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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

2014 USF Bulls football recruiting list 01/24/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 24, 2014 11:41am]
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