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USF brings No. 40 recruiting class on Signing Day

Published: Thursday, February 6, 2014

Updated: Thursday, February 6, 2014 01:02

“This kid understands commitment,” Taggart said. “He’s been selling USF from day one and never wavered. Didn’t take any other visits. That’s the commitment we need from guys in this program. Not only did he commit, but he was getting other kids committed to us.  It’s great to have someone like that in your program, and (that mindset) spreads.”

While USF lost a couple commitments to Vanderbilt and Florida over the last two weeks, it was able to flip offensive lineman Zack Hudson from Missouri to the Bulls, Mack from UCLA, kept Jackson away from many SEC programs, and kept receiver Tyre McCants from bolting to Georgia, which offered him a scholarship Tuesday night.

“We had some teams come in at the end and that was great to see the kids hold on (to the commitment),” Taggart said. “That gets you fired up as a coach and ready to coach these guys to turn this program around. That’s what we need. Guys could have gone to a lot of other places but they decided to be here.”

But before the freshmen are able to arrive on campus this summer, USF will continue to train and begin spring practice in March.

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