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Perfect retention rate: 17 signees on campus

USF safety Craig Watts is among 17 Bulls football signees already on campus.

LARA CERRI | Times

USF safety Craig Watts is among 17 Bulls football signees already on campus.

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Conventional wisdom suggests any football news in June or July likely is grim: ineligible player, transfer, arrest or worse.

Considering that school of thought, here's your aberration for the day: Seventeen of the Bulls' 18 football signees already are on campus, team spokesman Brian Siegrist confirmed Wednesday. The 18th, Butler (Kan.) Community College DE Tramal Ivy, will arrive for fall camp, Siegrist added.

It marks the second consecutive year of near-spotless retention for a Willie Taggart signing class. Of the 21 players who signed in February 2015, only one -- WR Jarvis Baxter -- never joined the program.  

USF's Summer B session began Monday. Taggart and two or three select players will join him at the American Athletic Conference Football Media Days in Newport, R.I. on Aug. 1 and 2, with preseason camp set to commence later that week. 

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 3:15pm]

    

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