Monday, December 18, 2017
Colleges

2014 USF Bulls football recruiting list

Key losses: DE Ryne Giddins, S Mark Joyce, LB DeDe Lattimore, DE Aaron Lynch, DE Tevin Mims, RB Marcus Shaw

Oral commitments (18)

Player Pos. Ht/Wt. School

Jimmy Bayes ATH 6-3/190 Immokalee

Ryeshene Bronson WR 6-3/180 Fort Myers Dunbar

Juwuan Brown OLB 6-3/210 Jefferson

Stanley Clerveaux WR 6-3/185 North Miami

Kano Dillon TE 6-5/225 Ocala Vanguard

Quinton Flowers QB 6-0/203 Miami Jackson

Tajee Fullwood CB 6-1/189 Tampa Bay Tech

Michael Galati OG 6-3/284 Bradenton Manatee

LeGrande Harley ILB 6-1/230 Georgia Military College

Nick Holman ILB 6-2/225 Madison (Ala.) Bob Jones

Zach Hudson OT 6-5/297 Sickles

Ben Knox OT 6-5/260 DeLand

Tyre McCants WR 5-11/202 Niceville

Nick Nataro TE 6-4/235 Estero

Bruno Reagan OG 6-3/301 Clarksville (Tenn.)

Kendall Sawyer CB 5-11/175 Lehigh Acres East Lee Co.

Michael Smith OG 6-3/290 Miami Central

Mazzi Wilkins CB 6-0/160 Plant

Early enrollees (6)

Devin Abraham CB 5-10/180 East Lake

Jamie Byrd S 5-11/190 Iowa Western CC/Pasco

Demetrius Hill DE 6-3/255 Fort Scott (Kansas) CC

Eric Mayes DE 6-4/240 New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford

Deatrick Nichols CB 5-10/180 Miami Central

Marlon Pope TE 6-4/240 Mississippi Gulf Coast CC

Hot prospects: Should every committed player follow through with a signature, this group will represent a significant triumph for Coach Willie Taggart. In the wake of a woeful inaugural season (2-10), Taggart has landed a class ranked 41st, 42nd and 46th by 247Sports, Rivals.com and Scout.com, respectively. Aside from a second quarterback commitment, Taggart addressed each of his needs, which are plenteous. Flowers, a powerful dual-threat QB, doesn't fit the mold of the play-action pocket passer for which Taggart's offense seems geared, but scouts insist his arm is way underrated. For a team mauled up front last year, the late additions of Knox and Hudson (a onetime Missouri commitment) were huge.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

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