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We are litty to unveil the ninth edition of our ‘SoFloBulls.com 2016 USF Football Highlights Series’ as Bulls ball hawk Ronnie Hoggins enters fall camp under first year head coach Charlie Strong and defensive coordinator Brian Jean-Mary. Our ‘#BallHogg19 South Florida DB Ronnie Hoggins Highlights 2016’ is a top-shelf concoction of the Broward County native’s biggest plays and interceptions from the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
I have a personal affliction towards Hoggins because I sent his tape and information over to then USF Director of Player Personnel Paul Gonnella for evaluation after watching the 954 standout’s highlights. What’s also interesting is Texas, Charlie Strong offered Hoggins just two days before I sent the email in October of 2014. As they say, the rest is history.
Hoggins had a breakout year in 2016, recording 53 total tackles (39 solo), 1.0 tackles for loss, two interceptions, broke up three passes, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble. Hoggins has amassed 79 total tackles (61 solo), 2.5 tackles for loss, four interceptions, breaking up nine passes, forced a fumble, and recovered a fumble in 24 games (started 17) to date in his USF career.
#BallHogg19, aka USF DB Ronnie Hoggins (@RonnieHogginsJr), seems to attract the rock as easily as Kate Upton gains followers on Instagram. The Monarch High School (Coconut Creek, Fla.) class of 2015 graduate was named Broward’s 8A Defensive Player of the Year by the Sun Sentinel after intercepting 15 passes in 12 games as a senior and returning four for touchdowns. Hoggins was also named to the FHSAA’s 2014 Florida All-State 8A First-Team Defense.
Hoggins was rated a 85.11 three-star by 247 Sports, three stars by Scout, a three star 73 by ESPN, and 5.70 three star, 37th best cornerback by Rivals. He also received offers from Texas, Louisville, TCU, Temple, Tulane, Wisconsin, Akron, Bowling Green, Charlotte, Cincinnati, FIU, FAU, Marshall, Massachusetts and Ohio.
The ‘SoFloBulls.com 2016 USF Football Highlight Series’ will continue to bring our die-hard USF Football followers a custom collection of reels ranging from individual highlights like the #HeGone87 Rodney Adams tape to compilations riddled with our staff’s handpicked top plays from the historic 2016 USF Football season.
by Matthew Manuri
Publisher & Editor, SoFloBulls.com | @Mcknurkle
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