With recruiting activity picking up during the current “contact” period, USF managed to sway a few verbal commits over the weekend to bring their #GreenBreed19 total up to 19.
Advanced Prep Academy weakside defensive end Jason Vaughn flipped from TCU on Saturday before Punta Gorda Charlotte left tackle Dustyn Hall flipped from C. early Sunday morning.
DE Jason Vaughn
6’5”, 225 pounds
Advance Prep Academy (Juco), Winter Haven, FL
Hometown: Miami, FL
Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a two-star by Rivals. Not yet rated by 247.
Other Notable Offers: After an official visit to Fort Worth, Vaughn originally committed to TCU on Nov. 25 before deciding to change his mind and settling on the home state school a few weeks later.
At 6’5”, 225 pounds, Vaughn certainly brings the size that head coach Charlie Strong has emphasized as well as some collegiate experience to Tampa.
Following the conclusion of his prep career at Ferguson and Palmetto in Miami, the weakside prospect enrolled at Advance Prep Academy in Polk County for a season where he was quick off the line for the Panther defense.
Glancing over his Hudl video below, our own Robert Steeg noted how he has a great first step off the ball, has good gap assignment and has perfect size for a defensive end. He also pointed out how he can be a little sluggish to shed blocks/cuts and could have trouble staying home against an option-style play.
OT Dustyn Hall
6’3”, 310 pounds
Charlotte High School, Punta Gorda, FL
Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by ESPN, 247 and Rivals. 0.8364 Composite Score by 247.
Other Notable Offers: Originally committed to C. back in July before flipping to USF this weekend. Also has offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Cincinnati, Virginia and Tulane.
The Punta Gorda product helped clear the paths for a District 10-6A Charlotte rushing attack that gained 2,406 yards on the season according to MaxPreps. He’s also the second Tarpons offensive lineman to enter the Bulls program after now former USF tackle Grant Polk.
Hall’s flip brought the Bulls 2019 class up to 60th nationally and fourth in the AAC according to 247. They should rise a little bit more once Vaughn is accurately evaluated.
Be on the lookout for more recruiting coverage from us throughout the week as we inch closer to the start of the early signing period on Dec. 19.
Is time to tweet at croots?— thank u, next (@RedCupRebellion) January 6, 2016
no no no
no \__ no
no no no