With USF Coach Willie Taggart and staff making it a priority to find and keep Tampa's top talent home, they offered another local prospect in Gaither's Amani Oruwariye, an emerging defensive back, that will is one of the area's best this class.
As a junior, the 6-foot-1, 175-pound Oruwariye had 43 tackles, three interceptions and three blocked punts for Gaither last season. As a sophomore, he had 31 tackles and five interceptions.
"My best assets are that I have good height, long arms and playmaking ability," said Oruwariye. "I have a good knack for finding the ball and making plays."
The emerging prospect might have been a bit under the radar, but that changed when he reeled in his first two offers over the past week.
Recruiting has been going really good the past two weeks, I got two offers from Louisville and USF," said Oruwariye. "Getting those felt amazing. Like all my work has finally paid off."
The standout corner back said found out about getting the Bulls offer during lunch and excited to get the offer from the home town team.
"It really felt great" said Oruwariye. "The coach is cool and it's really close to home."
The local prospect met coach Taggart briefly, but likes what he brings to the table.
"He seems like a good coach and a cool guy to talk with," said Oruwariye. "He has big plans and I think he'll turn that program around."
With USF being close, Oruwariye has been to the campus, but not on a football visit.
"I've been there before, it's really nice, but I haven't been all around," said Oruwariye. "It seems pretty big and nice from what I've seen. The coach wants me to visit real soon and I plan to over the next few weeks."
With it being early in the process, Oruwariye said he doesn't have an early top list of schools yet, but knows what he'll be looking at when he does.
"No sir I don't. I want to visit some schools first," said Oruwariye. "Then I'll start narrowing things down.
I'll be looking at the area it's in, the coaching staff, conference and playing time."
Stay tuned with USFNation.com as keep you updated on Amani Oruwariye and the rest of the 2014 recruiting class.