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Atlanta Mays LB Antonio Grier Jr. Verbally Commits to USF Football

The Bulls received an early Fourth of July gift, this time a rising linebacker out of southwest Atlanta.

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When you woke up this morning to begin your Fourth of July holiday celebrations, you may have completely missed the newest addition to USF football’s upcoming recruiting class.

At 12:07 a.m. Tuesday morning, linebacker Antonio Grier Jr. out of Mays High School in Atlanta officially announced himself as the seventh commit for USF’s Class of 2018.

OLB Antonio Grier Jr.

6’1”, 220 pounds

Benjamin E. Mays High School, Atlanta, GA

Recruiting Ratings: Listed as a 2-star by Rivals, Not yet rated by 247 or Scout.

Other Notable Offers: Georgia Southern, Marshall, Eastern Michigan

Grier really elevated his game for Mays last fall, helping anchor a Raider defense that only gave up 19.5 points per game throughout the season.

The Southwest Atlanta product earned Atlanta-Journal Constitution Class AAAAAA Honorable Mention status for his efforts during his junior campaign, racking up 47 tackles, four forced fumbles, two sacks, and an interception throughout 2016.

He becomes the sixth prospect to verbally commit to USF in the last two weeks and the second ATL commit after Atlanta Carver QB Octavius Battle, so we’ll see if this staff will continue to try to gradually make inroads into Atlanta metro.