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USF football offers NCT two-sport star Rohan Blackwood

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Sun. February 17, 2013 | Matt Baker | Email

USF’s recruiting push across Tampa Bay extended into Hernando County on Sunday.

The Bulls offered Nature Coast DE Rohan Blackwood, Sharks assistant coach Rob Kazmier announced on Twitter.

Blackwood, a 6-foot-5, 194-pound junior, is one of Tampa Bay’s top two-sport stars. He racked up 15 sacks, 69 tackles and a fumble recovery during NCT’s 6-4 season this fall. He also caught two touchdown passes on offense to earn first-team all-North Suncoast and second-team all-Suncoast honors.

In basketball, he is the leading scorer (15.4 points per game) and rebounder (11.0 per game) for a 24-3 Sharks team that’s reached the Class 5A region semifinals.

Blackwood also has a scholarship offer from UMass and has received interest from Florida, Michigan and Mississippi State, among others.

Blackwood’s latest offer was part of USF’s Tampa Bay recruiting blitz on Sunday.

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