Welcome to our series chronicling the #22Bullies (The New South Florida) USF recruiting class of 2022. The series will breakdown every single recruit and transfer that signed/committed to officially become a part of Head Coach Jeff Scott’s third recruiting class. Help us welcome QB Gunnar Smith to the Bulls!
QB Gunnar Smith (Lake Mary High School)
Committed to the Bulls since June 11th, Smith represents one of two quarterbacks added to the 2022 class. Smith is currently ranked as the 102nd best quarterback in the 2022 class by 247Sports.com, garnering an offer from Kentucky with interest from West Virginia and Notre Dame during his recruitment. Smith will enroll with the Bulls in the summer.
Run the Tape:
Great touch on deep passes down the field. Underrated mobility as a pro-style QB who can make plays with his legs when given the chance. Accurate passer who won’t miss too many throws at the next level. Has the opportunity to really fill out his frame with a college strength and conditioning program. Was asked to make all the throws at the high school level. Impressive ability to place the ball where he wants to.
The four-year starter out of Lake Mary was one of those recruits that looking back, should’ve had A LOT more attention than he did during his recruitment and in typical USF fashion, why not pull another QB out of the Orlando area? Gunnar finished up his high school career with over 8,000 passing yards and 90 total TDs to boot, coming in as one of the more experienced HS QBs that USF has had in a long time. Smith comes from an offense that aligns well to what the Bulls are currently doing and I’ll be excited to see how he develops as a QB over the next few years. Welcome to the Bulls Gunnar!
#22Bullies USF Football Class of 2022
|1||Michael Williams||LB||West Bloomfield||0.8891||5.7|
|2||Jhalyn Shuler||LB||Coffeyville C.C. (KS)||0.8634||5.6|
|3||Eddie Kelly||DE||West Orange||0.8633||5.7|
|4||DeAunte Hunter||LB||Lowndes HS (GA)||0.8540||5.5|
|5||Byrum Brown||QB||Rolesville HS (NC)||0.8497||5.6|
|6||Jackson Long||TE||Beech HS (TN)||0.8477||5.5|
|7||Javohn Thomas||WR||Sickles HS||0.8423||5.5|
|8||Gunnar Smith||QB||Lake Mary HS||0.8405||5.6|
|9||Jacquez Williams||DT||Jenkins HS (GA)||0.8302||5.4|
|10||Jayson Littlejohn||TE||College of the Sequoias (CA)||0.8283||5.4
|11||Jhalin Hobbs||DT||Lennard HS||0.8281||5.4|
|12||Tavin Ward||CB||Palmetto Prep (SC)||0.7884||5.2|