USF adds three-star DB

Three-star recruit Ronnie Hoggins. SPECIAL TO THE ORACLE PHOTO/RIVALS.COM

Monarch High School defensive back Ronnie Hoggins announced on his Twitter account Tuesday that he has committed to USF. 

Hoggins is ranked as the 14th best cornerback in the state and 86th best in the nation. The 5-foot-10, 170-pound recruit received offers from TCU, Wisconsin, Louisville and Texas.

According to, Hoggins chose USF over his several other offers due to his strong connection with defensive line coach Eric Mathies, as well as USF’s proximity to home. 

Hoggins, USF’s 15th recruit of the 2015 class, recorded 14 interceptions in his senior season at Monarch and runs a 4.59 40-yard dash, according to 


Bell honored for record-tying jump


After tying the USF record for long-jumping Friday at the Akron Pole Vault Convention Open, senior Kevin Bell was honored as the AAC Male Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. 

Bell’s jump of 24-feet-7.25-inches, which tied Neaman Wise’s career-best jump in 2013, is two inches higher than his previous personal best, which he set last season. 

Bell finished second in the meet, despite posting his career-best jump.