USF is still trying to put the finishing touches on the 2012 recruiting class, but they're already looking ahead to 2013. One player that emerged on the radar is American Heritage LB Michael Deeb, who just received his first offer from the Bulls.
The USF staff has a penchant of discovering young talented prospects and being the first to offer. American Heritage's Michael Deeb, a 2013 prospect fits that bill to a tee. Deeb started at defensive end at Archbishop McCarthy his freshman and sophomore seasons then transferred to American Heritage and has been getting a lot of attention after a stand-out performance as a junior.
"Everything's going great! I've been working hard and keeping my grades up," said Deeb, who carries a ?3.75 GPA in high school.
The 6-foot-2, 237 pound recruit is considered a physical prospect with great instincts and motor that doesn't quit. He's got good speed for his size, running a 4.65-40, and is strong, bench press: 310 lbs, squatting: 460 lbs, and has good explosiveness with a 34.0 vertical and a 9'7 broad jump.
Deeb finished his junior season with close to 90 tackles, f forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovered, a bunch of passes deflected, and 3 interceptions. One he returned for a 35 yard score. For his efforts he was named to the Class 5A All-State second Team.
"My best assets are my ability to lead and my work ethic," said Deeb, who's also a team leader. "I lead by doing what I need to do on the field and off the field."
On the recruiting front many programs have taken notice of the future star and have expressed interest.
"I'm just enjoying the whole process," said Deeb. "I just received my first offer from USF. They told my head coach and defensive coordinator at the coach's convention and my coach called me and told me."
The all-state linebacker talked about how he felt to get the offer from the Bulls.
"It feels great, I'm real excited about it" said Deeb. "I've never been to USF would definitely like to see the campus and look into it academically."
Deeb admitted that he doesn't know a lot about the USF program when asked, except for what he's seen on TV, but wants to learn more.
"I don't know a lot as of now," said Deeb. "I've seen them play on TV before that's mostly it. It's definitely something I want to look in to."
Besides USF the standout linebacker said other schools have shown interest as well.
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Michael Deeb, and the rest of the class of 2012 and beyond.