USF Bulls Have Best National Signing Day in AAC


Sep 19, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; South Florida Bulls head coach Willie Taggart against the Connecticut Huskies during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

The University of South Florida had the best national signing day in the American Athletic Conference Wednesday as 21 players committed to the Bulls. ranked the Bulls with the 65th best national signing day and No.1 in the AAC.

USF picked up 18 three-star prospects while 19 of their signees are Florida natives.

The Bulls’ lists of recruits does not include four-star prospect Reilly Gibbons who transferred from Stanford.

A couple of players to watch for are wide receiver Chris Barr and quarterback Brett Kean.

The Bulls are heading into Year 3 with Willie Taggart, who has produced 2-10 and a 4-8 seasons at the helm.

“You should expect a jump (in on-field results),’’ Taggart told “It’s Year Three. I think 75 percent of the roster has turned over since we got here (following the 2012 season).

“These young guys are coming into a culture that’s set now. That might be the best thing of all. The current players can help these young guys and teach them how we do things.’’

The full list of signees is as follows:

Brett Kean (Lakewood, Ohio, QB),
Trevon Sands (Miami, RB),
Deangelo Antoine (Orlando, WR),
Chris Barr (Jacksonville, WR),
Jarvis Baxter (Garland, Texas, WR),
Jordan Reed(Tampa, WR)
Billy Atterbury (Clearwater, OL),
Blen Bethel (Miami, OL),
Cameron Campbell (Pembroke Pines, OL) and
Marcus Norman (Sebastian, OL)
Mitchell Wilcox (Tarpon Springs, TE)


Malik Dixon (Port Charlotte, DB),
Nate Ferguson (Tampa, DB),
Ronnie Hoggins (Coconut Creek, DB),
Khalid McGee (Miami, DB)
Jaymon Thomas (Immokalee, DB)
Danny Thomas (Fort Lauderdale, LB)
Nico Sawtelle (Jensen Beach, LB)
Marlon Gonzalez (Cape Coral, Fla., DL)
Kirk Livingstone (Fort Lauderdale, DL)