Recruits sign letters of intent

The waiting is over.

South Florida coach Jim Leavitt will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. today to announce this year’s 2009 recruiting class.

Today is National Signing Day and the Bulls, who are expected to receive more than 25 letters of intent, could have one of the best recruiting classes in school history.

After losing as many as eight defensive contributors from last year’s team, Leavitt made it a priority to find defensive talent this offseason.

If USF’s verbal commitments decide to follow through, the Bulls may be able to fill some much-needed gaps.

The Bulls have three linebacker and secondary commitments.

USF has six four-star caliber commitments in this year’s class, according to and the 29th-best class in the country.

The Oracle will have blog coverage throughout the day at

USF’s athletics web site,, will feature eight hours of “Bulls Vision” video coverage — including interviews with players and coaches.