USF hosted a number of high school prospects this weekend and saw immediate benefits, receiving commitments from four athletes over the span of two days. Here's a quick rundown of the new commits:
Armunz Mathews, DB, North Florida Christian
5'11", 180 lbs.
Best offers: LSU, Wisconsin, Missouri
Mathews is one of the Bulls' top targets, and was committed to Willie Taggart and company before reopening his recruitment in March. The Bulls kept pushing, though, and Mathews appears to be solid now. He's got a great blend of speed (somewhere in the 4.4 range, depending on who you ask) and man coverage skills.
Kordell Slater, DE, Port Charlotte
6'5", 250 lbs.
Best offers: Virginia, Indiana, Iowa State
Slater is a player that I think could fit USF's hybrid 4-2-5 defense well (assuming they keep it beyond this season). He's not particularly fast for a defensive end, but he's big, strong, and more than capable of beating offensive linemen one-on-one. With less men on the line, the Bulls need edge rushers with the ability to clog running lanes, and Slater has the skill set to do so. Unsurprisingly, he's said that the chance to play early was a big draw for him.
Elijah Mack, RB, Charlotte
5'11", 195 lbs.
Best offers: Arizona, Indiana, UCF
Mack is a bruiser. He runs a lot bigger than his frame and could be a tremendous change-of-pace back if paired with another similarly-named USF tailback. He won't be able to run over linebackers at 195 lbs. at the college level, but he's got time to bulk up, and there's always room for a tough runner.
Logan MacDonald, OT, Ridge Community
6'4", 250 lbs.
Best offers: UConn, Troy
There's not a ton of hype around MacDonald at this point in the recruiting process, but you can see from his tape that he's got a good motor and is a pretty decent athlete for a lineman. He's raw and needs to put on a lot of weight before hitting the field, but given the state of USF's offensive line, MacDonald is a very intriguing project.