Three-star athlete Bruce Judson decommitted from USF on Tuesday, leaving Charlie Strong’s Bulls with 13 total commits in the 2017 recruiting class.
Charlie Strong’s era in Tampa suffered a hiccup on Tuesday in the form of a lost pledge.
Three-star prospect Bruce Judson decommitted from USF, leaving the Bulls with 13 total commits in the cycle and sitting at No. 97 in the 2017 recruiting class rankings. Judson originally committed to Willie Taggart’s staff at USF, but Taggart has since left to become the head coach at Oregon.
Judson, a Cocoa, Florida, native is ranked as the No. 43 athlete in the country and the No. 5 athlete in the state. He released a statement regarding his decision to back off his pledge to the Bulls.
“I would like to thank the University of South Florida [for] everything they have done while I was committed. With that being said, I will not be taking my official visit to USF this weekend, and I will be decommitting from USF [so] they can go out and look for other top prospects to build their 2017 recruiting class around to finish it strong and to build something special at that fine university. I have much love for Coach Strong and Coach King and respect them a lot and know in my heart they will have a great this upcoming season. Go Bulls.”
Judson officially visited Eugene this past weekend, and it’s increasingly likely he will follow Taggart to Oregon.
Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.