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USF Football Player Profile: Freshman Part 3

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Today we’re highlighting more incoming freshman for the 2018 USF Football roster.

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With 12(!) days remaining until USF football’s 2018 season opener vs. Elon, we’ll use this latest installment of the player profile countdown to highlight another batch of incoming freshman.

DB Vincent Davis Jr. - Freshman, 5’11”, 178 pounds

How he came to USF: As part of the growing Jacksonville Lee pipeline, Davis starred in a General secondary alongside fellow USF signee Eugene Bowman IV, totaling 117 tackles and seven interceptions throughout his career. Davis chose USF over offers from Kansas, Memphis, Colorado State, and Troy among others.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by 247 and Rivals.

Follow him on: Twitter @_vincedavis16. Instagram @2way_vince.

RB Johnny Ford - Freshman, 5’5”, 168 pounds

How he came to USF: An early-signing day addition to the class, the Miami High School product tallied 998 rushing yards, 605 receiving yards, and 20 total touchdowns during his senior year to earn first team Class-8A honors. The speedback picked USF over FAU, ECU, and Marshall among others.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated a three-star by 247 and Rivals.

Follow him on... Twitter @F5johnno3, but his account is private.

Safety Keyon Helton - Freshman, 6’0”, 190 pounds

How he came to USF: Coming out of West Florida High School in Pensacola, the 850 prospect helped lead his team to the Class 5A state semifinals as a senior, posting 117 tackles and three interceptions. The third-team all-state player also had offers from Syracuse, Cincinnati, Purdue, and Tulane among others.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by 247 and Rivals.

Follow him on... Twitter @k_helton.

WR Terrence Horne Jr. - Freshman, 5’7”, 176 pounds

How he came to USF: Another signing day addition, Horne caught 36 passes for 780 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior. He was also second in state in the 100m. The Miramar wideout ended up signing with the green and gold over Arizona State, Oregon State, Cincinnati, and C.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by 247 and two-star by Rivals.

Follow him on... Twitter @setbacks_.

OT Donovan Jennings - Freshman, 6’5”, 322 pounds

How he came to USF: Coming aboard #Stampede18 the night before the early signing period in December, the big hometown tackle out of Gaither blocked for an offense that compiled nearly 3,000 rushing yards and made the Class 7A quarterfinals during his senior year. He was also being pursued by Virginia, Marshall, Old Dominion, Toledo, and C.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by 247 and Rivals.

Follow him on... Twitter @donovan_blu.

DE Trey Laing - Freshman, 6’2”, 210 pounds

How he came to USF: Laing from the jump took the role as the vocal leader of #Stampede18, actively helping to sway his contemporaries to commit as well. Starting opposite his brother Kyler on the Tallahassee Godby defensive line, Laing totaled 42 tackles (25 for loss), 17.5 sacks, an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery on his way to a first-team all-state selection and being named the Mickey Andrews Defensive Player of the Year by the Tallahassee Quarterback Club. He chose USF over offers from Washington State, Purdue, Rutgers, Syracuse, and Indiana among others.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by 247 and Rivals.

Follow him on... Twitter @Trey_Laing.

DT Devin Leacock - Freshman, 6’3”, 270 pounds

How he came to USF: Arriving to USF from down I-75 in Port Charlotte, Leacock earned second-team all-state honors as a senior by posting 45 tackles (15 for loss), and 10.5 sacks. The strongest member of #Stampede18, he’s a two-time state weightlifting champion, shattering the state record by lifting a combined 880 pounds on the bench (440) and the clean and jerk (410). Named the 2018 Mr. Weightlifter by the Florida Dairy Farmers, he chose USF over offers from Appalachian State, Southern Miss, UMass, and Eastern Michigan.

Recruiting Rankings: Rated as a three-star by 247 and two-star by Rivals.

Follow him on... Twitter @DLeacock55.