Skip Holtz and staff landed another piece of the puzzle when Guito Ervilus a defensive end/athlete at Oak Ridge HS in Orlando committed to USF shortly after his official visit to Tampa.
"He loved his visit and committed to South Florida," said Head Coach Elijah Williams. "He and his mother really loved the coaching staff, their approach to academics, the campus and the facilities. They were very impressed with the whole visit."
The 6-foot-4, 230 pound prospect put his name on the recruiting map with an impressive junior season. Finishing with 38 tackles, 4 for a loss, three sacks, an interception, 2 passes broken up and a forced fumble. He also had 20 catches and three touchdowns on offense. and schools took notice as he had over two dozen offers before tearing his ACL in the spring.
"Lately the main schools recruiting him were USF, UNC, UCF, Kentucky, FAU and FIU," said Williams. "He's been very high on USF and the visit just sealed the deal."
Ervilus was joined on the visit with his mother and the two just fell in love with the program.
"He and his mother just loved everything, the staff, the academics, the overall atmosphere and how well organized everything was," said Williams. "They said it was the best visit they've ever been on."
Ervilus was very close to committing while on the trip, but didn't make it official until returning home.
"His mom and him talked about it and felt they were by far the best fit," said Williams. "Everything they did they did was very family orientated. It wasn't just the coaches but they had their wives and kids with them when they went to dinner and bowling and things like that."
"His mom really liked everything about the staff and how they were with the players, how they looked after the players and making sure they do the right things," said Williams. "Everything about the visit was perfect."
The standout athlete will come in as a defensive end for the Bulls and has great upside according to Williams.
"He came back and played in five games this year. He's a big athletic kid with a lot of potential," said Williams. "He's only played football for about a year and a half."
In limited amount of play, Ervilus recorded 2 sacks and about 25 tackles, with several tackles for a loss and passes batted down. He also had about 400 yards receiving with 4 scores.
"He's very talented and a hard working kid," said Williams. "He's very athletic, versatile, and can play multiple positions. He'll do what he's told and is very coachable. He's tall, athletic, and you can't coach his size. His potential is unlimited."
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