The 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback has been a Miami commit since the summer, and remains committed to the Canes, but when Randy Shannon was fired after the loss to USF, Bridgewater has opened things up. Last week, USF coaches went down to Miami to see the coveted QB prospect, and the visit talks started, and carried on through the weekend.
The Miami Northwestern standout is rated the No. 3 quarterback in the nation, and if he chose the Bulls would be one of the top rated recruits in USF football history, joining the likes of current Bulls Ryne Giddins, and Terrence Mitchell as the most decorated high school recruits, and former star Jason Pierre-Paul, who was a highly rated JUCO transfer.
This season, Bridgewater missed two games this season with a minor knee injury, but still led Dade County with over 2,600 yards and 22 touchdowns with only two interceptions thrown, while rushing for more than 200 yards. In the Class 6A semifinals Bridgewater threw for 436 yards and scored four touchdowns in the 42-27 loss to Miami Central. As a junior, Bridgewater had 40 scores, threw for 2,546 yards and 32 touchdowns, with 400 yards and eight scores on the ground.
Bridgewater competed in the Scout/Badger 7-on-7 tournament held at USF last spring. Playing for the South Florida Express, Bridgewater led his team to the championship game, where they lost on the final play. The top three teams were invited to Alabama where Bridgewater led the South Florida Express to win the first annual Badger Sport/New Level Athletics National 7-on-7 Championship. Bridgewater was invited to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio that will be held this January.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Teddy Bridgewater's recruitment and the rest of the class of 2011.