Coral Springs ATH Commits to USF

The Bulls have gotten back into the recruiting game the past week with 3 commits and have now landed another gem in a 6-4-200 pound athlete from Coral Springs Charter high school. Read on to find out who it is and why he chose the Bulls. Only on Get it First, Get it Fast!

The Bulls have gotten back into the recruiting game the past week with 3 commits from Pearl River and have now have landed another gem in 6-4 200 pound ATH Evan Landi from Coral Springs Charter high school.


"Yes sir, I made it official and committed to the Bulls today," said Landi. "After sitting down with my parents and nailing down a few things decide that was the best place for me to play in college."


The 6'4-200 pound Landi, who runs a 4.7 and has a 32 inch vertical is a multi sport athlete that also plays basketball, hockey, and baseball, is also versatile on the football field. He plays quarterback, Wide Receiver, safety, and also punts for the panthers.


"I love the system and Coach Leavitt is a great coach, it's an up an coming program, and it's a plus that it's only 3 hours away from where I live now, and it be pretty easy for my friends and family to come see me."


Landi had offers from South Carolina, Wisconsin, FIU. FAU, and Akron to name a few and also had interest from Tennessee, Auburn, North Carolina, and Rutgers, before choosing the Bulls.


"My coach called Coach Scott today and then gave me the phone I spoke to coach Scott and then finalized it with Coach Leavitt."


This season Landi wasn't sure on his yardage, but threw for 11 touchdowns with 4 picks, and also scored 4 TD's on the ground. While playing safety he had 3 interceptions and 60 tackles.  As a junior Landi was named All-Broward County second team offense after he threw for 1352 yards, with 10 TD's and 5 picks while rushing 22 times for 124 yards and 4 TDS. He only played some defense as a junior, but had 2 interceptions in limited play, and also booted a punt 73 yards.


"USF was recruiting me the hardest. I like their style of offense, and the way they like to run the QB. I definitely like that they are up and coming and that they can make a splash in the Big East. When I spoke to coaches and liked their honesty with me."  


As for what position he'll play with the Bulls, Landi says it hasn't been decided yet.


"We spoke today about me having a shot at quarterback which is my preferred position, and if that doesn't work out then either moving to receiver or safety."

Landi went on an unofficial visit this weekend and was also at the USF Senior Showcase camp over the summer.


"I went to the showcase camp and loved Coach Leavitt's up-tempo attitude he was a big reason in my decision. I also got to see some of the campus and liked the facilities they were top notch."


Landi  who has a 3.5 core GPA, and scored a 930 the first time he took the SAT, says as of now he doesn't plan on taking any other visits and will take an official to USF either January 18th or the week after, and knows what he brings to the table.


"I'm a student of the game, I study and prepare myself. I love playing football and as quarterback I'll make the throw, and if needed I'll use my legs. On defense I like the physical part of it I don't shy away from contact and like to hit."


Landi says He's followed the Bulls all year and has watched every game.


"Being 6-0 was nice, but losing the last few games doesn't really bother me, because they are an up and coming team, and are definitely doing something right. When I get there I'll do what ever they need me to do to help them out."


My Take:

 Evan Landi was on the latest USFNation Hot 20 and it's been said all along it would come down to South Carolina and South Florida. He didn't commit after the Cincinnati game but the loss didn't keep him from making the right decision. Landi is a special athlete and will be an asset to the Bulls, whatever position he ends up at.

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