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USF picks up first two commits for 2013

Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:47 am
Edited on: February 13, 2012 11:50 am
Posted by Bryan Fischer

Thanks to a successful Junior Day, South Florida is on the board with the class of 2012. The program picked up two commitments over the weekend from Immokalee (Fla.) athlete Tshumbi Johnson and wide receiver Xavier Richardson.

"It was my first choice -- so close to home, so all my people can come up and watch me play," Johnson told the Tampa Bay Times.

USF was the first offer for the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Johnson, who plays quarterback in high school and taken home all-state honors at the position but will likely end up at wide out for the Bulls. Richardson held a South Carolina offer but the 6-foot-4, 200-pounder enjoyed his time on a campus that isn't too far from home enough to commit.

"It is a good school for me, education-wise, socially, and it's close to home," said Richardson.

The pair is a good start to the class of 2013 for the Bulls, who are coming off signing one of the better classes in the program's history in 2012. Johnson racked up 45 touchdowns last season as a junior while Richardson hauled in seven scores and over 600 yards receiving.

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