Sports Notebook

With national signing day coming up Feb. 6, the South Florida football team has three weeks to close on commitments. So far they have 22 commitments with 21 scholarships available.

A notable commitment came last weekend from a junior-college student. Sophomore David Bedford was a red-shirt freshman at Independence Community College in Kansas, which gives him another three years of eligibility. The defensive end finished the 2007 season with impressive numbers, including 63 tackles, 15 tackles for losses, 13.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

According to, Bedford is a four-star recruit.

Another four-star recruit out of junior college who has committed to USF is Kion Wilson, accoring to He is a sophomore linebacker from Pearl River Community College in Mississippi.

In two seasons at Pearl River C.C., Wilson tallied 217 tackles and seven sacks.

USF head coach Jim Leavitt said in a press release that Wilson will compete immediately to start for middle linebacker.

With three senior defensive players – linebacker Ben Moffitt and cornerbacks Mike Jenkins and Trae Williams – invited to the National Football League scouting combine, the defense is in need of players stepping up.

So far, South Florida’s overall recruiting rank is No. 58 in the country.

SOCCER TEAM TO FILL POSITIONSAlthough Florida is not known for its changing of seasons, spring is still a time of birth, a time of recreation; with it just around the corner, the South Florida women’s soccer team is looking for new faces.

On Jan. 29, the USF women’s soccer coaching staff will hold tryouts.

Last season, the Bulls finished with a 6-10-4 record.