Back at it like a bad habit, the USF Football 2020 Recruiting Class is officially wrapped up with everyone on board as of February 5th. With that being said, we are here to cover several of the recent signees to the class. Let’s welcome Levontae Camiel, Holden Willis, Uriah Greene, and Sincere Brown to the Bulls!!!
OLB Levontae Camiel, Columbia (Lake City, FL)
A one-time South Alabama commit, Levontae committed to USF back in June 2019. Camiel was rated as a three-star recruit out of high school, generating a 0.8302 247Sports Composite score. Ranked as the 115th best outside linebacker in the country, Camiel went with the Bulls over offers from Rutgers, Appalachian State, Cincinnati, FIU, and Florida Atlantic amongst others.
Effective in a two-point stance off the LOS (line of scrimmage), utilizing pass rush moves to get past the lineman in front of him. Camiel takes direct pursuit angles to the ball, flashing enough speed and athleticism to run down anyone in the backfield. He’s an active linebacker off the edge that will give offenses headaches if left unaccounted for. Has a knack for making plays and being “the guy” when the defense needs a big stop.
Let’s start with the fact that the 2020 class was once LOADED with linebackers. Camiel may be the only one that ended up actually signing, but don’t let that discourage you from a talent-standpoint at all.
What I’ll be curious to see is how new Defensive Coordinator Glenn Spencer utilizes his linebackers moving forward. It’s easy to look at Spencer’s time at FAU and mirror that scheme in Tampa, but he has a completely different roster to work with at USF. I think Camiel is a perfect fit at outside linebacker, especially off the edge where he can make an impact at the LOS, but Spencer might utilize Camiel inside depending on how this defense shapes up. Regardless, I like the talent coming back in 2020 to fill a two-deep with Camiel coming in at the perfect time with numbers being needed at the position with starters like Dwayne Boyles and Antonio Grier heading into their junior seasons.
So Levontae, what are your thoughts on Jeff Scott?
“He is a legit guy and straight forward about his process. I felt comfortable around him and his plans.”
TE Holden Willis, Greenback School (Greenback, TN)
For the scoop on TE Holden Willis, please check out my previous article here!
Verified 4.13 shuttle time and 4.66 40 highlight his athleticism at the position. As a wise receiver in high school, Willis will have no problem being a threat as a pass catcher at tight end. (Soft hands) YAC (Yards After Catch) receiver that will break tackles and gain yards after first contact, an area that will continue to improve once in a college strength & conditioning program. Willing blocker that was a force against defenses in the open field. Has a good feel as a receiver, knowing when to sit on a route in zone coverage or separate from a defender in man coverage. Shown the ability to win on short passes and vertical shots down the field.
Call him “The Project” for the 2020 class. Anytime a high school player goes from one position to another, it’s difficult to project what that player will look like at the next level. I’m confident in Willis as a receiving tight end and if Coach Jeff Scott envisions Holden the same way, I like what I see. Get Willis in a college strength and conditioning program where he can put on some muscle/weight and teach him the finer points about the position (including Mitchell Wilcox type blocking on the LOS) and you have something here. He can become a complete tight end over time, just depends on what the staff wants from him on offense moving forward.
OG Uriah Greene, Mallard Creek (Charlotte, NC)
For the scoop on OG Uriah Greene, please check out my previous article here!
Devastating hand punch against the pass rush, often knocking players on their backs. Proven ability to move the LOS by 5 yards at will. Does a great job of locking on defenders to control them through blocks. Good natural wide base. Looks comfortable in pass pro, showing the ability to “anchor down” when facing a power rush from the defender. Athletic enough to move in open space and block downfield on screen plays, etc. Fantastic effort until the whistle blows, continuously drives his feet and finishes blocks.
Great signing by CJS and staff in landing the OG out of North Carolina in a position that does need the numbers heading forward. I like Greene’s tape as you’re looking at a player that could play either guard or tackle at the next level. His tape shows his ability at both, so the staff has options when it comes to Greene. I think he sticks at guard for the Bulls, but I like his ability in pass protection as well, showing to be more than capable enough to face off against defensive ends on the edge. Look for Greene moving forward as someone that should find himself in the mix on the line with players leaving over the next two years.
Sincere Brown, First Baptist Church School (Charleston, SC)
For the scoop on wide receiver Sincere Brown, please check out my previous article!
Great combination of size and speed. Possesses rare ball skills, comfortable in jump ball situations down the field where the receiver is required to make a play with his hands over the defender. Has the ability to separate from defenders with top end speed. Great hands that will make the tougher catches at the position. “Red-zone receiver” that will prove to be a difficult match-up for defenders, using his size and length to win over smaller defensive backs to high point the ball.
Add some size to him in a college strength & conditioning program and you’re looking at a receiver that has all the tools to be special at the next level. For me, how he develops as a route runner will be the biggest area that he can work on once he steps on campus. Overall, I like his potential and will be curious to see how he progresses over the next few years. At a position like wideout, it could be sooner rather than later (see Xavier Weaver from 2019) for Brown to see the field. Stay tuned as this will be a position to keep an eye on in the new era under Jeff Scott.
Last Call on the 2020 Class! (ICYMI)
David Anderton and Michael Cucci Added On for 2020:
In other recruiting news, add in OC David Anderton out of Edgewater HS (Orlando, FL) and wise receiver Michael Cucci from Lakewood Ranch to the USF Football 2020 roster. Joey Knight from the Tampa Bay Times reported that Cucci will be joining the Bulls as a preferred walk-on. In Anderton’s case, Will Turner from Bulls247.com reported that Anderton will be a walk-on, but it seems like CJS and staff will look at Anderton for a scholarship down the line based on how Anderton’s recruitment went with the Bulls coaching staff before national signing day. Cucci brings the size at 6-4 that CJS seems to be looking for at receiver and Anderton comes in as an experienced center that could fill in for Michael Wiggs who graduates after the 2020 season. Welcome David Anderton and Michael Cucci to the Bulls!
Gilber Edmond Flips to South Carolina:
The flip that came out of nowhere to everyone besides Gilber Edmond and the South Carolina coaching staff, the defensive end out of Fort Pierce Westwood (Fort Pierce, FL) committed to the Gamecocks on National Signing Day, becoming the 14th decommit to the 2020 class. As a raw prospect at the DE position, I’ll be curious to see Edmond’s progression as a outside linebacker over the next few years. Definitely a player to keep tabs on with all the potential in the world to make a name for himself in the SEC. Now that the decommitment madness is over as we move into the 2021 class, we wish Edmond nothing but the best with the Gamecocks moving forward!
Leave your thoughts and comments below and be sure to tune in next week when I cover the recent additions to the 2021 class!
|1||Omarion Dollison (ENROLLED)||WR||Gray Academy (Columbia, SC)||0.8362||5.6|
|2||Christopher Townsel (ENROLLED)||DB||Deerfield Beach (Deerfield Beach, FL)||0.8322||5.5|
|3||Sione Tuitupou (ENROLLED)||DT||East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA)||0.8195||5.4|
|4||Katravis Marsh (SIGNED)||QB||Miami Central (Miami, FL)||0.8558||5.5|
|5||Jordan Smith (SIGNED)||QB||Columbia (Lake City, FL)||0.8551||5.6|
|6||Ben Knox (SIGNED)||CB||Deland (Deland, FL)||0.8366||5.5|
|7||Tramel Logan (SIGNED)||WDE||Booker T. Washington (Miami, FL)||0.8356||5.4|
|8||Cesar Reyes (SIGNED)||OG||Chamberlain (Tampa, FL)||0.8343||5.5|
|9||Mac Harris (SIGNED)||S||Villages Charter School (The Villages, FL)||0.8323||5.4|
|10||AJ Hamilton (SIGNED)||CB||Dunnellon, (Dunnellon, FL)||0.8315||5.5|
|11||Levontae Camiel (SIGNED)||OLB||Columbia (Lake City, FL)||0.8302||5.4|
|12||Brian Battie (SIGNED)||RB||Sarasota (Sarasota, FL)||0.8302||5.4|
|13||Holden Willis (SIGNED)||TE||Greenback School (Greenback, TN)||0.8254||5.3|
|14||Uriah Greene (SIGNED)||OG||Mallard Creek (Charlotte, NC)||0.8079||5.2|
|15||Sincere Brown (SIGNED)||WR||First Baptist Church School (Charleston, SC)||0.8065||5.3|