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#20Strong: USF’s Commitment Weekend Continues with Two More on Father’s Day

USF may have had to cancel their Sling and Shoot camp, but that didn’t stop the coaching staff from having a big weekend

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On Saturday, USF got four verbal commitments to catapult their momentum midway through the summer, and on Sunday the fun continued. USF received two more verbal pledges, bringing the class up to eleven (figuratively and literally.)

RB Taron Keith

Taron Keith becomes the second running back of this class, joining Brian Battie, who committed back in April from Braden River HS.

High School: Mainland High School, Daytona Beach, FL

Recruiting Rankings (for now): Currently NR by Rivals and 247.

Other Notable Offers: Coastal Carolina, Florida Atlantic

Orlando Area Recruiter: Charlie Williams

Taron Keith spent most of last year playing QB for Mainland High School, but his athletic ability is obvious from his stats and film. Furthermore, Keith is a three sport athlete, playing football, basketball, and competed on the track and field team at his high school. Although it appears he was a converted RB to QB, he was able to showcase his speed throughout his junior year. He was recruited as a running back, which fits his skill set beautifully.

CB Ben Knox

No, not that Ben Knox from DeLand, Florida.

High School: DeLand High School, DeLand, FL

Recruiting Rankings (for now): Currently NR by Rivals and 247.

Other Notable Offers: Colorado State, Charlotte

Orlando Area Recruiter: Charlie Williams, Steve Ellis also helped recruit.

Ben Knox is another speedy skill player who also happens to be on the DeLand track and field team (there seems to be a trend here). Knox is great in coverage and play recognition, providing ample run support for his defense. He’s got a fantastic vertical, allowing him to position himself perfectly to break up passes and snag a few INTs last season. It looks like his defensive coordinator would put Knox on the #1 wide receiver on the opposing teams, instead of keeping him to one side. In the industry, we like to call that a ‘lock down corner’, and had plenty of pass break ups in the red zone to back up that claim.


2020 Verbal Commits