With just days until players sign their letter of intent, USF doesn't have a committed quarterback and are still looking to add a one for the class of 2012. One player they've targeted is local prospect Tommy Eveld out of Jesuit, who came in to check out USF for an official visit this past weekend.
"The visit was good. I had a real good time," said Eveld. "I really like the USF coaching staff and just being around everybody."
Eveld, who stands 6-foot5, 190 pounds had a solid year leading Jesuit to a 10-1 record and into the playoffs where they lost to Pasco in the regional finals. Eveld threw for 2326 yards on 59-for-246 (65% completion), with 20 TDs against only 10 interceptions. He also rushed the ball 57 times for 149 yards with 3 TDs.
Eveld won the 2011 Golden Gun competition at the ESPN Rise Elite 11 Quarterback Camp in Orlando to go with a long list of accolades but is still looking for a place where he'll play his college ball.
As of right now Eveld has a gray shirt offer from Western Kentucky, offers from Fairmont State (Div. II), John Carroll (Div. III), Marietta (Div. III), and preferred walk-on offer from USF. So while he's still contemplated where to go checked out USF.
"The visit went well. The coaches were nice and the campus was nice as well," said Eveld. "They made me feel like I was home and that they really wanted me to be there."
While on his visit Eveld was hosted by his older brother Bobby, who joined USF as a walk-on, and has been a valuable player on the Bulls roster. The younger Eveld talked about how it was being hosted by his holder brother.
"It was cool," said Eveld. "He showed me around and made me feel even more like I was home."
Eveld also got to hang out with the other Bulls on roster.
"It was real good. I already knew a lot of them," said Eveld. "So it was like being around friends."
The local prospect has been to USF many time and talked about what he thought of the Bulls campus and the facilities.
"I like them a lot. The campus is real nice," said Eveld. "The facilities are among the best I've ever seen."
Since he's been there many times before, there were some things that he learned that he didn't know before.
"The things I learned that were new to me were mostly the academics. Their engineering department is really good, especially the civil engineering branch. I want to major in either civil engineering or Marine Biology, but I'm not sure which yet."
After a weekend seeing what USF had to offer Eveld talked about how the visit affect how he felt about USF
"I still think of USF the same. I like USF a lot, and I'm really considering going there," said Eveld. "But I'm not going to make any decisions until later in February."
Eveld discussed how he felt about USF as a program and why he's considering them.
"I really like the team, the coaches and the school. I'm real interested and I wouldn't mind going there," said Eveld. "I am going to leave my options open though."
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as we keep you updated on Tommy Eveld's recruitment and the rest of the class of 2012.