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Tommy Eveld: I could've been a Cougar

USF's Tommy Eveld, currently the baseball team's closer, during his days as a Bulls walk-on quarterback.

OCTAVIO JONES | Times

USF's Tommy Eveld, currently the baseball team's closer, during his days as a Bulls walk-on quarterback.

While discussing the surreal trajectory his athletic career has taken the last two springs, USF closer Tommy Eveld indicated he had a chance to play football at the University of Houston.

All. Expenses. Paid. Eveld, 22, said an offer from the Cougars arrived two weeks into summer workouts at USF -- where he had walked on to Skip Holtz's program -- prior to his freshman season of 2012.

So why didn't Eveld make the leap? As cockeyed as it may seem to those immersed in today's recruiting culture, he just didn't think it was right to walk away from USF.

"I was already in the system with USF, taking classes, doing workouts, and I had already committed to play for the coaches here and for the university here," he said.

"I'm big on commitment, so I don't necessarily believe in de-committing to somewhere. If you're de-committing you were never committed in the first place."

Imagine that.

[Last modified: Monday, May 23, 2016 1:52pm]

    

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