USF National Signing Day 2014: THEY GOT THEM ALL

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

What a huge, huge day for Bulls Football

Here's the list directly from

Name Position Height Weight Hometown Previous School Bio Video Analysis
Jimmy Bayes LB 6-3 185 Immokalee, Fla. Immokalee HS Bio Video Analysis
Stanley Clerveaux WR 6-3 185 North Miami, Fla. North Miami HS Bio Video
Benjamin Knox OT 6-6 260 DeLand, Fla. DeLand HS Bio Video Analysis
Nick Nataro TE 6-4 240 Estero, Fla. Estero HS Bio Video Analysis
Michael Smith OG 6-3 294 Miami, Fla. Miami Central HS Bio Video
Tajee Fullwood CB 6-2 175 Tampa, Fla. Tampa Bay Tech HS Bio Video
D'Ernest Johnson RB 5-10 180 Immokalee, Fla. Immokalee HS Bio Video
Rohan Blackwood DE 6-5 220 Brooksville, Fla. Nature Coast HS Bio Analysis
Ryeshene Bronson WR 6-3 180 Fort Myers, Fla. Dunbar HS Bio Video
Marlon Mack RB 6-0 195 Sarasota, Fla. Booker HS Bio Video
Kendall Sawyer CB 6-1 180 Lehigh Acres, Fla. East Lee County HS Bio Video
Mazzi Wilkins CB 6-0 160 Tampa, Fla. Plant HS Bio Video
LaGrande Harley LB 6-1 230 Durham, N.C. Georgia Military College Bio
Juwuan Brown LB 6-2 210 Tampa, Fla. Jefferson HS Bio Video
Devin Abraham CB 5-9 175 Tarpon Springs, Fla. East Lake HS Bio Video Analysis
Jamie Byrd DB 5-11 190 Dade City, Fla. Iowa Western CC Bio Video
Zach Hudson OT 6-5 285 Tampa, Fla. Sickles HS Bio Video
Demetrius Hill DE 6-3 255 Kankakee, Ill. Fort Scott CC Bio Video Analysis
Eric Mayes DE 6-5 240 Sarasota, Fla. Milford Academy Bio Video
Deatrick Nichols CB 5-10 180 Miami, Fla. Miami Central HS Bio Video
Marlon Pope TE 6-4 265 Hattiesburg, Miss. Mississippi Gulf Coast CC Bio Video
Josh Black LB 6-2 225 Tampa, Fla. Sickles HS Bio Video
Quinton Flowers QB 6-0 210 Miami, Fla. Miami Jackson HS Bio Video
Vincent Jackson DE 6-2 235 Tampa, Fla. Jesuit HS Bio Video Analysis
Tyre McCants WR 5-11 200 Niceville, Fla. Niceville HS Bio Video Analysis
Michael Galati OG 6-3 283 Bradenton, Fla. Manatee HS Bio Video
Nick Holman LB 6-2 230 Madison, Ala. Bob Jones HS Bio Video
Elkanah Dillon TE 6-5 225 Ocala, Fla. Vanguard HS Bio Video

Notice the first name above: Jimmy Bayes. A 4-star kid that committed to USF early, stayed with them through the entire process, and was the first NLI on the fax machine this morning. THAT'S how you become a fan favorite, folks.

Big Storylines:

Tajee Fullwood was on the fence about going to Cinci, but he chose to stay home.

Marlon Mack showed all that Louisville stuff was just terrible reporting, and he came to Tampa too.

Vincent Jackson Jr.'s Twitter account was all the rage amongst the USF recruitnik faithful, but he gave them a reason to keep following:

The big quarterback everyone wanted also signed, as Quinton Flowers heads to Tampa too.

Tyre McCants had EVERYONE coming after him too, including the biggest of the big boys. He chose USF.

But this was my favorite pic of the day. D'Ernest Johnson, a teammate of Bayes at Immokalee, took this shot as they both signed to come to play at USF:


National Signing Day 2014 basically couldn't have gone any better. Denzel Ward could have come here but he had a signing announcement I streamed on my laptop where he pump faked for the USF hat, then chose Syracuse.

As far as rankings, USF is far and away the #1 class in the AAC by all the recruiting services. They're also 39th nationally as of this writing according to, with a TON of P5 schools behind them:

Incredible. Stand up, Bulls Nation. Today is a great day. #DIDSOMETHING

This gives some needed hope to a fan base that's been desperate for something to cheer about. Check out Coach T's Bus!!

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