Land O'Lakes QB Stevie Weatherford gets first offer: USF



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Mon. January 25, 2010 | Izzy Gould | Email

There's a new feel on the USF campus. That's the way Land O'Lakes junior quarterback Stevie Weatherford and his coach, Matt Kitchie, felt after a visit last week to meet new Bulls coach Skip Holtz.

The big news: USF gave Weatherford his first scholarship offer.

Weatherford has had plenty of interest from some of the country's top schools, but USF is the first to follow through with a scholarship.

"It feels good to get it started," Weatherford said Monday. "People tell me that I'll get offers but getting this one makes it real."

Kitchie had nothing but praise for Holtz & Co.

One image that struck home was Holtz's office. Kitchie said Holtz's office was filled with boxes and the only item that had been unpacked was a picture of Holtz's kids with a frame that said, "World's Greatest Dad."

"He is the man for the job and the man to take it to the next place," Kitchie said. "I was so unbelievably impressed by him and his staff. They were genuine guys. I've never been around a head coach I felt so comfortable with."

Weatherford said he's looking for the best quarterback situation before picking a school. Weatherford threw for 2,052 yards, 27 touchdowns with just five interceptions as a junior.


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