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Former Steinbrenner defensive tackle Desmond Mamudi pledges to USF

The disruptive 6-foot-3, 300-pound standout recently transferred to Carrollwood Day.
 
USF football coach Jeff Scott has picked up two pledges from the class of 2021 in the past few days.
USF football coach Jeff Scott has picked up two pledges from the class of 2021 in the past few days. [ OCTAVIO JONES | Times ]
Published May 21, 2020|Updated May 21, 2020

TAMPA — USF has received a verbal pledge from Carrollwood Day defensive tackle Desmond “Tank” Mamudi, the first Hillsborough County player from the class of 2021 to commit to the Bulls.

Mamudi (6-foot-3, 300 pounds), who recently transferred from nearby Steinbrenner, announced his commitment Wednesday evening via social media. He was an honorable mention Class 8A All-State selection as a junior last season for the Warriors (12-2), who posted their best season in program history.

A classic run-stuffer with a relentless motor, Mamudi had 85 tackles last year, including a team-best 23 for loss, and tied for the team lead with 5½ sacks. Steinbrenner allowed 72 points in the regular season, including four shutouts.

Last winter, Mamudi finished second in the 285-pound class at the 3A, Region 2 wrestling meet; he went 2-2 with a pair of pins at the state tournament.

He becomes the Bulls’ eighth pledge from the class of 2021 and second in as many days. Australian punter Andrew Stokes committed Tuesday.