Todd Chandler is going to have a lot of mates at defensive tackle next year... including USF's newest commit Deadrin Senat. - Joel Auerbach
Another highly-touted defensive tackle prospect gives his commitment to USF.
OK, this is starting to get kind of crazy. Having already bagged Derrick Calloway last week and Lamar Robbins on Sunday, Willie Taggart and his staff got a verbal commitment from another blue-chip defender on Monday night when Deadrin Senat committed to USF.
Senat is a 6'1", 311-pound defensive tackle out of Immokalee High School who has had a long and tumultuous recruitment. First he took a couple of unofficial visits to Miami in 2011 and had them ahead. Then FSU offered at the end of last January and he verbally committed a week later, in early February 2012. That stood up for a few months before he decommitted in early May. All along, USF had been in the picture -- an offer in January, a visit at their spring game, a stop at the USF-FSU game in September. He took an official visit to USF a couple of weeks ago, but then took one to South Carolina a week later, where he got an offer that seemed like it would end the chase. But instead of choosing the Gamecocks, Senat has chosen USF this time.
Senat is a three-star recruit on Rivals, Scout, and 247. All three services have Senat rated at his position as a defensive tackle -- #35 on 247, #44 on Rivals, and #62 on Scout. 247 (#65) and Rivals (#46) also have Senat rated on their overall list of Florida prospects.
One last thought... can we make Taggart the athletic director? I mean at least we know how much he cares.