Holston goes with USF

Troy Holston is off the board and headed to South Florida. He committed to Stan Heath Wednesday morning.

Troy Holston recently narrowed his list of schools to six. Then he dwindled it down to two -- Miami and South Florida. On Wednesday, Holston popped for USF.

Oldsmar (Fla.) Christian coach Jordan Fair confirmed the news to Scout.com.

"He kind of wanted to stay close to home," Fair said. "He feels like he has a good support system here. He feels like he has a chance to make a major impact on the program. There really hasn't been a high scoring guard in their program since Dominique Jones."

Fair commended the job the South Florida staff did recruiting Holston.

"They did a really good job recruiting him," Fair said. "Coach [Stan] Heath had a really hands on job in this recruitment and coach [Steve] Roccaforte did a really good job with his recruitment.

Holston, who also entertained interest from Marquette, Alabama, Memphis and Kansas State, is known for his ability to shoot the basketball.

"I think with the progression that he's had over the past two years I think he can make a major impact at South Florida," Fair said. "I think he could potentially be a go-to scorer at South Florida. He shoots it at a high level, is very athletic and if he continues to improve his handle it'll add a whole new dimension."

Holston is USF's first verbal pledge in the 2014 class.

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