Welcome to our series chronicling the #JustWork (as we’re calling it) USF Recruiting Class of 2023. The series will breakdown every single recruit and transfer that signed/committed to officially become a part of Head Coach Alex Golesh’s first recruiting class. Help us welcome OL Nikola Milovac to the Bulls!
OL Nikola Milovac (Clearwater Academy International)
Committed to the Bulls on December 18th 2022, Milovac represents one of eight offensive linemen added to the 2023 class with James Jenkins, Deonte Bowie, Drew Perez, Timothy Lawrence, Cole Skinner, Derek Bowman, and RJ Perry coming along for the ride as well. Via 247Sports.com, Milovac was ranked as the 102nd best offensive tackle in the class, garnering offers from Temple, Middle Tennessee State, Akron, Old Dominion, Marshall and more during his recruitment. Milovac spent time committed to Old Dominion before ultimately signing with the Bulls in December.
Run the Tape:
Consistent motor and effort on film. Good technique across the board, but especially as a run blocker where he consistently drives his feet through a block. Finishes blocks. Great hand placement in pass protection that makes up for standing too tall in hand placement. Moves well for his size and would benefit in an offensive scheme that allows their lineman to move downfield on run blocks/screen plays.
As mentioned in previous articles about linemen, I’m always excited about trench guys that look the part at the high school level. Milovac flashes the tools that you look for in an offensive lineman at the next level and his development can turn him into a prospect that professional football teams are looking for. As it always is with #TeamTrench, how these recruits are able to develop their game for the next level is something to keep an eye on along with the added benefit of bringing in players from a talented program in CAI. #BayMade anyone? For an offensive line that has lost a number of guys to graduation, it could open the window for players like Nikola Milovac to see playing time early. Welcome to the Bulls Nikola!
#JustWork USF Football Class of 2023
|1||JeyQuan Smith||WR||Cajon (CA)||0.8789||5.5|
|2||Israel Carter||QB||Centennial (CA)||0.8786||5.7|
|3||Jarvis Lee||CB||IMG Academy||0.8656||5.5|
|4||James Jenkins||OL||Carrollwood Day||0.8647||5.6|
|5||Nikola Milovac||OL||Clearwater Academy International||0.8600||5.4|
|6||Jaylen Johnson||RB||Appling County (GA)||0.8572||5.6|
|7||Demitrius Carter Jr.||WR||Steinbrenner||0.8552||5.5|
|8||Deonte Bowie||OL||Blinn College (JUCO)||0.8550||5.4|
|9||Drew Perez||OL||Southlake Carroll (TX)||0.8547||5.5|
|10||Tawfiq Byard||S||DeMatha Catholic (MD)||0.8283||5.4
|11||Stantavious Smith||DT||Dougherty (GA)||0.8489||5.5|
|12||Timothy Lawrence||OL||Fleming Island||0.8337||5.4|
|13||Gerard Edimo||TE||Stony Point (TX)||0.8306||5.4|
|14||Cole Skinner||OL||Point Pleasant (NJ)||0.8204||5.4|
|15||Trey Dubuc||LS||Cardinal Gibbons||0.7844||5.3|
|16||Keshaun Singleton||WR||Meadowcreek (GA)||N/A||5.5|
|17||Tyree Kelly||WR||Cairo (GA)||N/A||5.3|