USF Watching the Fax & Awaiting Decisions

The clock is winding down and National Signing Day is now hours away. New USF Head coach and staff are trying to put the finishing touches on the 2010 recruiting class. The Bulls continues to wait on decisions from several key targets. USFNation.com has the latest

Jose Jose, three-star Offensive lineman, Miami Central (FL)
Jose Jose committed to Tennessee last earl last May, but the Bulls never backed off and he switched his pledge to USF in December. The Miami Central lineman visited USF on Jan 15, and seemed solid, but took a visit to UCF last weekend. Since then rumors flew that he was switching to UCF, but there has been nothing in print or the web to substantiate those rumors, and Jose hasn't talked or returned calls from reporters. As it stands now the (6'1-330) interior lineman, will choose between USF and UCF tomorrow, with both schools hoping to land the talented big man. There was no word Tuesday night and we'll know for sure where he'll go when Jose Jose signs his LOI early Wednesday at a signing day ceremony at his school.

BUZZ: Jose has repeatedly talked about his relationship with Coach Larry Scott and USFNation.com still believes the Bulls are in the driver's seat heading into National Signing Day.

Todd Chandler, three-star defensive tackle, miami Northwestern (FL)
Chandler committed to Miami early, then switched to USF in December. Then after the coaching change Chandler appeared a lock to sign with Louisville after visiting in early January and stating the Cardinals were his leader. That is until Chandler canceled a visit to South Carolina and instead made a surprise visit to USF last weekend with his mother. Officially, Chandler is down to Louisville, USF, Syracuse and Colorado State, but actually it's a battle between USF and Louisville. Following his visit word was that the Bulls had jumped ahead of the Cards in the race to land his signature on Wednesday. Chandler spoke briefly with USFNation,com Sunday night but didn't offer any insight into which way he's leaning. While the talk following his visit to USF had the Bulls possibly taking the lead late, sources at Louisville still sounded confident Monday morning he would sign with the Cardinals where three of Chandler's Northwestern teammates are expected to sign.

BUZZ: .Chandler is good friends with 4-star CB Terrence Mitchell, his mother lives in the Tampa area, and USFNation feels Chandler will sign with USF, but all eyes will be on Chandler who plans to announce his decision Wednesday at 9:00 am at his school.

Hans Louis, two-star MLB, Chaminade-Madonna (FL)
Hans Louis is down to three schools – Marshall, USF, and Western Kentucky. Two weeks ago the Chaminade-Madonna standout linebacker committed to Marshall (Jan. 21), since then he took a trip to Tampa for an official visit with USF that led to an offer, and this weekend he visited Western Kentucky. A few weeks ago it appeared that Marshall was the place, but USF made a strong impression, and Louis had some thinking to do. He was weighting the pros and cons and it seemed like the bulls have gained some major ground. Louis talked in detail about how his family can come see him play. The Bulls TV package allowing them to see him while on the road, the LB's that USF and coach Hargraves has put into the NFL. And USF being a BCS school with the opportunity to play in big bowl games, and championships Louis is planning a signing day announcement at 10 am at his school.

BUZZ: At first his parents seemed like they still wanted him to go to Marshall, but now they are heavily favoring USF. USFNatione.com continues to hear that USF is in position to sign Louis on National Signing Day. .

Michael Taylor, three-star linebacker, Westlake, Atlanta(GA)
The 6-foot, 205 pound linebacker out of Atlanta (GA) was an early Tennessee commit, but after putting on a show at the Under Armour All-America game and visiting Florida, he committed to the Gators. USF were on him from the beginning and stayed on him through his switch, and after a visit to Tampa the Bulls were still in it, and were hoping to get him to switch again. Getting Taylor to switch from UT is one thing, but getting a flip from the Gators is a more daunting task. The Bulls made a strong late push to try and turn his pledge around, but they may be playing behind the 8-ball on this one. Taylor said he will sign his LOI early Wednesday morning.

BUZZ: While the signs all point to him sticking with UF, the Bulls aren't ready to write him off just yet. Typical thinking has him SEC-bound to the two-time Champs, but a last minute flip is what the Bulls want for the New Year. USFNation.com thinks this is a tough nut to crack, and leans towards him sticking with the Gator, but we'll be waiting for Taylor to sign his LOI.


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