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USF Lands 2016 Four-Star Dunn, Woulard Waiver Note

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Who doesn't love landing a four-star 2016 safety on the recruiting trail and finding a tiny bit of backing for Asiantii Woulard's case for an NCAA Hardship Waiver?

Standout Lake Wales safety Josh Dunn ended his recruitment on Saturday, committing to the South Florida Bulls as the 10th member of the class of 2016. Dunn shined in his first year playing football for Lake Wales, posting 67 tackles, 10 sacks, 10 tackles-for-loss, two interceptions and two touchdowns for the Highlanders in 2014. Dunn is a welcomed addition to the Bulls secondary with his solid 6’0", 195-pound frame and 4.58 speed.

Dunn is ranked as the No. 67 prospect in the state of Florida by ESPN, making him the only current USF class of 2016 commit in ESPN’s Top-100 in the Sunshine State. With the verbal from Dunn, USF’s 2016 class currently sits in the 63rd National slot and ranks 4th in the AAC.

Dunn holds offers from P5 schools such as Georgia, Wisconsin, Michigan State, Florida, Virginia, Kentucky and Iowa State, as well as offers from Cincinnati, Navy, Tulane, FAU and FIU. Noted at the bottom are Josh Dunn’s recruiting rankings from major services and links to Dunn’s numerous recruiting profiles. Be sure to watch the highlights below.

In other news, there seems to be a bit more behind UCLA quarterback transfer Asiantii Woulard's NCAA Hardship Waiver for "family issues". At this point I give it a lesser chance, but there is a slight bit of hope in me about the odds. To be clear, the key word is slim. Coach Taggart told Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times today during the 2015 AAC Media Day event that he had zero expectation of positive news when it came to Woulard's waiver case:

Following Woulard's departure The Orange County Register quoted UCLA head coach Jim Mora’s lone comment on the situation. When I say lone, I mean literally one:

"There were some family issues," Mora continued. "He wanted to get closer to home. He was struggling a little bit. And I hope he does well." ~ UCLA coach Jim Mora on Asiantii Woulard's decision to transfer.

We also found out straight from the horses mouth, the horse being Taggart of course, that prized offensive line recruit Glen Bethel is currently finishing up a class and Taggart anticipates Bethel to be ready to go by game one against FAMU. Some positive buzz is always welcome as long as it comes with wins this season. We need a winning season more than ex-Subway frontman Jared needs a life mulligan.

Recruiting Rankings and Highlights:

Dunn was rated a 85.60 three-star by 247 Sportsthree stars by Scout80 four-star by ESPN, and 5.50 two-star by Rivals. The guys over at @BigCountyPreps1 made Dunn their 8th ranked overall prospect in the 2016 class.