Fullwood staying home at USF

Tajee Fullwood built up a nice list of offers from programs around the country, but he's decided home is where his heart is. The Tampa native gave his pledge to Coach Taggart and the South Florida Bulls and he is thrilled to be a part of what the program is building. Get the latest on the 2014 athlete of Tampa Bay Tech here.

Tajee Fullwood picked South Florida over Louisville, Florida State, Rutgers, Tennessee and more. The 6-foot2, 175-pound athlete wanted to stay home and be a part of what Head Coach Willie Taggart is building in Tampa.

"The connection with the coaches that I have is unbelievable. Every time I go there, they show me love like no other college has. They're and up and coming team, and it's in Tampa, Florida, so I gotta rep my city," Fullwood said.

"Every time I go up there, I'm always with Coach Taggart. It's not like he's just a coach to me, he's more than a coach and I like being around him."

Fullwood said it was a great feeling to tell the USF coaches he'd be staying home and playing his college ball with the Bulls

"They were really excited for me because I felt like they needed me, they were always telling me to keep them in mind, and I'm glad I kept them in mind because that's going to be the school that I'm going to," he said.

With the addition of Fullwood, now six of South Florida's ten commitments are from the Tampa Bay area.

"It really is exciting. If it were possible for Coach Taggart to get everybody from Tampa, we would go somewhere. It would be big, because I feel that Tampa has the best talent in the state of Florida," Fullwood said.

"If everybody would stay in Tampa, it would be something big and I'm really happy that they have that mindset to keep everybody in Tampa."

Fullwood plays mostly corner and some wide receiver, and the Bulls have recruited him as an athlete. Whatever side of the ball he ends up playing on, Fullwood knows he can be a big contributor for USF.

"(I'm bringing) a lot of excitement, I'm very athletic, I'm long, I can cover, so I'm bringing a lot of excitement and a lot of skill," he said.

"They're getting a guy that is from Tampa, Florida, loves the city, can't wait to make Tampa proud. I love Tampa."

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