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College football recruiting: USF Bulls commitments

Quarterback Chris Oladokun pitches the ball during the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night, January 9, 2015. Zack Wittman   |   Times

Quarterback Chris Oladokun pitches the ball during the Blue-Grey All-American Bowl at Raymond James Stadium on Saturday night, January 9, 2015. Zack Wittman | Times


KEY LOSSES: S Jamie Byrd, OT Mak Djulbegovic, P Mattias Ciabatti, DE Shawn Hill, C Brynjar Gudmundsson, OG Thor Jozwiak, DE Eric Lee, TE Sean Price


Player Pos. Ht./Wt. School
Josh Dunn CB 6-0/195 Lake Wales
Christion Gainer OT 6-6/285 Panama City Bay
Frank Johnson DE 6-5/235 Hinds (Miss.) C.C.
Logan MacDonald OG 6-4/254 Davenport Ridge
Elijah Mack RB 5-11/195 Punta Gorda Charlotte
Armunz Mathews CB 5-11/180 Tallahassee N. Florida Chr.
Gabe Nabers TE 6-2/215 Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes
Andre Polk OLB 6-3/190 South Fort Myers
Chris Oladokun QB 6-1/175 Sickles
Darnell Salomon WR 6-3/210 Miami Central
Craig Smith OT 6-7/303 Tyler (Texas) J.C.
Micario Stanley LB 6-1/245 Cape Coral
Grayson Stover OL 6-6/300 Hudson
Craig Watts Jr. DB 6-0/180 Admiral Farragut
Michael Wiggs OG 6-3/275 Lakeland Lake Gibson
Glen Bethel OT 6-6/300 Arizona Western C.C.
LaDarrius Jackson DE 6-4/243 Hinds (Miss.) C.C.
Trevon Sands ATH 5-11/175 Miami Southwest

HOT PROSPECTS: A pair of four-star commitments (Salomon, Watts) has helped propel USF to second — behind Houston — in the 247Sports and Rivals rankings of American Athletic Conference recruiting classes. Bethel and Sands, holdovers from the 2014 class, already have enrolled with Jackson, who could provide immediate help to an area of need (defensive end). If all the commitments hold true, the Bulls could boast the AAC's best group of incoming offensive linemen, led by Bethel — who will compete for the left tackle job immediately — and Gainer. Mathews could evolve into the starter at the husky position (where Byrd excelled) if USF stays with the 4-2-5 system under new defensive coordinator Raymond Woodie.

Joey Knight, Times staff writer

College football recruiting: USF Bulls commitments 01/22/16 [Last modified: Saturday, January 23, 2016 8:27pm]
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