Staying home: Bulls land 4-star WR Davis

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USF's big recruiting weekend has resulted in the highest-rated commitment in Skip Holtz's incoming class -- Jefferson receiver Andre Davis said Sunday he has accepted a scholarship to play for the Bulls in 2011.

Davis, rated as a four-star recruit by Scout.com, is also USF's first commitment this year from Hillsborough or Pinellas counties. He committed during an official campus visit, joining Hollywood defensive end Clavion Nelson as the Bulls' most recent recruiting pledges.

"I ANDRE DAVIS AM OFFICIALLY A USF BULL," Davis posted on Facebook.com. "THE FEELING IS UNDESCRIBABLE ... I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET IN THERE AND WORK HARD WITH MY NEW FAMILY. WE ON OUR WAY TO BIG THINGS IN THE BIG EAST."

Receiver has been a priority in the Bulls' final recruiting efforts -- the only other receiver committed to USF is Punta Gorda Charlotte's Alex Mut, though the Bulls do get veteran receivers A.J. Love and Sterling Griffin back after both missed the 2010 season with injuries.

Davis is rated as the nation's No. 42 receiver by Scout, and as the No. 68 receiver nationally and No. 97 overall prospect in Florida by Rivals.com, which has him as a three-star recruit. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound receiver has size and speed and chose USF over schools like Florida State, South Carolina, Rutgers and West Virginia.

Read more on Davis' commitment from the Times' Eduardo Encina.

[Last modified: Sunday, January 16, 2011 12:12pm]

    

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