Lakewood Ranch tackle Reiter commits to Bulls
USF has picked up its second commitment on the offensive line in as many days, as Austin Reiter, a 6-foot-4, 255-pound tackle from Bradenton Lakewood Ranch, said he committed to the Bulls during an official campus visit this weekend.
Reiter, who played right tackle and "three technique" defensive tackle at Lakewood Ranch, chose the Bulls over offers from Central Florida, Florida International and Middle Tennessee State and was being recruited by Miami and West Virginia, according to Lakewood Ranch assistant Mick Koczersut.
"He's got incredibly great hips -- even when he does things poorly, his hips are good enough to make up for it," said Koczersut, who has coached Reiter for four years. "He's a very gifted athlete for his size, and he's a very strong kid as well."
Reiter, who was recruited to USF by assistant Carl Franks, will be part of the Bulls' program very soon -- he's in position academically to graduate early and enroll at USF for the spring semester, giving him a six-month head start on his college career. He and Venice defensive end Brandon Wilkinson, another commitment, are expected to be the first early-enrollment signees USF has had. Two junior college transfers, defensive end Claude Davis and linebacker Curtis Weatherspoon, are also expected to join the Bulls in January.
Reiter is the second commitment on the offensive line this weekend, following Quinterrius Eatmon of Prichard, Ala., who accepted a scholarship offer to play for the Bulls on Saturday.