With players like Quinton Flowers, Auggie Sanchez, Darius Tice, and so many more seniors playing their last game in the Birmingham Bowl the Bulls were in major need of some replacements. Well thanks to new the new early recruiting period last week, USF inked 24 players to letters of intent in one of the nation’s largest hauls. The Bulls have 5 more commits that can sign in early February and might snag another few players along the way. Needless to say coach Charlie Strong went fast and heavy to fill out the roster for the upcoming season.
The class is rated 56th overall by 247sports.com (scout) and includes 24 players with at least 3 star rating. The highest rated player is DE Stacy Kirby from Orlando, FL who was a FSU commit just a few weeks ago. 2 dual threat qb’s have already signed in Octavious Battle from Atlanta, GA and Jordan McCloud from nearby power Plant High School in South Tampa. Zion Roland from St. Pete figures to be the next playmaker in the receiving corps and center Brad Cecil from Bartram Trail in Jacksonville figures to anchor the offensive line in the future.
Several of these “Baby Bulls” could be in line for some major playing time or even possible starting positions if they prove themselves in the upcoming spring and summer sessions.