USF football received a little bit of international flavor for their Fourth of July celebrations when WR Nickolas Tshivuadi from nearby Clearwater Academy International verbally committed on Saturday.
The Canadian-born wideout is the 12th prospect to commit to Jeff Scott’s growing 2021 class.
WR Nickolas Tshivuadi
6’4”, 180 lbs
Clearwater Academy International, Clearwater, FL
Recruiting Rankings: Not yet ranked by any of the major recruiting services.
Other Notable Offers: Tennessee-Martin
At 6’4” with a long, 6’8” wingspan, Tshivuadi possesses both the length and raw abilities that aligns falls in line with what Scott has worked with in the past at Clemson.
Hailing from north of the border, Tshivuadi attended Bev Facey Community High School in Sherwood Park, Alberta, a suburb of Edmondton, before deciding to move nearly 3,000 miles south into the states to enroll at Clearwater Academy International last summer.
In recent years, CAI has become a hub for international football prospects to get more recruiting exposure and reps against American competition. The Athletic’s Andy Staples profiled the program last August with a main focus on Ajou Ajou, another wide receiver from Alberta who was offered by and ultimately committed to Clemson before even suiting up for CAI.
Spending time evaluating Ajou at Clemson, it’s no surprise that Scott and his USF staff would immediately target his teammate and fellow Albertan, Tshivuadi, who received his first offer from USF when visiting campus in February. With him playing a limited number of games for CAI last season and the swirling uncertainty of football this fall with COVID, he’ll most likely arrive on campus as a still raw prospect that Scott and receivers coach Xavier Dye will have to spend extra time molding.
2021 Verbal Commits
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- Vero Beach LB Davon Hicks
- Fort Myers DE Keeon Terrell
- Auburndale DB Jaelen Stokes
- Sanford Seminole QB Timmy McClain
- Satellite TE Gunnar Greenwald
- Prokick Australia P Andrew Stokes
- Tampa Carrollwood Day DT Desmond Mamudi
- Melbourne Eau Gallie Safety Jordan Blackmon
- St. Augustine ATH Dequan Stanley
- Miami Gulliver Prep Safety Gabe Nealy