DB Hoggins happy with recent USF decision

After recently committing to South Florida, Monarch High standout Ronnie Hoggins made an official visit to Tampa to get a behind the scenes look at what the school has to offer. Head Coach Willie Taggart and the Bulls did not disappoint the 3-star defensive back.

Ronnie Hoggins decided before his official visit this past weekend he would decide on South Florida. That decision made his weekend more about taking in the atmosphere he would be in next year.

The Monarch High standout has spoken to Head Coach Willie Taggart and knows what the game plan is.

“Winning games,” Hoggins says. “Going out every Saturday and winning championships.”

But he realizes the team has work to do and believes this year age maybe on their side.

“We do [need to get better], especially since they were so young last year,” said Hoggins. “I think they will be more centered this year. They were the second youngest team in the country last year and now they are more experienced and ready to win.”

The 3-star defensive back is ready to be apart of those wins and the coaches have plans for him to help.

“They like my ball skills and that I’m a player who likes to win,” said Hoggins. “Hopefully we’ll get up there, win and make more of a name out of USF.”

Being a new commit, Hoggins is sure of his decision on South Florida and Coach Taggart.

“Everybody’s buying into the program and we all like what coach T has going for us. I think he’s a great man and I think everything should go well,” Hoggins explains of Coach Taggart. “He’s just being a father figure. I’m excited to go somewhere where you’re going to be taken care of and it’s not all going to be about football. You’re going to get a lot out of life while you’re away from home, but also doing that with a competitive edge and winning championships at the University of South Florida.”

One of Hoggins’ favorite aspects from the weekend was being with other recruits who wanted to attend USF. It reminded him of why he chose the school in the first place.

“Just being a student athlete,” Hoggins explains, “and the brotherhood and bond they have there is just really good. Everybody gets along and I just fell in love with it.”

The 5-foot-9, 167 pound corner is looking forward to the bond, but is also itching to get on the field and compete. The coaches have told him he can go far in their program.

“I have to prove it on the field so I have to come out and have a good camp then the sky is the limit for me,” Hoggins says. “I want to work for everything I get so I’m very excited to get started.”

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