Chad Simmons

Dingle Dishes On Final Three Schools Following Official Visit to USF

Three remain for former Miami commit and Scout's 41st-ranked wide receiver out of the South, Kevaughn Dingle, who officially visited South Florida over the weekend.

Kevaughn Dingle, a former Miami (Fl) Hurricanes wide receiver commit, isn't quite ready to go public with a clear-cut leader in his recruitment, but says a trio of suitors, including two out of the Sunshine State, remain in the picture with National Signing Day three days away.

Checking in as the nation's 94th-ranked wide receiver on Scout, Dingle is a product of talent-loaded Miami Carol City that's been rewarded with offers from KentuckyLouisvilleUtahIllinoisWest Virginia and Tennessee among others.

"I'm going to announce on Signing Day," Dingle told Scout. "The top three right now are FIU, South Florida and Utah."

The 6-foot-1, 188-pound pass catcher was initially planning to spend this weekend with the Kentucky Wildcats, but quickly reconsidered once earning an offer from Charlie Strong's staff just roughly two weeks ago, thanks in large part to the presence of cornerbacks coach Corey Bell.

"Everything was good," Dingle said of this weekend's official visit to USF. "The main thing that stood out was the talk Charlie Strong and I had. He was telling me some great things, things I need to work on, things I could do there, and most of all, the things he's going to do there.

"They were telling me to come be great, and that I can change things around and start off new. Everybody is waiting to see how Charlie Strong is going to do, and I could be a big part of it. They also run that spread offense, so I can be a part of that too."

Dingle is accustomed to Raymond James Stadium after previously dropping in for a couple of USF's home games, so this visit certainly provided his eyes with something new.

"The campus was nice," Dingle said. "We didn't really have the chance to look at everything, but I liked everything I did see. I usually went to a game every time I visited South Florida, but the campus was nice there."

With an offer sheet like Dingle's, it's no surprise that not one but a flurry of USF coaches are really putting forth the effort and making themselves available to the 14th-ranked wide receiver in the state.

"I hung with a lot of the coaches; that's the one thing about them," Dingle said. "Everybody showed me love and liked me. I chilled with (running backs) coach (Shaun) King, the new OC (Sterlin Gilbert), and I had the chance to sit down and talk to him.

"I also talked with the DC (Brian Jean-Mary) and coach (Charlie) Williams, the wide receivers coach. I got to meet the whole staff and it was great. The one thing I like is that I would have the chance to go into something new."

Dingle officially visited hometown FIU back on Jan. 13, and spent the weekend of the 20th out in Salt Lake City visiting with the Utes.

As always, stay tuned to Scout.

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