USF Offer Puts Bulls on Top for Joyer

At 6-foot-3, 315 pounds Kamran Joyer from Wesley Chapel HS is a strong, versatile lineman and one of the Tampa Bay area's best prospects for '09, and a recent offer by Bulls Head Coach Leavitt puts USF at the top of the list for the All-State lineman. Read on for all the details. Only on

The USF coaching staff has focused on finding top local talent, and this year the Tampa Bay area has arguably the most talented class to date. The Bulls have already gotten an early commit from Adaris Bellamy of Dunedin HS, but the Bulls aren't done yet. Recently the Bulls offered another area stand-out, OG/C Kamran Joyer of Wesley Chapel HS, who along with Bellamy was named among the area's best prospects in The Times' Nifty Nine.


With four USF starting offensive lineman graduating after next year, restocking the line is a huge priority for '09, and at 6-foot-3, 315 pounds Kamran could fit the bill nicely. Joyer is a massive athlete that has played guard, tackle, and center while in middle school, and possesses more strength and raw power then most in the state.


"I can pass block, and love to run block that's my strength, but pull blocking is my favorite thing, I love to get out there and get to it."


After his junior season, Joyer was named first team All-Conference and second team All-State for his junior performance adding between 60 and 70 pancake blocks for the season, and recently named to the St. Petersburg Times Nifty Nine.


"I've really improved on my explosiveness this year, and it felt great to be mentioned with those guys," said Joyer. "But I want to work on my technique for this season."


Joyer is versatile and strong, in the weight room he owns a 415-pound bench press, 295-pound power clean, squats 480 pounds, and after running a 5.32-40 yard dash, is garnering some major interest.


"I already had offers from Tennessee and South Carolina, and I just got offers from Illinois ad USF," said Joyer. All are recruiting me at either or Guard/Center."


The Wesley Chapel Schools standout says that Tennessee, Florida State and USF are showing the most interest, but a recent offer by Bulls' Head Coach Jim Leavitt put the Bulls on top of his list.


"My favorite right now is probably USF," said Joyer. "It felt great getting offered by Coach Leavitt, he's a cool guy," said Joyer. "He was honest with me and told me that if I went there they probably move me to center, but that doesn't matter."


The Wesley Chapel stand out has already made unofficial visits to Tennessee, Florida, FSU, Notre Dame, and several to USF including a spring practice.


"I really enjoyed watching them practice," said Joyer. "Being close to home is one of the reasons I like USF.  I also really like the coaching staff, and they have a good program."


Joyer has played football for three years, plus middle school, and also competes in track & field, and knows what he's looking for in a program.


"Education is important, a good school, and also somewhere I can get playing time soon," said Joyer. "I'm aware of depth charts because I want to play."


The All-state lineman plans on a busy camp schedule, "I'm going to go to the Florida camp in June, the FSU camp in July, and probably the USF camp, that's all I know for now."


When asked Joyer, said "I also prefer to stay in Florida." And after his stops at Florida, FSU, and USF, indicated he would like to make an early decision.


"I'd like to make my decision some time in July after I go to the camps."


Stay tuned with USFNation as we follow Kamran through the recruiting process, and his camp schedule. In the meantime check out his junior highlights.

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