we might end up as roommates."
That means the Bulls will have four scholarship quarterbacks this spring -- starter B.J. Daniels, who will be a sophomore this fall, and his expected backup, Jamius "Jay" Gunsby, who will be a true freshman this fall, plus the two new arrivals in January. USF had never had early enrollees out of high school until this past January, when offensive lineman Austin Reiter and defensive end Brandon Wilkinson joined the team halfway through their final year of high school.
Floyd, making the six-hour drive home with his family Sunday night, is ecstatic about joining the Bulls. Three months ago, he didn't have a Division I-A offer, but Bulls assistant Rick Smith saw him this spring and liked him enough to send quarterbacks coach Peter Vaas for a second look. He picked up other offers, from schools like Louisville, Iowa State, Southern Miss and Central Florida, but said USF was his top choice all along.
"Everything at South Florida we like a lot," said Floyd, who lists himself at 6-foot-2 and 190 pounds. "About two weeks ago, we decided South Florida was where I wanted to go. I feel like I'm at home with their coaches and players. It's all positive."
-- Here's a link to the Times' Joey Knight writing about Jefferson winning the Sling 'n' Shoot on Sunday afternoon.