With an already promising 2017 recruiting class forming in the fallout of this past weekend's Saturday Night Live camp, USF fought off the likes of Ohio State and Florida to haul in their crown jewel of the class so far, four-star ATH/QB Bruce Judson out of Cocoa.
Seven players had already committed to USF since Saturday, but Judson by far ranks as the biggest addition to this class, surely once again bolstering the Bulls into the upper echelon of G5 recruiting classes.
Listed at 5-9, 203 pounds, the Cocoa standout, previously a Buckeye commit, had a who's who of offers from schools such as Ohio State, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Miami, Mississippi State, and several others. The new Bulls commit has played at quarterback his entire high school career, but can be slotted anywhere due to his quickness and ball-control, justifying his rank as the #13 ATH in the country.
Notably, his 247 composite score bumps him slightly ahead of class of '16 WR Darnell Salomon as the twelfth highest rated prospect the Bulls have landed in school history.
Now this is the back to reality part where I remind everyone that National Signing Day is still six months away and at the turn of a dime, the young phenom could decide shift allegiances towards Gainesville or re-join Urban Meyer and the 264 blue chip prospects already going to Ohio State in an instant.
But as of right now, Taggart's recruiting philosophy is paying off in a huge way to where the re-ascension of the program is being felt across the state and the cream of the crop athletes are giving a second look at the program on Fowler Avenue.