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 CB Tavin Ward to the Bulls!
CB Tavin Ward (Palmetto Prep)
Committed to the Bulls since October 25th, Ward represents the 2022 class as the only cornerback to be added during the 2022 period. Ward is currently ranked as the 3rd best cornerback in the 2022 class by 247Sports.com at the prep school rank, garnering an offer from Youngstown State during his recruitment. Before joining Palmetto Prep in South Carolina, Ward was a two-way star at North Fort Myers where he racked up 2,511 all-purpose yards along with 45 tackles. Ward enrolled with the Bulls in January.
Run the Tape:
Former two-way player at North Fort Myers who can translate his skills on offense to the cornerback position. Possesses ideal size, weight, and athleticism to play CB at the next level. Impressive tackling ability in open space. Flips his hips well in and out of breaks. Physical corner who loves to bump receivers off the line. Very sound from a technique standpoint. Turns his head around when the ball is coming his way. Was asked to play all over the secondary at the prep level.
Ward has all the tools to be a great corner at the next level and after his high school career displayed an athlete that can be just as good on the offensive side of the ball, I’m excited to see what Ward can do at cornerback. As the film shows, you see a corner that can line up inside or outside and for a position group that is always looking for the next man to step up, Ward will join the Bulls secondary as a tailored corner ready to compete with the rest of the group in Spring Camp. Welcome to the Bulls Tavin!
#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|