TAMPA — Three football commitments — QB Matt Floyd and LBs Mike Jeune and Antoine Pozniak — have enrolled at USF and started spring classes Monday, getting a head start on the 2011 season.
"We're very excited to have these three young men join the program," coach Skip Holtz said in a statement. "It's a great opportunity for them to get acclimated academically, adjusted socially and begin their athletic careers as Bulls."
Jeune, a junior college transfer and former high school teammate of Bulls LB Sam Barrington, signed with USF last month and is expected to compete for the starting strongside linebacker job in the spring. Floyd, from Milton, will be able to compete in spring practices, as will Pozniak, who arrives from Oak Ridge Military Academy in North Carolina.
ALL-STAR: Former USF C Sampson Genus accepted an invitation to play in the Eastham Energy College All-Star Game on Jan. 23 in Arizona. Genus is the second Bulls player committed to the showcase game, joining WR Dontavia Bogan. DT Terrell McClain will play in the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando.
STAYING PUT: A North Carolina newspaper had identified USF offensive line coach Steve Shankweiler as a candidate for the head coaching job at I-AA Elon. That job went to N.C. State running backs coach Jason Swepson, 40.
RECRUITING SCENE: One quick recruiting update — Justin Scott-Wesley, the receiver from Camilla, Ga., said Monday that he will not visit USF as planned this weekend and is sticking with his commitment to Georgia.
ALL-AMERICA: Another Freshman All-America nod for USF's Terrence Mitchell, who made the Football Writers Association of America's first team — Syracuse K Ross Krautman was the only other Big East player on the team.