UCF commit flips to USF

Defensive back Malik Vaccaro-Dixon committed to UCF in July of last year, but after taking official visits to both schools on Friday, the Port Charlotte native decided to flip his commitment in favor of USF, according to 247Sports.com.

At 6-foot-3, 185 pounds, Vaccaro-Dixon played receiver and safety at Port Charlotte High School, amassing 111 receiving yards as well as an interception and a fumble recovery.

Vaccaro-Dixon is rated as a three-star recruit by 247sports.com and will be the 17th recruit to join coach Willie Taggart’s 2015 class.

Track and Field

Junior Matthew O’Neal broke USF’s indoor triple jump record of 52-4 set by NCAA Indoor All-American Shane Lewis last season with a jump of 53-11 in the triple jump Friday at the UAB Vulcan Invite.

Juniors Alex Hoffman, Winston Perry and senior Kevin Bell all followed suit with wins for USF.

Hoffman’s time of one minute, 53.43 seconds was best in the field in the 800-meter, while Perry took home the top spot in the pole vault event with a height of 16-4 3/4

Bell won the men’s long jump with a distance of 7.4 meters, but finished second in the 60-meter dash with a time of 6.92.

For the women, sophomore Katherine Blaney finished second in the 3,000-meter with a time of 9:54.58.

USF vs. Kentucky

USF announced Thursday that it will play Kentucky — coach Orlando Antigua’s former team — at the Hoophall Miami Invitational at AmericanAirlines Arena on
Nov. 27.

The Bulls and Wildcats will meet again in the 2016-17 season in Rupp Arena in Kentucky.