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National Signing Day Liveblog/Open Thread

Today's the big day, as the National Letters of Intent come in and we officially find out who will become the newest Bulls this fall. All three of us will be in and out throughout the day with updates and knee-jerk reactions. (Even me, as I am basically living in a freezer this week -- maybe you heard about it -- and all the streets are frozen solid.)

Join the thread with your comments below... we're happy to have a conversation with everyone who stops by. Also, if you're in Tampa, make sure to stop by Stumps Supper Club in Channelside tonight for USF's signing day reception, including a special edition of the Skip Holtz Show. The party runs from 5:30 - 7:00.


1:25 pm - First preferred walk-on spot has been uncovered by Adam Adkins, as Hillsborough K/P Mattias Ciabatti will walk-on in the fall, turning down scholarship to Colgate.

12:35 pm - Lincoln DB CJ Garye Jr. becomes the 21st member of the 2011 recruiting class. Unless someone we don't know comes in, that should be it.

12:15 pm - Nothing new, but if you haven't seen this highlight real from Elkino Watson just be amazed for the next 5 minutes. Extremely quick off the ball, good hands, and he even has a knack to find the endzone.

11:45 am - Two new LOIs just came through the fax machine. Jefferson WR Andre Davis and Olympia DB Corian Hamilton both are in and gets the recruiting class to 20.

11:30 am - NC Tech DT Marquis White joins the party. 14th LOI of the day.

11:00 am - Baldwin County TE David "Boo" Simon just signed his LOI.

10:35 am - Elkino Watson is official, as USF just received his LOI.

10:30 am - Stephenson RB Willie Davis is in. Should see a redshirt year with Darrell Scott, Dontae Aycock, and Demetris Murray in the rotation.

10:05 am - Well that was quick. Looks like Josh Grady will be going to Vanderbilt. Would have been nice to get him, but I understand Josh wanting to play QB, and he will get a great education at VU.

10:00 am - Wellington OL Brynjar Gudmundsson is official as we start the 10 o'clock hour. We should know about Josh Grady soon...

9:35 am - We have our first surprise of the day as Booker T. Washington DT Elkino Watson chose USF over Florida, Miami, and Louisville. Did not see that coming at all after we had Marquis White commit to us yesterday. Also we had two more recruits sign their LOIs with Griffin FB Ty Turner and South Broward DE Clavion Nelson faxing in their packets.

9:05 am - Sebring LB Zach Bullock is the first Bull to sign in the 9 o'clock hour. Things running smoothly so far.

8:55 am - Lake Region OL Thor Jozwiak gets in under the 9:00 am buzzer. If anything his signing is a success just because of his name.

8:35 am - USF just received 4 LOIs, and they are Robinson WR Ruben Gonzalez, Boone OL Max Lang, Cape Coral LB Edsel Caprice, and Lowndes DB Kenneth Durden

8:10 am - Ronan O'Shea gave us the answer. Darrell Williams got his LOI in at 7:05 while Mut came in at 7:10. Those who had Williams in the pool, please collect your winnings at the window.

8:00 am - Ken here, it looks like USF has received their first two LOIs of the day, and they are Charlotte WR Alex Mut and Evans OL Darrell Williams. Just wonder who actually got their LOI in first.

7:00 am - Just so we're all up to speed, here are the 21 players we're expecting to see LOIs from, based on previous verbal commitments. This doesn't mean there won't be any surprises (good or bad) today, but here's our starting point.

  •  Zack Bullock, LB/Sebring HS SIGNED LOI 9:05 am
  • Elkino Watson, DT/Miami Booker T. Washington HS SIGNED LOI 10:35 am
  • Edsel Caprice, LB/Cape Coral HS SIGNED LOI 8:35 am
  • Andre Davis, WR/Tampa Jefferson HS SIGNED LOI 11:45 am
  • Willie Davis, RB/Stone Mountain (GA) Stephenson HS SIGNED LOI 10:30 am
  • Kenneth Durden, DB/Valdosta (GA) Lowndes HS SIGNED LOI 8:35 am
  • Matt Floyd, QB/Milton HS - SIGNED LOI Early Enrollee 
  • Chris Garye, Jr., DB/Tallahassee Lincoln/HS SIGNED LOI 12:35 pm
  • Ruben Gonzalez, WR/Tampa Robinson HS SIGNED LOI 8:35 am
  • Brynjar Gudmundsson, OL/Wellington HS SIGNED LOI 10:00
  • Corian Hamilton, DB/Orlando Olympia HS SIGNED LOI 11:45 am
  • Mike Jeune, LB/Independence (KS) CC - SIGNED LOI Early Enrollee
  • Thor Jozwiak, OL/Eagle Lake Lake Region HS SIGNED LOI 8:55 am
  • Max Lang, OL/Orlando Boone HS SIGNED LOI 8:35 am
  • Alex Mut, WR/Punta Gorda Charlotte HS SIGNED LOI 8:00 am
  • Clavion Nelson, DE/Hollywood South Broward HS SIGNED LOI 9:35 am
  • Antoine Pozniak, LB/Oak Ridge (NC) Military Academy - SIGNED LOI Early Enrollee
  • David Simon, OL/Bay Minette (AL) Baldwin County HS SIGNED LOI 11:00 am
  • Ty Turner, TE/Griffin (GA) HS SIGNED LOI 9:35 am
  • Marquis White, DT/North Carolina Tech SIGNED LOI 11:30 am
  • Darrell Williams, OL/Orlando Evans HS SIGNED LOI 8:00 am