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Signing Day Wrap: Holtz Lands 21 in Second Class
 
Welcome to BullsVision 2011 Signing Day All-Access

Skip Holtz Signing Day Press Conference

TAMPA
– The University of South Florida completed the 2010 season, Skip Holtz’s first as head coach, with an 8-5 record and a victory in the Meineke Car Care Bowl over Clemson. It marked the fifth straight season that USF posted at least eight wins, making them one of only 15 teams nationally to accomplish the feat and one of only 10 teams that play in BCS leagues.

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The win in the Meineke Car Care Bowl was the Bulls’ third consecutive bowl victory. USF is one of just four teams nationally that has won three straight bowl games.

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Carrying that momentum into the 2011 recruiting class, Holtz, his staff and the Bulls signed 21 players to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Of the 21 newest members of the South Florida family, eleven reside on the offensive side of the ball, while 10 play defense.

“We’re extremely excited about this group,” Holtz said. “We were able to address some areas of need and we think these players fit a role for what we’re trying to build here at South Florida.”

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USF utilized the state’s deep talent pool again with 16 of the 21 signees hailing from Florida. The Bulls also received signatures from three Georgia players and one each from Alabama and New Jersey.

“The state of Florida has great high school coaches and talented players, so we want to build those relationships because that is important to the success of our program,” added Holtz.

“We also want to build those same relationships with the programs in our neighboring states and around the country.”

The Bulls class is headlined by five players apiece along the offensive line and linebacker. Three of the five linemen are rated in the top 100 nationally at the position by Scout.com and three of the five linebackers are ranked in the top 150, not including junior college All-American Mike Jeune.

USF will also receive an injection of talent along the defensive line and at wide receiver, where the Bulls signed three players at each position. Along the line, the Bulls received signatures from Clavion Nelson of Hollywood, Fla., Marquis White of Orlando, Fla. and Elkino Watson of Miami, Fla., who is rated in the top 100 at defensive tackle nationally.

Tampa’s Andre Davis and Ruben Gonzalez and Port Charlotte’s Alex Mut make up the new receivers. Davis is one of the highest rated players in this year’s class, ranking 46th nationally at receiver. Gonzalez and Mut are both ranked in the top 100 nationally at receiver.

The Bulls added two players to an already deep secondary with defensive backs Kenneth Durden of Valdosta, Ga. and C.J. Garye of Tallahassee, Fla. In addition, USF added RB Willie Davis of Lithonia, Ga., QB Matt Floyd of Milton, Fla. and FB Ty Turner of Griffin, Ga.

Three of the signees (QB Matt Floyd, LB Mike Jeune and LB Antoine Pozniak) are already enrolled in school and will participate in spring drills.


Signing Day Party

The Bulls will conclude National Signing Day with a free party at Stumps in Channelside from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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Skip Holtz and members of the USF coaching staff along with USF spirit squads and select members of the 2011 football team will be on hand to partake in the festivities, sign autographs and answer fans' questions.

Jim Louk, the Voice of USF Football, will continue his busy day and host a special edition of the Skip Holtz Radio Show on WQYK 1010 from 6-7 p.m.

Fans will be able to purchase season tickets at the event as well.

   
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2011 USF Football Signing Class
Time Annoucned Names   Video  
Pos
Ht
Wt
Hometown/School
Early Enroll Matt Floyd Video Highlights Coach Comments QB 6-1 191 Milton, Fla./Milton HS
Early Enroll Mike Jeune Video Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-0 215 Jacksonville, Fla./Independence CC
Early Enroll Antoine Pozniak Video Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-1 210 Jersey City, NJ/ Oak Ridge Acad.
7:05 Darrell Williams Video Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-4 245 Orlando, Fla./Evans HS
7:10 Alex Mut Video Highlights Coach Comments WR 6-2 185 Port Charlotte, Fla./Charlotte HS
7:15 Edsel Caprice Video Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-1 195 Cape Coral, Fla./Cape Coral HS
7:37 Kenneth Durden Video Highlights Coach Comments DB 6-1 162 Valdosta, Ga./Lowndes HS
7:45 Max Lang Video Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-5 268 Orlando, Fla./Boone HS
7:53 Ty Turner Video Highlights Coach Comments FB 6-2 245 Griffin, Ga./Griffin HS
8:07 Ruben Gonzalez Video Highlights Coach Comments WR 6-2 194 Tampa, Fla./Robinson HS
8:33 Thor Jozwiak Video Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-3 290 Eagle Lake, Fla./Lake Region HS
8:34 Zack Bullock Video Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-4 206 Sebring, Fla./Sebring HS
8:40 Clavion Nelson Video Highlights Coach Comments DL 6-4 230 Hollywood, Fla./South Broward HS
9:45 Brynjar Gudmundsson Video Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-4 285 Wellington, Fla./Wellington HS
10:03 Willie Davis Video Highlights Coach Comments RB 5-9 195 Lithonia, Ga./Stephenson HS
10:15 Elkino Watson Video Highlights Coach Comments DL 6-2 291 Miami, Fla./Booker T. Washington HS
10:19 David "Boo" Simon Video Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-4 285 Bay Minette, Ala./Baldwin Co. HS
10:19 Marquis White Video Highlights Coach Comments OL 6-4 310 Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS/NC Tech
10:20 Andre Davis Video Highlights Coach Comments WR 6-1 197 Tampa, Fla./Jefferson HS
10:40 Corian Hamilton Video Highlights Coach Comments LB 6-1 224 Orlando, Fla./Olympia HS
12:30 C.J. Garye Video Highlights Coach Comments DB 6-1 210 Tallahassee, Fla./Lincoln HS
 
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