More hoops: USF women get Michigan guard
If last year's recruiting class for USF women's coach Jose Fernandez was dominated by frontcourt players, it certainly appears the Bulls will focus heavily on guards for this class, what with Jessica Dickson, Rachael Sheats and Tristen Webb all graduating after this season.
The Bulls have picked up a top-notch commitment to add to that class in Lonnie Terrell, a 5-foot-10 combo guard from Inkster, Mich., who will sign with USF this week, according to her high school coach, Peggy Carr.
Terrell is ranked 91st nationally according to recruiting site Bluestarbb.com, and that ranking is two spots higher than center Stephanie Sarosi, who was the highest-rated recruit in last year's stellar class. Terrell also considered offers from Michigan State, Indiana and Marquette, and will make an official visit to USF this weekend. She averaged 20 points and six assists a game last season, but Carr said he's averaging just under 30 points through 13 games this season.
Add her to Jose Fernandez' previous commitments, from guard Gianna Messina of Tampa's Academy of Holy Names and guard Sequoyah Griffin of Columbus, Ga., and it's the start of another strong class, with two more scholarships still in play.