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USF National Signing Day 2014: THEY GOT THEM ALL

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What a huge, huge day for Bulls Football

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Here's the list directly from GoUSFBulls.com:

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Previous School Bio Video Analysis
Jimmy Bayes LB 6-3 185 Immokalee, Fla. Immokalee HS Bio Video Analysis
Stanley Clerveaux WR 6-3 185 North Miami, Fla. North Miami HS Bio Video
Benjamin Knox OT 6-6 260 DeLand, Fla. DeLand HS Bio Video Analysis
Nick Nataro TE 6-4 240 Estero, Fla. Estero HS Bio Video Analysis
Michael Smith OG 6-3 294 Miami, Fla. Miami Central HS Bio Video
Tajee Fullwood CB 6-2 175 Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Tech HS Bio Video
D'Ernest Johnson RB 5-10 180 Immokalee, Fla. Immokalee HS Bio Video
Rohan Blackwood DE 6-5 220 Brooksville, Fla. Nature Coast HS Bio Analysis
Ryeshene Bronson WR 6-3 180 Fort Myers, Fla. Dunbar HS Bio Video
Marlon Mack RB 6-0 195 Sarasota, Fla. Booker HS Bio Video
Kendall Sawyer CB 6-1 180 Lehigh Acres, Fla. East Lee County HS Bio Video
Mazzi Wilkins CB 6-0 160 Tampa, Fla. Plant HS Bio Video
LaGrande Harley LB 6-1 230 Durham, N.C. Georgia Military College Bio
Juwuan Brown LB 6-2 210 Tampa, Fla. Jefferson HS Bio Video
Devin Abraham CB 5-9 175 Tarpon Springs, Fla. East Lake HS Bio Video Analysis
Jamie Byrd DB 5-11 190 Dade City, Fla. Iowa Western CC Bio Video
Zach Hudson OT 6-5 285 Tampa, Fla. Sickles HS Bio Video
Demetrius Hill DE 6-3 255 Kankakee, Ill. Fort Scott CC Bio Video Analysis
Eric Mayes DE 6-5 240 Sarasota, Fla. Milford Academy Bio Video
Deatrick Nichols CB 5-10 180 Miami, Fla. Miami Central HS Bio Video
Marlon Pope TE 6-4 265 Hattiesburg, Miss. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Bio Video
Josh Black LB 6-2 225 Tampa, Fla. Sickles HS Bio Video
Quinton Flowers QB 6-0 210 Miami, Fla. Miami Jackson HS Bio Video
Vincent Jackson DE 6-2 235 Tampa, Fla. Jesuit HS Bio Video Analysis
Tyre McCants WR 5-11 200 Niceville, Fla. Niceville HS Bio Video Analysis
Michael Galati OG 6-3 283 Bradenton, Fla. Manatee HS Bio Video
Nick Holman LB 6-2 230 Madison, Ala. Bob Jones HS Bio Video
Elkanah Dillon TE 6-5 225 Ocala, Fla. Vanguard HS Bio Video

Notice the first name above: Jimmy Bayes. A 4-star kid that committed to USF early, stayed with them through the entire process, and was the first NLI on the fax machine this morning. THAT'S how you become a fan favorite, folks.

Big Storylines:

Tajee Fullwood was on the fence about going to Cinci, but he chose to stay home.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Me And My Boy Just Signed To The University Of South Florida! Time To Represent! #813--------&gt; #813 I Ainee Goin Nowhere! <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GoBulls&amp;src=hash">#GoBulls</a></p>&mdash; Leon_SandCastle (@Holly_Wood_2) <a href="https://twitter.com/Holly_Wood_2/statuses/431090180884148224">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Marlon Mack showed all that Louisville stuff was just terrible reporting, and he came to Tampa too.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>USF <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23TAMPABOUND&amp;src=hash">#TAMPABOUND</a></p>&mdash; MR.YOLOMACK (@Marlon_Mack2) <a href="https://twitter.com/Marlon_Mack2/statuses/431049533221781506">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Vincent Jackson Jr.'s Twitter account was all the rage amongst the USF recruitnik faithful, but he gave them a reason to keep following:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Blessed to say that I will stay home and commit to the University of South Florida <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DoSomething&amp;src=hash">#DoSomething</a> #813</p>&mdash; Vincent Jackson Jr. (@VMJacksonJr) <a href="https://twitter.com/VMJacksonJr/statuses/431065200834256899">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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The big quarterback everyone wanted also signed, as Quinton Flowers heads to Tampa too.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Miami Jackson QB Quinton Flowers signs with <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23USF&amp;src=hash">#USF</a> surrounded by family. <a href="https://twitter.com/SFHSSports">@SFHSSports</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/JTWilcoxSports">@JTWilcoxSports</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23flhsfb&amp;src=hash">#flhsfb</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23hsfb&amp;src=hash">#hsfb</a> <a href="http://t.co/PpIDGIx1sJ">pic.twitter.com/PpIDGIx1sJ</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Lammer (@PLamRecruiting) <a href="https://twitter.com/PLamRecruiting/statuses/431081156856254464">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Tyre McCants had EVERYONE coming after him too, including the biggest of the big boys. He chose USF.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23USF&amp;src=hash">#USF</a> signee WR Tyre McCants received late offers from <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23FSU&amp;src=hash">#FSU</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23UGA&amp;src=hash">#UGA</a> but said it was more important to keep his word than flip. <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ScoutNSD&amp;src=hash">#ScoutNSD</a></p>&mdash; Patrick Burnham (@PatrickBurnham5) <a href="https://twitter.com/PatrickBurnham5/statuses/431101210821533696">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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But this was my favorite pic of the day. D'Ernest Johnson, a teammate of Bayes at Immokalee, took this shot as they both signed to come to play at USF:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>239 To The 813 We Get It, We Get It!! <a href="https://twitter.com/JIMMY14BAYES">@JIMMY14BAYES</a>  <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23USF&amp;src=hash">#USF</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BullNation&amp;src=hash">#BullNation</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23DreamTeam&amp;src=hash">#DreamTeam</a> <a href="http://t.co/feXFDUrj0j">pic.twitter.com/feXFDUrj0j</a></p>&mdash; D&#39;Ernest Johnson (@Slow_Grind_239) <a href="https://twitter.com/Slow_Grind_239/statuses/431097757672435713">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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GET YOUR SEASON TICKETS NOW BULLS FANS!!!

National Signing Day 2014 basically couldn't have gone any better. Denzel Ward could have come here but he had a signing announcement I streamed on my laptop where he pump faked for the USF hat, then chose Syracuse.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Have fun, Denzel Ward!! <a href="http://t.co/WsKRQubkOp">pic.twitter.com/WsKRQubkOp</a></p>&mdash; Collin Sherwin (@USFCollin) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFCollin/statuses/431097402896826369">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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As far as rankings, USF is far and away the #1 class in the AAC by all the recruiting services. They're also 39th nationally as of this writing according to 247sports.com, with a TON of P5 schools behind them:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>From <a href="https://twitter.com/Bulls247">@Bulls247</a> rankings, USF is 2.06 standard deviations above AAC average, and a full 1.07 over 2nd place C. Florida. HUGE spread <a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23USFNSD14&amp;src=hash">#USFNSD14</a></p>&mdash; Collin Sherwin (@USFCollin) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFCollin/statuses/431113228094291969">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>At the moment, <a href="https://twitter.com/Bulls247">@Bulls247</a> ranks USF&#39;s recruiting class ahead of UL, TCU, MD, Pitt, Iowa, Vandy, Cal, TTech, NW, GT, UCF, OrSU, WF, Cinci, ect</p>&mdash; Christopher Brown (@Ctbrown720) <a href="https://twitter.com/Ctbrown720/statuses/431105811142557696">February 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Incredible. Stand up, Bulls Nation. Today is a great day. #DIDSOMETHING

This gives some needed hope to a fan base that's been desperate for something to cheer about. Check out Coach T's Bus!!