South Florida didn't sign a quarterback in the Class of 2012, leaving the Bulls just one quarterback on scholarship after 2012.
So with the numbers down, the Bulls received a huge commitment from Winter Park (Fla.) quarterback Asiantii Woulard yesterday. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound junior threw for 1,334 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
"I've been talking about committing to USF with my dad for over a month," Woulard said. "He wanted to make sure that the school had everything I needed academically before we did anything.
"Coach [Skip] Holtz really stresses academics and I talked with the coaches about my major and everything checked out right."
Woulard has been a fan of South Florida for a while and feels like he's a perfect fit for the offense.
"I feel like I have a lot of the skill set of the current quarterback, B.J. Daniels," Woulard said. "So they wouldn't have to change the offense around a lot."
One of the primary differences between Woulard and Daniels would be the considerable size advantage that the Winter Park quarterback has. Already over 6-3 and 200 pounds, Woulard's size is a great advantage.
"It really helps me escape the pass rush and break tackles," Woulard added. "I'm still working on improving my pocket presence and that's starting to come together."
Woulard's primary recruiter is South Florida offensive coordinator Todd Fitch and Woulard said the relationship he saw between the coaching staff and the players was another reason why he made an early commitment.
"The coaching staff at USF is real laid back in some ways," Woulard said. "But they are serious about their relationships with the players and I see a lot of good communication between the players and the coaches.
"Everyone really cares about each other."
Woulard said he plans on graduating early and enrolling in January so he can participate in the spring next year. He will be reunited with former teammate D'Vario Montgomery, who signed with South Florida in February.
"I'm excited to be playing with D'Vario again even though we never really talked about it," Woulard said. "I know it's hard to believe but we never had an in-depth conversation about playing together in college. It just worked out that way."