Recruiting Roundup

Read on for an update on three recruits who are on USF's radar. Included is updates with New Jersey's Kenneth Howard (pictured), QB Robert Arnheim from Orlando and Rai-Shawn Wilson of Saint Augustine.

Robert Arnheim, QB Edgewater:
After seeing Arnheim throw at our Scout camp in Boca Raton, I'm convinced he's good enough to be mentioned with the names of Alton Voss and Robert Marve. He might not be a top prospect, but he's got a great arm with a quick release, at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds he's got the size as well. Last season Arnheim passed for 1,900 yards with 21 TD's. He plays in a conventional passing offense, which doesn't let him out of the pocket much, but with 4.7 speed he's capable of making plays on the run.

Right now he's got one offer from Southern Miss. He's getting serious looks from several other schools. Most notably Ohio State. They are in constant contact with him and Arnheim will take a trip up there in a week to attend their camp, where he hopes to land an offer. I got the feeling he'd like to stay in state, but as of now he doesn't have an in state offer. USF is sending him letters, but he doesn't feel its very serious at this point.

Rai-Shawn Wilson, RB Saint Augustine:
Last time we talked to Wilson he only had one offer. Now he's holding several, including Nebraska, Louisville, South Carolina, Kentucky, Georgia, North Carolina and Bowling Green. What confuses me is why USF has not offered. He is a great back, but with all the talent in the state he's probably not going to be recruited by the big 3, and that's why I don't really understand what the Bulls are waiting for.

He did say that he talks with and texts coach Dawsey quite frequently. He's going to commit after his final high school game, so there is still plenty of time for USF to make a move.

Kenneth Howard, RB/LB Plainfield New Jersey :
The Bulls have made it clear that they plan to recruit a lot more in New Jersey this year and Howard is one of the recruits they've been looking at. He's a 5-foot-11, 210 pound RB/LB. However, he tells me this year he plans on concentrating more on defense, which might not be a bad idea. He runs a 4.53 40 but only rushed for 400 yards last season. On defense he had 71 tackles, 9 sacks, and a fumble recovery.

This summer he's working out at with a speed coach who has worked with a number of pro and college players. Howard has improved on his 40, shuttle, and all-around footwork. It sounds like he's committed to making it as an outside linebacker on the college level. Right now he only has one offer and that's from U Conn. He said he's receiving a lot of mail from the Bulls and would have no problem making a move to Florida.


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