City: Tampa, FL
|Name||Rating||Ht./Wt.||High School||Position||Colleges Considering|
|Adaris Bellamy||None||5'10"/220||Dunedin High School (FL)||Running back||South Florida|
|Darius Mulberry||None||5'9"/200||Palatka High School (Fla.)||Linebacker||Central Florida, Florida, Florida State, Georgia Tech and South Florida|
|Donald Russell||B||5'11"/205||Dwyer High School (FL)||Running back||Florida, Georgia, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, South Florida and Wisconsin|
|Dontae Aycock||A-||5'10"/190||Chamberlain High School (FL)||Athlete||Duke, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Florida and West Virginia|
|Dyron Dye||A+||6'4"/223||Sanford Seminole High School (Fla.)||Defensive end||Auburn, Central Florida, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana State, Miami, Mississippi, South Carolina, South Florida, Southern California and Tennessee|
|Eugene Smith||None||6'3"/180||Miramar High School (FL)||Quarterback||Boston College, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Louisville, Miami, Michigan, Oregon and South Florida|
|Lamar Scruggs||None||6'3"/205||Fletcher High School (FL)||Wide receiver||Clemson, Florida, Illinois, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee and West Virginia|
|Marcus Solomon||B||5'11"/190||Lowndes High School||Defensive back||Ball State, Central Michigan, Middle Tennessee State, South Florida, Toledo and Western Michigan|
|Reginald Bryant||B||6'0"/215||Cairo High School||Running back||Alabama-Birmingham, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, North Carolina State and South Florida|
|Ryne Giddins||None||6'4"/235||Armwood High School (FL)||Defensive end||Auburn, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, South Florida and Tennessee|
|Tevin McCaskill||None||6'2"/182||Miami Northwestern High School (FL)||Defensive back||Clemson, Florida, Miami and South Florida|
|Trent Barnes||B||6'3"/242||Dublin High School||Offensive tackle||South Florida|
|Tyrone Williams||B+||6'-1" /215||Thomasville High School||Linebacker||South Florida|
Dublin offensive tackle Trent Barnes has committed to South Florida, head coach Roger Holmes said Wednesday. “He enjoyed the relationship he established with the people who recruited him,” Holmes said. “It’s a successful Top 25 program that has the opportunity to win a national championship.” Holmes said Barnes received offers from Troy State, East Carolina and Western Kentucky. Holmes said Barnes, 6-foot-3, 242 pounds, also has the potential to play tight end. “He has excellent hands, and he is extremely athletic,” Holmes said. “He doesn’t play tight end for us because of the type of offense we run, but he can do that at the next level if he doesn’t put on the needed weight to be an offensive lineman.” Barnes also plays basketball for Dublin. His brother, Thomas Barnes, plays linebacker for North Carolina State.
Cedar Shoals' DeDe Lattimore saw his scholarship count climb to 15 after claiming an offer from Marshall. The intimidating 6-foot-1, 225-pound linebacker already had offers from programs such as Central Florida, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Oklahoma State, South Florida and UAB. "Oklahoma State is recruiting me the hardest, " Lattimore said. "I want to go there this fall. I also want to visit Michigan, Louisville and Central Florida." Lattimore, who lives in Athens, said he's been a fan of the Wolverines for several years. "My third grade teacher loved Michigan and he got me to loving them too, " he said. Lattimore is scheduled to retake the SAT in September. He needs to improve on the 840 he scored in the spring. "I've hired my own tutor to help me prepare, " he said.
NFL analyst Randy Cross got some surprising news from a "caller from Atlanta" on his national radio show. "How would it feel if your son was a Demon Deacon?" asked Chattahoochee coach Terry Crowder on "The Opening Drive" on the Sirius Radio NFL Network. "That would be great, " responded Cross. "That's great, because he just committed, " Crowder responded. After a brief moment of silence, the elder Cross realized what was going on and laughed, as did his son, Brendan Cross, who was in his coach's office. "I think we got him pretty good, " Crowder said. "Randy is so proud of his son and was very happy with Wake." The 6-foot-2, 198-pound Cross picked the Demon Deacons over Air Force, Bowling Green and Ohio University. He also had serious interest from Vanderbilt and South Florida. When Wake Forest offered on Monday, Cross quickly accepted it. "It may look like a [rush decision], but it wasn't, " Cross said. "I knew there was the possibility of an offer, and I had thought it all out. It's a great fit for me for football and academics." As a junior last season, Cross passed for 1,043 yards and nine touchdowns, completing nearly 70 percent of his passes. He also rushed for 400 yards in helping the Cougars reach the Class AAAA playoffs. "His arm strength is something all the colleges have bragged about, " Crowder said. "He makes great decisions. He's a 'football guy.' He has just been around the game his whole life." The elder Cross played 13 years in the NFL as an offensive lineman and was a three-time Pro Bowl selection.