Stud Linebacker Verbally Commits to USF

The South Florida Bulls have received their second verbal commitment towards the '08 class. Find out who it is and why he chose South Florida. Only on USFNation.com -- Get it First, Get it Fast!

Armando Sanchez of Northeast High School in St. Petersburg is one of the most talented players in the area. On the field he's a hard hitter and a hard worker. That's why he draws comparisons to former Buccaneer, John Lynch.

"I don't play the safety position, but for some reason when people see me play they say I play like Lynch."

Sanchez is one of those players who only wants to win. When asked what his stats were last year he replied, "I don't have any idea. My coach keeps them, but I never look. I just play the game."

Last night Armando Sanchez committed to USF after Coach Greg Gregory offered him. He said that he knew South Florida was the right choice.

"I want the opportunity to play for a coach like Jim Leavitt. I like that he wants to win and I want to help him make history."

He also said the chance to play in front of family was very important.

"Since (USF) is close to home I've had a chance to learn about them and I like the program and I'm excited to play in Tampa." Adding, "Coach Leavitt stayed in his home town to coach and I want to stay as well."

On the college level Sanchez will focus on being a great linebacker, but in high school he plays two positions, linebacker on defense and quarterback on offense.

"I've played both ways the last two years. I get compared to Tim Tebow sometimes. I run around a lot and I'm hard to take down, so I guess that's why people say I play like him."

Sanchez says that he plans to focus on linebacker, but where ever the coaches need him, that's where he'll play.

"Once I get there I'm all there's. They can put me where ever they feel I'll help the team."

Armando Sanchez is the second commitment for the class of '08. Stay with USFNation.com for the best recruiting news!


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