After considering other options, Jesuit High School quarterback Tommy Eveld has decided to accept the Bulls offer to come to USF as a preferred walk on.
"Yes sir, I'm officially a Bull!" Eveld said. "I like the coaching staff, the players, and the facilities are absolutely great. I'm very happy with my choice.
Eveld had a gray shirt offer from Western Kentucky, offers from Fairmont State (Div. II), John Carroll (Div. III), Marietta (Div. III), and was waiting to see if any other offers came in the last the last few weeks before he decided to follow his heart and accept the Bulls offer yesterday.
"USF has been my dream school," said Eveld. "I just wanted to see if I was going to get anything big. Nothing was happening, so I decided to go with what I've been feeling and become a Bull!"
The 6-foot-5, 190 pound QB led 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 159-for-246 (65%), with 20 TDs against only 10 interceptions. He also rushed the ball 57 times for 149 yards with 3 TDs. Eveld also won the 2011 Golden Gun competition at the ESPN Rise Elite 11 Quarterback Camp to go with a long list of accolades.
Eveld was still looking for a place to play his college ball. That changed when he called USF QB coach Peter Vass to tell him of his decision.
"Coach Vaas said they are real happy to have me, and very lucky to have me too," said Eveld. "I feel real good about my choice and I'm completely happy with my decision."