Harley Plans to Announce Decision next Week

Georgia Military linebacker LeGrande Harley took an official visit to South Florida over the weekend and plans to make his decision next week. Will the Bulls make the cut?

With star middle linebacker DeDe Lattimore out of the lineup next season for Chuck Bresnahan and the South Florida defense, the Bulls have hit the recruiting trail vigorously in 2013 in hopes of finding their future captain of the defense for the next couple years.

The Bulls went to Lattimore's home state of Georgia and found a disciplined head hunter from Georgia Military College named LeGrande Harley. The 6-foot-1, 230-pound linebacker previously took official visits to Western Michigan and Appalachian State and enjoyed his time at those institutions.

This weekend was Willie Taggart and the South Florida Bulls turn to step up to the plate to host Harley, and the linebacker recaps his time spent down in the Sunshine State.

"I got there on Friday," Harley said. "I hung out with the players and coaches and went out for the night while they showed me all around. On Saturday, we went to Busch Gardens and then they showed me all around the campus. I was hosted by C.J. (Gayre), I think his number is 29. I liked the campus. It was all right there with the football field and the facilities. It was great weather as well. I really liked it. I would give it an eight."

With the departure of linebacker DeDe Lattimore, the Bulls' middle linebacker position is wide open, and if Harley comes in and does what he's supposed to do, early playing time could be in the works for the Peach State linebacker.

"The coaches showed me the depth chart with the players and I have a good chance of coming in and starting if I work hard."

Coming off a strong visit and a great time to South Florida, is Harley inching closer to a decision?

"I plan on making my decision sometime next week," Harley said. "It will be between Appalachian State, Western Michigan and South Florida."

Is there a leader out of the three schools Harley is considering?

"I'm going to hold that in."

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