Tarpon Springs' Wilcox commits to USF

Tarpon Springs DE/TE Mitchell Wilcox announced Saturday he has committed to USF.

DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times

Tarpon Springs DE/TE Mitchell Wilcox announced Saturday he has committed to USF.

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USF has picked up its second commitment from the Class 0f 2015 in five days, landing a pledge from Tarpon Springs rising senior TE/DL Mitchell Wilcox.

Wilcox (6-foot-4, 230 pounds), a member of the nationally heralded Team Tampa 7-on-7 squad, announced his commitment Saturday evening via Twitter. He also had offers from Ball State, James Madison, Miami (Ohio), Charleston Southern and Samford.

He projects as a tight end for the Bulls, who feature the position in Coach Willie Taggart's offense.

"I love the coaching staff and (USF) is close to home," said Wilcox, who committed after competing with Team Tampa in Saturday's IMG 7-on-7 National Championships. "And I get to play tight end, the position I love."

As a junior, Wilcox had six catches for 100 yards and three TDs, while collecting six sacks on defense. A two-sport Spongers athlete, he recently told the Tampa Bay Times he'll focus on football as a senior.

His commitment comes only four days after the Bulls got a pledge from Lakewood (Ohio) St. Edward QB Brett Kean, a 2,800-yard passer in 2013.

Times staff writer Bob Putnam contributed to this report.

 

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