USF will host a bevy of talented in-state prospects Sunday afternoon at the team’s junior day event, many of them from the Orlando area and Central Florida.
The Bulls will receive visits from Winter Garden West Orange defensive end/ linebacker Corey Vereen (6-3, 220) — ranked No. 15 in the Sentinel’s 2013 Florida Top 100, DeLand running back JoJo Kemp (5-9, 190) — ranked No. 100 — and the Winter Park duo of quarterback Asiantii Woulard (6-4, 205) and defensive back Blake McClain (6-0, 185), who is ranked No. 67 on the Top 100.
All four players have offers from USF.
Orlando Olympia will also send three top prospects to USF this weekend: Offensive lineman Shawn Curtis (6-5, 265) — ranked No. 75, defensive end Ramar Dennis (6-5, 225) — ranked No. 94, and running back John Armstrong (5-7, 170). All three have BCS offers, but have not received anything official from South Florida.
Orlando Freedom receiver Jeff Badet (5-11, 160) — ranked No. 63 and lineman Kevin Maurice (6-3, 270) will also make the trip.
The Bulls are coming off an impressive 2012 recruiting effort in which they compiled the No. 49 ranked recruiting class in the nation, according to Rivals.com, that consisted of highly-touted prospects such as Winter Park wide receiver Dvario Montgomery and Citra North Marion tight end Sean Price.
Other top players from around the state who are expected to visit USF Sunday include: Daytona Beach Mainland defensive end Quinton Powell (6-3, 220), Tampa Jesuit wide receiver Travis Johnson (6-4, 204), Tampa Hillsborough defensive end Jordan Sherit (6-4, 235), Tampa Plant offensive lineman Richy Klepal (6-5, 270), St. Petersburg Lakewood wide receiver Rodney Adams (6-1, 166), Plantation running back and Miami commit Alex Collins, Crescent City defensive tackle and Florida commit Caleb Brantley, Seffner Armwood receiver Alvin Bailey (5-11, 175), Pensacola Washington athlete Dejon Funderburk (6-1, 175) and Tampa Wharton cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III (5-10, 175). Hargreaves' father, Vernon II, is the special teams coordinator and defensive ends coach at USF and was also part of head coach Skip Holtz's staff at East Carolina.
Brendan Sonnone is the Sentinel's recruiting correspondent and can be reached at email@example.com. Follow Brendan on Twitter at @BSonnone or Facebook at Brendan Sonone or at Orlando Sentinel Recruiting.