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February 12, 2013
First year head coach Willie Taggart made quite a splash with his first signing class at USF. The Bulls brought in 23 players; 2 four stars, 15 three stars and 6 two stars. With limited time and and incomplete staff, Coach Taggart was able to put together the 3rd best recruiting class in the Big East and 46th ranked class in the country, by Rivals.com. The Manatee native was able to mine a gem out of his old high school, flipping Manatee High School DT Derrick Calloway away from Louisville. Taggart and company impressed further by locking up Southridge High School (Miami, Fla.) product Lamar Robbins for the Bulls. The recruiting by Taggart and his staff put USF in the position for some of the best talent in the country; competing, not only with the top schools in the state, but in the nation. Bulls Nation is reinvigorated; going from despair and devastation after a 3-9 season to excited and anticipatory for the future ahead.
Although the signing period is not over (the Bulls have five scholarships left to work with), the dust has settled a bit, giving the Running the Bulls Staff an opportunity to grade out USF"s 2013 signing class. We had Josh Appel, Cassandra Khan and Richard Escobar each submit their grades for Taggart's class. Let's take a look at what the staff thought of who Taggart brought in: