Weatherspoon, Davis make it official with USF
The first two members of USF's 2010 football recruiting class are official, as a pair of junior college standouts, defensive end Claude Davis and linebacker Curtis Weatherspoon, signed with the Bulls and will start classes in January.
Both have been reported as commitments, so the news is that USF's coaches can now talk about the incoming players. USF coach Jim Leavitt declined to comment this morning, wanting to wait for the official OK from his compliance department.
Davis signed with USF out of Lake Gibson High School, where he was a teammate of Bulls quarterback Matt Grothe. He's expected to compete for the starting defensive end spot left open by the graduation of senior George Selvie. "Claude's a great athlete with excellent speed and quickness," assistant coach John Hendrick said in a statement. "He has great ability to rush the passer and is relentless pursuer of the football."
Weatherspoon, a St. Petersburg native, played high school football in Valdosta, Ga., but shined this past season at Dean College in Massachusetts. "I have had coaches in his conference tell me he was the most dominant defensive player in the league," linebackers coach David Blackwell said in a statement.
Two more USF commitments from high school are expected to join the Bulls in January as the program's first early enrollees: Venice defensive end Brandon Wilkinson and Lakewood Ranch offensive lineman Austin Reiter.