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USF Football Head Coach Charlie Strong prepares for Early Signing Period

We enter uncharted waters this week with the December Early Signing Period.

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Not only does USF Football head coach Charlie Strong have to prepare his 9-2 team for the Birmingham Bowl on Saturday, he has to sit and wait for a fax from an 18-year-old high school senior telling the coach that all the calls, texts and in-home visits were worth it and he’ll be a Bull in the fall (or spring).

As Nick pointed out in his recruiting primer Sunday, the Bulls are expected to get no fewer than six signee’s over the course of the three day window beginning tomorrow and ending Friday.

“I don’t know exactly the number we’re gonna sign but we’re gonna get us a good group,” Strong said Monday.

The number could fluctuate depending on if some high profile talents like Tampa Bay Tech QB Mike Penix Jr. spurns Willie Taggart and FSU to stay home and compete against Brett Kean and Chris Oladokun for the unenviable job of following Quinton Flowers.

“After Saturday, they’re (the fans) gonna be wondering who the quarterback is gonna be,” Strong said. “You have two players here in the program and we’re trying to sign us a quarterback but there’s gonna be competition there.”

Georgia QB prospect Octavious Battle and Plant HS QB Jordan McCloud (who will sign this week) appear set to join the Bulls, making it the most well-rounded and talented quarterback room in years for USF.

“What’s good this week is that it’s a dead period so we don’t have to go out,” Strong said.