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USF welcomes 2013 class - Profiles

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Here's a look at the class of 2013. As players sign, their profile will be updated and added.

Three have already joined USF through early enrollment, so they are not included in this year's class, but we'll mention them.

To find out more information on each player, just click on the player's name for a complete Rivals.com profile.

Class of 2013 - signed
Mike White

6-foot-5 | 195| signed | University School (Davie, Fla.)
Buzz: White is the only quarterback from the 2013 signing class for USF. White committed to USF after leading the University School Suns to a victory in the FHSAA 3A state title game. White, who is listed as a pro-style quarterback, finished the year with the suns with 22 touchdowns and just 2 interceptions. The Bulls were not the only school that showed interest in the two-star recruit, White received offers from Eastern Kentucky, Florida A&M, Marshall, Stetson and Western Illinois before committing to USF.

Cameron Ruff

6-foot-4 | 296| Jesuit (Tampa, Fla.)
The Buzz: Another one of Skip Holtz's recruits, Ruff committed to the Bulls in July. The Tampa native was a very popular recruit, receiving 17 offers. Ruff committed to USF after considering offers from programs like Cincinnati, Connecticut, Purdue, Syracuse, and Western Kentucky. A three-star recruit, Ruff was named to the 5A all-state team after a 7-3 season with Jesuit High School.

Dominique Threatt

6-foot-2 | 294 | DT| Tri-Cities (East Point, Ga.)
The Buzz: Threatt took his official visit to USF on January 18th, five months after committing in August. The three-star defensive tackle stuck to his commitment and signed to play for the Bulls in the fall. The Georgia native chose the Bulls over offers from Cincinnati, Georgia, Louisville and UCF.

Mike Love

6-foot-3 | 210 | DE | Countryside (Clearwater, Fla.)
The Buzz: Love committed to play for the Bulls on January 20th after his official visit a few days earlier. A three-star recruit, Love was recruited by Raymond Woodie and will be a nice fit into Chuck Bresnahan's defensive scheme. Rated the 35th defensive end nationally by Rivals.com, Love will be a big addition to the Bulls in 2013 and the future.

Bruce Hector

6-foot-2 | 270 | DT| Robinson (Tampa, Fla.)
The Buzz:Hector is one of the Bulls' longest tenured commits, having decided to play for the Bulls back in June. A defensive tackle from Robinson High School, Hector will provide the Bulls with much needed depth on the intrio defensive line. Hector made his official visit to USF on January 11th and stayed true to his commitment to the Bulls and signed on February 6th. The two-star recruit chose USF after receiving offers from Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Florida Atlantic, and Tennessee State.

Auggie Sanchez

6-foot-2 | 215 | LB/ATH | Northeast (St. Petersburg, Fla.)
The Buzz: A linebacker in high school, Sanchez was told that he would have to move to the offensive side of the ball to the TE/H-Back/FB position if he accepted an offer from the Bulls. Sanchez took time to consider, but eventually did decide to play for USF. Ironically, Sanchez started his football career in high school as - a tight end. A legacy, Sanchez's brother Armando played three years for USF mainly as a special teams player. The Rivals.com two-star athlete showed he had good hands his senior year with Northeast high school, hauling in two interceptions. Look for the multi-talented Sanchez to play TE and H-back/Fullback for Taggart's offense.

Lamar Robbins

6-foot-3 | 188 | Southridge (Miami, Fla.) | DB

The Buzz: USF already has a bevy of Defense Back commitments, but this one is the only four-star rated. Robbins is very big for a cornerback. He's 6'3 and 188 pounds. Rated as a 4-star recruit by Rivals.com, Robbinshas took visits to Louisville, West Virginia, Oklahoma, and Purdue. USF held off a late surge by several schools - including Louisville

Stafon McCray

5-foot-11 | 196 | Osceola (Kissimmee, Fla.) | RB

The Buzz: McCray is a 3-star recruit according to Rivals.com. He has decent size for a running back at 5'11 196 pounds. McCray had offers from Kentucky, Marshall, and Utah State among others. One of his teammates at Osceola HS, Hassan Childs, also signed with USF.

VIDEO - Stafon McCray - Rivals Spotlight

Derrick Calloway
6-foot-1 | 310 | DT | Manatee(Bradenton, Fla.)
The Buzz:One of the biggest stories in the recruiting war with Louisville is Willie Taggart and the Bulls convincing four-star, defensive tackle Derrick Calloway to flip his commitment from Louisville to USF. Calloway officially became a Bull today. Without question, Calloway is one of the biggest pickups for USF this recruiting season. The Manatee High School product is the 18th ranked defensive tackle and 43rd ranked player in the state of Florida by Rivals.com. Going into 2013, Calloway should be an immediate contributor and it wouldn't be surprising to see himself in the starting lineup on opening day

Related: Calloway flips to USF

Eric Mayes

6-foot-4 | 240| DE| Booker (Sarasota, Fla.)
The Buzz: Mayes committed after a visit Jan. 18 and signed this morning. A three-star weakside defensive end by Rivals.com, Mayes received 22 offers and visited just one other school; Kentucky on September 14th. A big body that takes up a lot of space, Mayes will be a welcome addition in the long line of effective defensive ends in the USF football program.

Deadrin Senat

6-foot-1 | 311 | DT Immokalee (Immokalee, Fla.)
The Buzz: Senat visited Jan. 11 and committed early last week. USF has positioned itself very strongly with the former Florida State commit. Senat was part of the 2012 Class 5A state runner-up Immokalee Indians, and played both ways his senior year. He will be a force inside for the Bulls.
Jeremi Hall

6-foot-4 | 335 | Tri-Cities (East Point, Ga.) | OG

The Buzz: Hall committed to Georgia Tech but switched to USF after visiting with teammate of Dominique Threatt. Hall is rated a three-star prospect by Rivals.com. He has great footwork for his size, and handles one-on-one drills very well. He played strong-side guard and center in high school. Hall will be a very formidable addition to the OL class that seems to be shaping up very nicely.

Hassan Childs

6-foot-1 |170 | Osceola (Kissimmee, Fla.) | DB

The Buzz: Childs is more of a cornerback than a safety and plays pass coverage very well. He's got the tools and the quickness to cover a lot of ground. He spent a good portion of his junior season out with an illness, but came on strong in his senior campaign, making 30 tackles and intercepting six passes while scoring twice. Coach Ron Cooper did a masterful job at recruiting him - and while Childs didn't commit on the spot, after talking it over with his mother and aunt, he knew this was it. Childs joins teammate Stafon McCray as a Bull

Nate Godwin

6-foot-0 | 190 | DB | Freedom (Tampa, Fla.)
The Buzz: Godwin has been one of the most outspoken commits in favor of the Bulls. The Freedom High School product has tried to attract as many recruits as possible for USF. Godwin was a very nice pickup for Willie Taggart, especially since USF was able to get the Rivals.com three-star safety to commit on December 24th before the defensive staff was in place. The Tampa native will be a nice addition to the Bulls' secondary; Godwin is the 49th ranked safety in the nation by Rivals.com. Godwin signed with the Bulls after receiving offers from 17 schools.

VIDEO: Nate Godwin - Highlights

Darius Tice

5-foot-10 | 200 | RB | Northwestern (Miami, Fla.)
The Buzz: If ever there were a recruit that USF kept 'under the radar' it was Tice. Once 'Uncle Luke' Campbell, formerly of TwoLiveCrew tweeted out Tice was 'bound for USF' the denials started. Tice was committed to Cincinnati and Miami made a late run at the multi-talented RB. But Tice evidently had given his word to Taggart on Sunday evening, prompting a cryptic tweet that had many speculating. Once signing day got here - the speculation was over - and Tice stayed a 'Bull for life'. RELATED: Tice chooses to stay a Bull
Nigel Harris

6-foot-1 | 200 | LB Hillsborough (Tampa, Fla.)
The Buzz: Harris visited on January 11 and committed later in the month. He's a local player with incredible potential according to his coach - Earl Garcia - who called him 'one of the best I've ever coached.' Harris is smart and versatile and will bring several options to the table for the Bulls.
Zach Benjamin

6-foot-4 | 187| Tampa Catholic (Tampa, Fla.)
The Buzz: The Tampa native chose USF over reported offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colgate, Massachusetts, Ohio, Toledo, and Western Kentucky. Benjamin, who has been one of the Bulls' most outspoken commits, caught 22 passes for 303 yards and 5 touchdowns for Tampa Catholic last year.

Johnny Ward

5-foot-11 | 160 | DB | Colquitt Co. (Moultrie, Ga.)
The Buzz: Ward is one of Skip Holtz's verbal commits. The defensive back committed to play for USF last year on June 23rd and took his official visit on January 18th. Despite the changes in the coaching staff, Ward has not wavered in his commitment to USF. In 2012, Ward made 49 tackles and had four interceptions in the regular season for Colquitt County High School.

Mitchell Wright

6-foot-3 | 210 | LB | Plant (Tampa, Fla.)
The Buzz: Wright committed to play for the Bulls on July 17th, while Skip Holtz was still the head coach and Chris Cosh was the defensive coordinator. Although the staff looks quite different now, Wright reaffirmed his commitment in an interview with RunningtheBulls.com after his official visit in early January. A Rivals.com three-star linebacker, Wright committed to play for the Bulls after receiving offers from Boston College, FAU and Massachusetts.

Darius Whitty

6-foot-1 | 180 | DB | First Coast (Jacksonville, Fla.)
The Buzz: Whitty is another solid commit for the Bulls. A Rivals.com three-star defensive back, Whitty committed to play for USF on June 23rd and took his official visit of January 18th. Whitty has been very vocal about how pleased he is with the new, NFL-caliber, defensive coaching staff that includes defensive coordinator Chuck Bresnahan and Ron Cooper. Whitty committed to play for USF after receiving offers from six schools.



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