New RB commit JoJo Kemp.
Skip Holtz and the USF Football hosted their annual SuperBull event on campus on Saturday, and the Bulls received verbal commitments from RB JoJo Kemp of DeLand HS, CB Darius Whitty of First Coast HS, and CB Johnny Ward of Colquitt County HS in Georgia.
Let's start with Kemp, who was the first to publicly announce his decision to commit to the Bulls. Kemp is a 3-star prospect across the board (247, Rivals, Scout), and chose USF over offers from schools like West Virginia, Mississippi State, Arizona, Arizona, State and Nebraska.
The 5-foot-10, 190 lb Kemp rushed for 1272 yards and 14 touchdowns, and in an interview with Josh Newberg of Bulls247.com, said that the staff was the main factor on why he chose USF.
Kemp is a great all-around back, who is just as effective catching the ball out of the backfield as he running with it. Kemp can find the hole without fail and has some nice moves in the open space. With a lack of dependable options for next year at running back, Kemp will have a chance to get some significant playing time next year.
Whitty and Ward are both big corners at 6-foot-1 and 6-foot respectively and are both still relative newcomers on the recruiting scene. Whitty is rated as a 3-star by Rivals and a 2-star by Scout, and chose USF over offers from West Virginia, Ole Miss, and Kentucky. Ward isn't rated by any of the three major recruiting services, and chose USF over offers from UCF and Middle Tennessee State.
I wish I could tell you more on Ward or Whitty, but I can't find anything online in regards to a YouTube or scouting report on either player.
One note from Greg Auman's post on Whitty and Ward is that the Bulls will take three corners in this class. With Whitty and Ward in, that just leaves one spot open, hopefully for 5-star CB Vernon Hargreaves III.
USF is now up to seven verbal commitments in the Class of 2013.