TAMPA, Fla. - Gainesville (Fla.) defensive back Chris Bivins attended the SuperBull event at the University of South Florida on Saturday night. Coming into the event, Bivins was an uncommitted defensive back. He left Raymond James Stadium, where the event was held, as the newest member of the Bulls.
"Everything just felt right," Bivins said of his commitment. "Great coaching staff at a great program that is up-and-coming. Sean (Price) committed yesterday, me and him are real close. It just pretty much felt right. My dad also wanted me to come here and my sister will be here (to play volleyball). It just felt right."
Bivins talked about his conversation with Skip Holtz when he told him he intended to play at South Florida.
"Coach Holtz asked me if I was sure that I wanted to make this commitment and I told him I was," Bivins said. "They were just really excited about it, which is a great feeling."
A major reason why Bivins selected the Big East program is the opportunity to contribute early on.
"They were telling me that I have an opportunity to play early with the defensive backs that they have now," Bivins said. "That made me think even more about committing."
Bivins marks the second major commitment for USF in as many days. He, along with Citra (Fla.) North Marion tight end Sean Price intend to turn their attention to landing the best possible class they can.
"We are actually going to try to get Jamie (Gilmore), the running back to come, they have offered him but I am not sure they have room at running back, but if they do we are going to try to get him to come," Bivins said. "We are going to work on D'Vario (Montgomery) and some other players to try to get them to come here."
For Bivins, who had double-digit offers, knowing he has found his future home is a relief.
"It is a weight off my shoulders, less stress," Bivins said. "I am probably still going to take all my visits and make sure I made the right decision but it just feels right. I am pretty confident this is the right place for me."
The 5-foot-11, 166-pound defensive back is considered a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.