2008 USF Recruiting Class Predictions

Here are our predictions on South Florida's 2008 recruiting class. Get a position by position breakdown of how the class fills out. Also find out who will be among the last minute additions! Only on USFNation.com


Evan Landi- 100% committed. Landi originally caught the eye of the Bulls staff during the July Showcase Camp. He's a tough kid that also plays safety and wide receiver.

Orhian Johnson- 60% chance for USF. Johsnon will choose between Ohio State, USF and Indiana. Only USF and IU are recruiting him at QB, OSU as an ATH. Johnson could play a number of positions on the next level.

B.J. Daniels- 85% chance for USF. Daniels is being recruited strictly as a quarterback by USF. He recently canceled a trip to Michigan and will decide between USF and Memphis on signing day.


Demetrius Murray- 100% committed. Two weeks ago there was rumors that Murray was going to open up his recruitment, but days later Murray told USFNation he would be a Bull on signing day. At 5'11, 205 pounds, Murray is a perfect fit to the power backfield the staff is assembling.

Wide receiver:

Daniel Bryant- 100% committed. After visiting Tampa on an unofficial trip, Bryant made his commitment to Coach Leavitt and now he's just working on getting those grades up.

Anthony Jones- 100% committed. Jones a JUCO transfer will likely see early playing time and has told USFNation that he plans to "take over" once on campus. He's got a ton of energy and will provide quality competition at a deep position.

Tommy Streeter- 50% chance for USF. Tommy loved his trip to Tampa, the staff pulled out all the stops and now it's up to the 6'5 wide out to make a tough choice between USF, UM, South Carolina and Oregon.

Martavious Odoms- 65% chance for USF. Tay Odoms is being recruited as a game changing special teamer and a slot receiver. He's visiting Michigan this weekend and will choose between USF, Miami, Michigan, Tennessee and Auburn.

Tight End:

Jeff Hawkins- 100% committed. Hawkins was the first commit of the '08 class and has not wavered. Despite interest from UF and FSU to name a few, Hawkins has stayed strong in his commitment to the Bulls.

Andreas Shields- 100% committed. Shields was a very early commit of the '08 class back in May. Andreas is currently playing basketball for Wharton HS, and hopes to pack on some pounds to his 6'6, 210 pound frame by the time he gets to campus.

Offensive Line:
Justin Green- 100% committed. Green was not on the Bulls radar for long, and after a visit to Tampa Green was ready to pull the trigger. Green played tackle in high school but projects as a guard on the next level.

Mark Popek- 100% committed. Only time will tell if the Bulls got a steal when they received a verbal commitment from the 6'7 tackle from Plant City. Popek was also recruited by Florida and Auburn.

Josh Garvin- 100% committed. Garvin has the size and agility to play either outside or inside. He's been a long time commit to USF and could be seen every home game sporting the Bulls gear.

Danous Estenar- 100% committed. It's not known yet whether Danous will play offense or defense. About 6 weeks ago he chose the Bulls over the rival UCF Knights.

Greg Shaw- 10% chance for USF. The Bulls coaching staff fought a long battle against some of the top teams in the country and stayed in it for months until last week. It now looks like Shaw will choose between LSU and WVU on Wednesday.

Defensive Line:

David Bedford- 100% committed. One of the top recruits in this year's class, Bedford is hoping to make an immediate impact across from superstar George Selvie.

Donnel Engram- 100% committed. Coach Leavitt saw enough of Engram at the Pinellas county all-star game to offer him on the spot. Days later he committed, last weekend he came in for his official visit and told USFNation he's excited to sign with the Bulls.

Craig Marshall- 100% committed. He originally signed with the Bulls as part of he '06 class, but failed to make grades. After two years at Pearl River he's fully eligible and ready to compete for a starting job in '08.

Cory Grissom- 100% committed. Grissom adds size to a need position for USF. At 6'2, 280 the big man could see significant playing time as a freshman next year.

Kyrhi Thornton- 55% chance for USF. It looks like USF will send an LOI to Kyrhi for signing day. There are two things to be cautious about for Bulls fans. One is his grades, and two is a possible last-second offer from the Noles.

Corey Liuget- 40% chance for USF. The Bulls have positioned themselves in a group of three for the 4-star lineman from Miami. It was thought that USF didn't have much of a chance, but after his official visit to Tampa, Liuget will choose between Illinois, FSU, LSU and USF.


Quavon Taylor- 100% committed. The Miami Northwestern linebacker had a great season and was also looking at Tennessee when he chose the Bulls after making an official visit to campus. Taylor hits with bad intentions and will likely make a switch to safety on the next level.

Kion Wilson- Already enrolled. With the departure of Ben Moffitt in the middle, expect Kion Wilson to fill that hole. He's already enrolled at USF and will participate in spring practice.

Mike Lanaris- 100% committed. Lanaris is a hardnosed player who is working hard this offseason and will be competing for playing time at middle linebacker.

Armando Sanchez- 100% committed. Although he played QB in high school, this is one tough kid who I expect to get on the field as a freshman, especially on special teams.

Corner Back:

John Lejiste- 100% committed. Lejiste has ideal size at 6', 180 pounds and choose USF despite offers from Nebraska, Rutgers, UCF and WVU.

Theo Wilson- 100% committed. Look for Wilson to add depth not only at CB but also in the return game. Theo has the size to step in and play either on defense – as a corner, or on offense as a slot receiver.

George Baker- 75% chance for USF. An early commit to Auburn, Baker recently let it be known that he was no longer a commit and will likely be choosing between UCF, USF, Auburn and Rutgers.

Leonard Johnson- 65% chance for USF. The local standout is visiting WVU this weekend and will be choosing between USF, Ole Miss and West Virginia. It seems he might be favoring Ole Miss because he would be re-united with former teammate Dexter McCluster. But the idea of playing at home in Tampa might be enough to get him to sign with the Bulls on Wednesday.


Charlton Sinclair- Already enrolled. The Bulls will be looking forward to having the services of this hard hitting safety from Jacksonville. After failing to qualify last year, Sinclair is eligible and already enrolled at USF.

Special Teams:

Maikon Bonani- 100% committed.

Justin Brockhaus-Kann- 100% committed.

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