Commits react to Bulls coaching change

What are USF's current commitments thinking about the departure of Bulls head coach Jim Leavitt? USFNation checked in with several of them for the scoop.

South Florida currently has 14 players verbally committed in the Class of 2010. But in the wake of Jim Leavitt's firing Steve Friday the class the Bulls sign in February could look significantly different than it does today.

Here's a few quick comments via text messages from a few of the Bulls current commits in the wake of all that transpired today

Michael Hayes RB, Blinn College – I'm Shocked!! Didn't think that would happen! He's a great coach and that little thing leaded to him getting fired is unbelievable! It doesn't affect my commitment at all! Me and coach Franks have a great relationship!

Brion Carnes QB, Manatee – I don't know what to say. I'm just really shocked right now. I'm going to have to think about everything.

Marcus Shaw RB, Desoto – I was shocked and don't think they should have fired him. Everybody keeps asking me what I'm going to do and I told them I just put on my Face book page that I bleed USF. I'll just wait and see who the new coach is, but I'm going to USF and I'm not going to change my mind.

Tony Kibler OL, Glades Day – I was definitely shocked and disappointed in the news. I thought he wasa great coach.It stinks. I'm still committed, and I want to see what happens, but I know for a fact thats where I want to go

Tiger Powell RB, Columbia – Oh man it's crazy, I haven't talked to anyone and don't know what to think just yet.

Chris Veron K/P Ocala Forest – I'm upset man. I loved the coaching staff and coach Leavitt. I still want to go to USF no matter what happens. I'm just worried about them backing away from me. Cause I was so happy with USF. I was telling the other colleges don't even bother with me. Now if they don't want me I don't have anything to fall back on.

Stay tuned for the full stories and more commit reaction, and also what other current prospects are thinking about the coaching change.


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