USF picks up two
TAMPA — Scholarships are limited for USF, but that hasn't stopped coach Skip Holtz from taking chances.
The Bulls' latest commitment is Reshard Cliett, a 6-foot-2 safety from Thomasville, Ga., who said Sunday that USF was his only Division I-A offer.
"They said they see me as a diamond in the rough, an unseen talent," said Cliett, whose offers included Georgia Southern and South Alabama.
Holtz and his staff started recruiting Cliett while at East Carolina before Christmas, and the same is true for another new USF commitment from Georgia, LaGrange quarterback Jamius "Jay" Gunsby.
Gunsby, at 6 feet 5 and 225 pounds, committed Sunday after being recruited by Florida, Kentucky and others.
"The coaches were so warm, made you feel welcome there," he said. "I felt like this was the place I needed to be. It was my kind of environment. I'm very excited."
USF had four recruits start classes and has 13 commitments beyond that toward Wednesday's expected signings.
Greg Auman, Times staff writer