USF has picked up a verbal commitment from an underrated quarterback prospect after last season. His name is Brion Carnes and he plays for Bradenton (Fla.) Manatee High School. Carnes, 6-0 and 181 pounds, looks like a good fit in the South Florida offense.
"I committed to USF back after the football season," Carnes said. "I just love the atmosphere there. Coach (Jim) Leavitt is awesome. I have been up there so much I just feel in love with the place. It's just a good fit for me with the spread. They have a similar offense to what to we run. I can't wait to come in and fight for a starting position."
Carnes will be a four-year starter this season. He should have a big year for Manatee.
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"Spring ball is going real good. Everyone is looking comfortable and I feel very comfortable. I am a senior year and I feel great out there.
Everyone sees me as a dual threat (quarterback). The strongest part of me is my arm and I can beat you with my legs too. I am very good at reading coverages. I am working on my touch and throwing softer. I have been working hard in the off-season."
Maturity has also played a big role in his development. Carnes is now at a point where everything comes real easy.
"Things have really changed since a few years ago when I was a younger quarterback. I feel I really matured. I feel good with my teammates and comfortable in pocket. Now this offense is like a piece of cake."
Since his decision to play for the Bulls Carnes has received some big time scholarship offers from teams like Georgia, West Virginia, Clemson and Louisville.
"Those schools have offered and I am honored. But I am sticking with South Florida."