Bradenton Manatee QB Brion Carnes loses offer from USF; Manatee teammate Ace Sanders to South Carolina

Orlando Sentinel

Bradenton Manatee stars QB Brion Carnes and WR Ace Sanders looked as if they were quite possibly a package commitment to USF a few weeks ago. They were on campus the first weekend of the Skip Holtz era and it looked like Holtz was trying to woo them in.

Not anymore, Sanders committed to South Carolina on Thursday and USF reportedly has pulled Carnes scholarship offer, much to the dismay of Manatee coach Joe Kinnan, who called USF's actions "classless" and even said "USF is no longer welcome at our school," in the Bradenton Herald.

Carnes, who committed to USF last summer, is cousins with former Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier and he visited Nebraska last weekend. He is also visiting Western Kentucky this weekend and the visits apparently didn't sit well with Holtz. USF called to pull the offer on Friday, according to the Herald.

Holtz apparently is chasing LaGrange, Ga., athlete/quarterback Jamius Gunsby, who has offers from Florida and Kentucky yet remains uncommitted. Gunsby told the St. Pete Times he would commit to the Bulls during his visit this weekend.

As for Sanders, he definitely had USF in the mix, but the whole Jim Leavitt investigation and subsequent firing turned him in a different direction.

"Coach Leavitt was a big reason why I was considering USF," Sanders told the Sarasota Herald-Tribune at the time of the firing. "They are no longer in my top three. I knew about the investigation, but I didn't see this happening."

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