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Coach Taggart spoke this afternoon about successful recruiting and how excited he is for the upcoming season.

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Most of the national letters of intent came in early this morning, making National Signing Day a very enjoyable and relaxing experience at USF. The Bulls got the second best non-power five recruiting class, including five defensive backs, five offensive linemen, four wide receivers, two linebackers, two defensive linemen, a running back, a tight end, and a quarterback.

If you count quarterback Brett Kean of Ohio as a Florida player since he spent most of high school in Ft. Lauderdale, only wide receiver Jarvis Baxter is an out of state recruit. According to head coach Willie Taggart, recruiting was not interrupted by the recent staff changes at USF, and the new coaches "hit the ground running." Here are the highlights from his afternoon press conference.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>.<a href="https://twitter.com/CoachTaggart">@CoachTaggart</a> kicks off his post <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USFNSD15?src=hash">#USFNSD15</a> press conference <a href="http://t.co/dWeGUIfpMy">pic.twitter.com/dWeGUIfpMy</a></p>&mdash; USF Athletics (@USFAthletics) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFAthletics/status/563073989724344324">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;I&#39;m really excited about this signing class. I think we addressed a lot of needs in this class.&quot; -Taggart <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USFNSD15?src=hash">#USFNSD15</a></p>&mdash; USF Football (@USFFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFFootball/status/563073922674204672">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coach Taggart speaking now, said this may have been fastest he&#39;s ever gotten all the NLIs in. &quot;It was awesome.&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USF?src=hash">#USF</a></p>&mdash; Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Bulls/status/563074900752347137">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;Progress. We&#39;re working and recruiting some really good football players&quot; -Taggart on having the top class in the American again. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USFNSD15?src=hash">#USFNSD15</a></p>&mdash; USF Football (@USFFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFFootball/status/563074524745572352">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Athletic Director Mark Harlan is, &quot;one of our biggest recruiters,&quot; says Taggart. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USFNSD15?src=hash">#USFNSD15</a></p>&mdash; Elliot (@esmoore3) <a href="https://twitter.com/esmoore3/status/563079436757913600">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;We made sure we put a great emphasis on getting some more speed in this class.&quot; -Taggart on filling needs of the team. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USFNSD15?src=hash">#USFNSD15</a></p>&mdash; USF Football (@USFFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFFootball/status/563076877263585280">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Taggart asked what he likes better, this day or Christmas: &quot;This day &#39;cause you don&#39;t spend any money.&quot; (laughter ensues)</p>&mdash; Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) <a href="https://twitter.com/TBTimes_Bulls/status/563078961719443456">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Coach Taggart says that USF&#39;s academics and beautiful campus have a lot to do with their decisions to stick with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/USF?src=hash">#USF</a> during recruiting.</p>&mdash; Elliot (@esmoore3) <a href="https://twitter.com/esmoore3/status/563075033535643648">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>&quot;It refreshing knowing that all the hard you put in pays off. It&#39;s also great seeing the excitement of the kids (when the sign).&quot; -Taggart</p>&mdash; USF Football (@USFFootball) <a href="https://twitter.com/USFFootball/status/563079129411907584">February 4, 2015</a></blockquote>

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