Relationships key for Bulls OL commit Reagan

Last weekend, the Bulls picked up a commitment from Clarksville Bruno Reagan, one of the top two-way linemen in Tennessee. The 6-foot-3, 300 pound offensive guard/defensive tackle prospect, who's also a state Wrestling champion talks about the factors behind his decision, what Bulls fans should expect and more.

The USF staff got good news this weekend when Bruno Reagan, an athletic two-way lineman from Clarksville High in Tennessee committed to play for Coach Willie Taggart and the Bulls.

"I committed to USF and I'm very excited about my decision," said Reagan, I can't wait. We‘re going to go down there and bow to no man, win bowls win championships. I want to be with a staff that wants to win and I know that's what Coach T and his staff are about."

The 6-foot-3, 300 pound lineman also had offers from Connecticut, Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, Tennessee State and Georgia State. Cincinnati, Missouri, Ole Miss, Tennessee and Vanderbilt also were showing interest, before he picked USF.

"I chose USF due to my relationship with the coaches. I've know them since the start of my process and there is no other staff I would play for."

The versatile prospect talks about how the commitment all went down.

"I called Coach Wells and told him I was ready during their lineman camp. As soon as they were done I called Coach T and that was pretty much it," said Reagan. "I told him I was ready to get on board and be a Bull."

The Bulls staff was more than happy to take his commitment and Reagan was just as happy to give it.

"They were pretty fired up and they were really excited," said Reagan. "They made me feel like I was just a really big get and that I was there No. 1 O-linemen, so they made me feel really welcome to pat of the family."

"I was just happy that my recruitment was over and very happy with the overall decision I made," said Regan. "I'm excited that I found somewhere that I am welcome and I know they will make me the best player I could be."

As a junior, Regan recorded 66 tackles with 23 tackles for loss and 12 sacks on defense, while registering 53 pancakes on offense and has attracted attention due to his agility, aggressiveness and versatility, which is impressive considering he's entering only his third year of playing football.

"My best assets are my footwork and athleticism. I can really move for my weight," said Regan. "I've been working hard on my technique. I've only played football for 2 years, so we are really getting me on with just getting the technique of a high level football player."

Regan may have only been playing football for a short time, but is an accomplished wrestler and Judo

"I went undefeated defeated as the Tennessee State Champ. I think the official number was 53-0," said Reagan. "I was a national Judo champ and at the 18 Year old and under Tourney. I got 10th in the World.

The versatile athlete talked about how wrestling and judo helps him as a football player.

"It's just that my hands and feet are just really good and I'm aggressive," said Regan. "Plus Football is pretty much just 11 one-on-one battles and all wrestling and judo is about competing and winning those battles.

He may be a two-way standout, but says the Bulls are recruiting him on offense as either a guard or a center and talked about his relationship with Bulls staff and O-line coach Walt Wells.

"They were the first to offer at Western Kentucky and they offered as soon as they got to USF. I'm really close with the O/Coordinator/Line Coach Walt Wells. He has been recruiting me for about a year now," said Reagan. "He's one of the best out there, no doubt. He can be there for you off the field when you need it and get after you on the field. He just really cares about his guys."

Regan likes the feeling he gets from Head Coach Willie Taggart.

"He is just a really cool dude and a great coach that can go to a program and win ball games," said Reagan. "He is one of the coolest coaches I've ever talked to."

Now that he's had some time to think about it, Reagan feels solid with his commitment.

"I feel 100% that I made the right decision. There's nowhere else in the country I would rather go. I asked myself that before and after and the answer is still USF!

The Tennessee lineman hasn't been to USF yet but will take a trip to Tampa on July 7th and 8th. He also had something to say for the USF fans out there.

"Remember when USF was ranked #2 in the Nation? We are going to be back up there again," said Regan. "Florida State, Miami, all of them, they aren't ready for what we are coming with!"

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