February 6, 2008

Bulls keep Georgia on their mind

Howard Campbell is a name you'll have to dig deep into the USF football archives to find. The defensive tackle made barely a blip in two seasons with the Bulls, but he became the first Georgia native ever to join USF's program when he was part of the signing day class of 2001.

While the Bulls staff has toyed with recruiting in Texas, Alabama and New Jersey over the years, Campbell's home state is slowly becoming the new frontier for USF in its search for talent.

Safety Carlton Williams (2004, Valdosta, Ga.), tight end Cedric Hill (2005, Valdosta) and receiver Dontavia Bogan (2007, Thomasville) have been the first Peach-Staters to make an impact on the field, but the Bulls have signed five Georgians in their past two classes - including running back Demetris Murray (Buford) and defensive lineman Corey Grissom (LaGrange) in this year's recruiting haul.

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