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Recruiting: Jesuit's Jackson set for official visit



Fax manufacturers rejoice. The one day in which your contraptions again become relevant is drawing near. National signing day is Feb. 5, and with each passing sunrise, terms such as "flip," "four-star" and "swivel hips" become more embedded in the sports vernacular. As the buildup intensifies, so will our USF-centric recruiting focus. Here are the latest notes and nuggets as they pertain to the Bulls.

* As we reported five days ago, Toledo WR (and former Lakewood High standout) Rodney Adams strongly indicated via Twitter he's transferring to USF. The latest update: On Thursday, Rockets spokesman Paul Helgren confirmed Adams was removed from Toledo's official roster just before Christmas.

* Jesuit MLB Vincent Jackson, a three-star prospect according to, told the Tampa Bay Times on Thursday he'll make his official visit to USF on Jan. 17, then visit Missouri a week later. An Alabama trip also is possible.

Jackson (6-foot-3, 245 pounds) confirmed via Twitter last week his final four schools are the Bulls (the first to offer him), Texas Tech, Missouri and Alabama. He said he'll announce his choice after the Missouri trip.

* With the recent commitment of rangy Ocala Vanguard TE Kano Dillon (6-5, 225), the Bulls are believed to have 20 "hard" commitments.

Last month, Coach Willie Taggart said USF could sign up to 31 players this recruiting season, including six that can count retroactively to the prior year's total.

* Looking more long-term, reported Lake Nona junior WR Deondre Farrier -- a USF commitment from the Class of 2015 -- has been offered by Florida. This past season, Farrier had 55 catches for 909 yards.

[Last modified: Thursday, January 2, 2014 3:48pm]


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