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Immokalee WRs are USF's first '13 commitments



USF's Junior Day gathering Sunday helped the Bulls land their first commitments for the Class of 2013, as Immokalee receivers Tshumbi Johnson and Xavier Richardson, second cousins, both committed to USF coach Skip Holtz on Sunday afternoon.


"It was my first choice -- so close to home, so all my people can come up and watch me play," said Johnson, who is 5-foot-11 and 175 pounds and was being recruited by Florida State, Alabama, Georgia Tech and Auburn, though USF was his first offer.

Richardson, much taller at 6-foot-4, 198 pounds, had a scholarship offer from South Carolina and was being recruited by Miami, Florida and Georgia Tech -- he said the campus visit clinched his decision that he wanted to play for the Bulls.

"It is a good school for me, education-wise, socially, and it's close to home," said Richardson, one of seven Immokalee players to attend Sunday's Junior Day event.

Both players said they are firm in their commitments to USF -- "I've made my commitment, and I know this is where I want to be," Johnson said.

[Last modified: Sunday, February 12, 2012 6:49pm]


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