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Abraham + Co. Fuel Hometown Takeover | by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com |

South Florida Head Coach Willie Taggart is making his presence known in the highly competitive Florida recruiting circuit. The Bulls added the 9th 2014 commit Saturday in 3-Star East Lake Safety Devin Abraham (Tarpon Springs, FL).

Abraham, son of Ex-Buc Donnie Abraham, recorded 67 tackles & eightย INTs in 2012 as a Junior after transferring from Gibbs HS. The 5โ€™9, 175 pound Defensive Back is very instinctive & Coach Taggart is high on Abrahamโ€™s ability to read plays before they happen & aggressively break on the ball. The drawback on High School Safety is his โ€˜physicalityโ€™, but expect to see Abraham at the CB position for the Bulls.

Abraham held offers from Western Kentucky, N.C. State, Bowling Green, Middle Tennessee, Ohio & several others. Iโ€™ve added Abrahamโ€™s interview with BigCountyPreps where he discusses USF below. Also, hereโ€™s the short article ESPN put out today: USF Grabs CB with NFL Bloodlines

But wait, thereโ€™s more.

Over the span ofย twoย months, Coach Willie Taggart has stockpiledย his proverbial ‘bus’ with some ofย Tampa Bayโ€™s top 2014 local prospects. On 5/30/2013 3-Star Defensive Back Deatrick Nichols (5โ€™10, 175 pds.) out of Telly Locketteโ€™s old stomping grounds Miami-Central. They both were joined on 6/19 by 3-Star Jefferson HS QB/ATH Deiondre Porter (6โ€™1, 167 pds.) who will play DB or Safety for USF (โ˜– Porter de-committed to head to Florida, but legal trouble made his stint brief).

Abraham + Co. Fuel Hometown Takeover | by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com | DB Deatrick Nichols Deatrick Nichols may be one of the best gets for Taggart at a position in dire need of depth. Nichols is one of the most physical & aggressive cover-corners in the state of Florida. Nicholsโ€™ exceptional ball-hawking ability is reminiscent of former Bulls Safety & current Philadelphia Eagle Nate Allen. Just how good is Nichols? Larry Blustein at South Florida HS Sports ranked Nichols 19th on his Pre-Summer Top 75 for 2014 & that list is erupting with elite talent. Nicholsโ€™ held offers from Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky, LSU, Georgia, Miami (FL), Clemson, Cincinnati, Rutgers, UCLA & UCF amongst others.

Abraham + Co. Fuel Hometown Takeover | by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com | ATH Deiondre Porter Jefferson 3-Star QB/ATH Deiondre Porter shows good size at 6โ€™1, 180 pds. & despite being listed as a DB, I see him molding into SS JaQuez Jenkins replacement. Porter checked in with a 4.67 40-yard dash (laser) & 36.9-inch vertical at the Spring Nike Combine. Porter aired it out for 2,276-yards, scored 27 touchdowns & tossed 13 interceptions in 2012. Porter also darted for 400 yards & 5 TDs during his Junior season. Coastal Carolina, Iowa State, Ball State, UMass and Samford were also seeking Porterโ€™s talents. (For more info on Porter see: Jefferson ATH Porter Picks Hometown Bulls)

Now the best stat of all, 4 current 2014 USF verbal commits were ranked on John C. Coteyโ€™s Debate Time: A Look Ahead at the Class of 2014 list in January. Coach Willie Taggart is slowing assembling his crew of Bullies & heโ€™s focused on Tampa Bayโ€™s premier talent.

Abraham + Co. Fuel Hometown Takeover | by Matthew Manuri | SoFloBulls.com |

The future looks bright for Bulls fans that have been dragged through the mud the last few horrific seasons. Currently USFโ€™s Class of 2014 is ranked 38th by 247 Sports.

by Matthew Manuri

Devin Abrahamโ€™s Interview with BigCountyPreps:

Deiondre Porterโ€™s 2012 Highlights:

Deatrick Nicholsโ€™s 2012 Highlights:

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