Deiondre Porter: "I'm a Bull"

South Florida commit Deiondre Porter updates his recruitment, and talks about his sensational senior season. How solid is Porter's commitment to the Bulls?

After racking up a state high 4,698 yards and 53 touchdowns in his senior campaign, Tampa (Fla.) Jefferson quarterback Deiondre Porter received several accolades for his stellar play, including being named the Tampa Bay Times' All-Suncoast Offensive Player of the Year.

Even though the Dragons fell short in their first playoff appearance since winning the state championship in 2010, the South Florida commit was proud of his team's hard work and dedication by winning the big games 2013.

"As a team, I feel like we did very well," Porter said. "We came together as a unit when we needed to and won the big games. As a individual, I think I played a good role of being a leader on the team as the captain."

Due to his versatility to play on either side of the ball when he gets to the next level, several schools have inquired about the explosive athlete in recent months. Porter has one visit scheduled in January, and a host of other schools are trying to get Porter on their campus before Signing Day

"I took my visit to Rutgers already and the only one that is set is Wisconsin in January," Porter said. "Cincinnati, Michigan State, and maybe Miami could get visits. They're recruiting me as an athlete. One coach will say wide receiver and another will one will say defensive back."

Since Porter gave his pledge to Willie Taggart and the Bulls back in the summer, wide receivers' coach David Reeves has preached the opportunity Porter has to showcase his athletic ability early on in his career.

"Coach Reaves has been staying in my ear," Porter said. "He has been telling me that there's opportunity to build and grow at South Florida. You go wherever benefits you in the long run. Nobody else can go to school for you. You have to wake up and go to practice to work your tail off. Opportunity is big with me."

With high school football wrapped up all across the country, Porter has been honing his skillset for whatever position he lines up at next fall.

"I've been learning techniques and trying to perfect my craft for maybe playing receiver or defensive back," Porter said. "I've been going through motions, stopping on a dime and cutting, just working on footwork drills to get my footwork right for when I get to college."

With several schools trying to flip Porter's commitment between now and Signing Day, should South Florida fans be worried about his commitment status?

"I'm still 100% committed - I'm a Bull."

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