Archibald Receives First Instate Offer

Dade City (Fla.) Pasco junior Bowman Archibald picked up his first instate offer on Friday from South Florida.

Not relatively known to many, but Bowman Archibald, a 6-foot-6, 240-pound junior tight end at Dade City (Fla.) Pasco High School, is an impressive athlete that possesses a significant amount of potential.

With two early scholarship offers on the table from Mississippi State and Indiana, the Pasco standout doubled his offer list on Friday after receiving offers from the Tennessee Volunteers and the South Florida Bulls.

While Tennessee made an appearance at Pasco High School earlier in the week, Bulls' head coach Willie Taggart strolled down to the school on Friday for his turn to seek out some local talent that resides inside the Sunshine state.

"Coach Taggart came to see me today," Archibald said. "He said he loved my film and offered me on the spot. I liked what he had to say about the program as well and how local it is. I think coach Taggart has the program going in a positive direction. I'll be sure to check out a few spring practices."

With a terrific mix of athleticism and size at such a young age, Archibald's future position depends on how much he'll grow over the next couple years.

"USF is recruiting me for both tight end and linebacker," Archibald said. "They said whichever one I grow into. Their staff believes everything will be turned around with some solid recruiting."

On offense, Archibald caught three passes for touchdowns. On the defensive side of the ball, he finished the season with one interception, three fumble recoveries, five sacks and around 40 tackles. Pasco was eliminated in the region in the region quarterfinals by Citra (Fla.) North Marion.

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