Visit puts USF at the Top for 4-star DT

The four-star defensive tackle has a new leader after receiving a big visit this week by a USF head coach

Yesterday we told you that Todd Chandler, the 6-foot-295 pound standout defensive tackle from Miami Northwestern was visited by USF Head coach Jim Leavitt and Coach Larry Scott.

Chandler told us yesterday that of all the schools on him that "USF is the big one," and also said "I'm really feeling that program. They have a lot to offer and I really like them a lot."

The 4-star prospect ranked the No. 14th DT in the country by Scout.com committed to Miami last November, but did the visit changed things for Chandler?

"The visit opened my eyes some," said Chandler. "It put them among the top."

Was the visit enough for Chandler to switch his commitment to USF?

"We'll see," said Chandler. "I'll probably know for sure closer to signing day." Of all the schools in consideration, where does everybody fall for the standout DT?

"It's USF, FIU, Miami, UCF, and CSU, in that order," said Chandler.

Chandler has several other visits lined up next month, including Louisville on Jan. 9th, USF on the 22nd, and FIU on the 29th. Chandler said he didn't include the Cardinals in his list because he hasn't visited them yet.

What made the Bulls jump to the top of the Northwestern standouts list?

"It was the way I clicked with the coaches," said Chandler. "They were telling me a lot of good stuff that I wanted to hear."

Chandler said his relationship with USF Coach Larry Scott is a big factor and that since Coach Scott has been recruiting him since his ninth grade year, he's known him the longest.

"Coach Scott is just great," said Chandler. And Coach Leavitt, I bonded with him right off the top."

The standout DT recorded 60 tackles, 25 tackles for loss, 10 forced fumbles, and 16 sacks the past year. He's also getting ready for the UnderArmor All-Star game that will be played on national TV in January."

Stay tuned with USFNation.com, your best source for Bulls recruiting info, as we follow Chandlers recruitment and visit schedule.

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