In the middle of hosting over 1,200 athletes for their annual Sling 'N' Shoot 7-on-7 camp over the weekend, USF head coach Charlie Strong received good news Sunday morning. Hollywood Chaminade-Madonna Prep offensive guard Sebastian Sainterling and Miami Central defensive end Dwayne Boyles officially became the ninth and tenth verbal commitments to the Bulls' 2018 recruiting class.
This For Nana & Timbo❤️ pic.twitter.com/4HAStzAKpM— Dwayne Boyles9️⃣ (@Dreadhead_wayne) July 16, 2017
OG Sebastian Sainterling
6'3", 356 pounds
Chaminade-Madonna College Preparatory School, Hollywood, FL
Recruiting Ratings: 3-star by 247, Rivals, Scout, and ESPN. 0.8615 Composite rating by 247.
Other Notable Offers: Auburn, Mississippi State, Kentucky, Missouri, Cincinnati
This is figuratively and literally a huge pickup for Strong, offensive line coach Matt Mattox, and the rest of the USF staff. The 356(!) pound lineman was fielding offers from four SEC schools and conference rival Cincinnati.
Playing for nationally renowned powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas (Ft. Lauderdale) during his first three years of prep ball, Sainterling was one of several impact players that helped lead the Raiders to three consecutive Class 7A state championships.
Last year in particular, he helped clear the paths for a rushing attack that ran for nearly 3,000 yards on 7.0 yards per carry during their 2016 campaign.
Sainterling transferred to Chaminade-Madonna this past spring, where he will spend his senior year blocking for the likes of athletes such as four-star Auburn verbal commit Shaun Shivers.
DE Dwayne Boyles
6'3", 226 pounds
Miami Central High School, Miami, FL
Recruiting Ratings: 2-star by Rivals. .7889 Composite Rating by 247.
Other Notable Offers: Colorado State, Tulane, UCF
Switching back and forth between weakside defensive end and outside linebacker, Boyles had a solid junior campaign for Miami Central in 2016, posting 56 tackles (13 TFLs), 11.5 sacks, and one defensive touchdown.
He was primarily recruited by defensive ends coach and former Carol City defensive coordinator Damon Cogdell, once again putting deep Miami-area high school connections to good use.
As Bulls247's Tito Benach pointed out on Twitter, Boyles commitment marks the third straight year that USF has pulled in a player from the Miami Central pipeline. Jernard Phillips and Darnell Salomon were the previous two.
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