USF up on list for Nature Coast's Blackwood

Nature Coast's Rohan Blackwood one of the Sunshine State's top emerging defensive end prospects participated in the USF Saturday Night Live Elite Camp. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect talks about the USF SNL camp, what keeps the Bulls among his top choices, & more

Rohan Blackwood, Nature Coast's standout defensive end with is becoming a very well known name. The 6-foot-5, 205 pound defensive end visited Tampa for USF junior day and picked up his first in-state offer. See what he thought about the visit and getting the offer from Coach Taggart and staff.

"The camp was pretty good actually, they had some good competition, with some top recruits out here," said Blackwood. "Coach Taggart brought out some good talent, and I had to come show them what I got."

The Nature Coast defensive end has been to USF before, but this was the first time he got to work with the staff, and he wanted to impress them in person.

"I just wanted to come here and show them what I got," said Blackwood. "They've seen me on film before, but this was the first time they were able to get their hands on me and work with me."

The 6-foot-5, 210-pound prospect was indeed impressive in front of the Bulls coaching staff.

 "Everything turned out good and I had a successful day," said Blackwood "I think I did pretty good all-around and was killing it on the one-on-ones. I'd say I beat my man 4-out-of-5 times."

Blackwood heard some encouraging words from the staff

"They were saying that I come off of the edge quick, and my inside moves are quick," said Blackwood. "They also said that my hands are good and strong and how much they liked me as a player."

The standout prospect likes what USF's new Coach Willie Taggart and what he's doing with the program.

"I like what Coach Taggart is doing, he's bringing in the local talent, so that's good. "I think USF is going to be a top program. I think they're going to be good this year coming out and be one of the top teams."

The Bulls were Blackwoods first big offer from an in-state school, but now he's up to 18 offers including ones from Miami, Louisville, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia, & Mississippi State. He doesn't have a favorite list of schools at this time.

"No, not right now I, I'm just going with the flow," said Blackwood. "I'm just researching some schools and seeing which ones I can go to camps, and make visits to check them out."

Without naming a short list of schools, Blackwood did talk about where the Bulls fit among his interest level.

"USF, they've always been up on top," said Blackwood. "I like Coach Taggart and what he's doing. I think they're going to be a good program, so they're up on my list and trying to stay there."

Blackwood said he doesn't no when he'll make his decision, but doesn't think he'll be making a signing day announcement

"I don't have a timeframe set, but I don't think it'll be too far in the year," said Blackwood. "I don't think I'm going to wait that long."

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