The USF Bulls received a surprise on Saturday afternoon.
6-foot-7, 330-pound offensive lineman Quinterrius Eatmon lineman announced his decision to play for USF on national TV at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic.
"I picked the South Florida Bulls of the Big East," Eatmon told Michelle Lee of Versus as he put on a Bulls baseball cap "When I first came into contact with them it felt real homey, I felt like I've known them, it felt like home."
The massive lineman was the first prospect to ever announce his decision at the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic, and those watching were the first to find out his choice, including the USF staff.
"I haven't talked to the staff yet about my decision," Eatmon told USFNation after the game. "I don't know if they know or not, I just told them to be watching the game. I'm going to call them after I take a shower."
Eatmon chose the Bulls over Mississippi State, Louisville, and South Carolina among others.
"I really like the way they run their offense," said Eatmon. "I also see they need some help on the offensive line, and think I can help out and make a difference." Eatmon added, "I also like the fact that they play on TV a lot, and play in an NFL stadium, and that will help me get a lot of looks."
The Alabama big man has been recruited by USF OC Mike Canales and offensive line coach Larry Scott, and says he has a god relationship with both and that helped in his decision.
"I felt like their coaches are like my coaches," said Eatmon "And everybody I've talked to gives me great feedback about the program, so I made my choice."
At 6'7-330 pounds Eatmon is a mammoth offensive lineman that played a huge role in the Wolves' class 5A state championship run last season, leading an offensive line that opened holes for 2,000-yard rusher Ken Houston and 1,000-yard rusher Jalston Fowler.
The 3-star prospect is ranked the 79th offensive tackle in the nation by Scout.com, has taken unofficial visits to Alabama, Auburn, Southern Miss, and Mississippi State. He hasn't taken his official visit to USF yet, but is scheduled to do so on January 20th.
"I've been real high on them for awhile and feel great about my decision," said Eatmon.
Stick with USFNation.com, your best source for USF recruiting info as we track the Bulls class of 2010.
In the classroom, Eatmon says he has an 18 on his ACT and a 2.4 grade point average.
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