Jacksonville (Fla.) First Coast three-star cornerback Darius Whitty decided to end his recruitment on Saturday.
"I committed to USF," Whitty said. "It felt like a great place to be."
Whitty delivered the news to the head coach of the Bulls.
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"I told Coach (Skip) Holtz," Whitty said. "He really got excited with the news."
The 6-foot-1, 180-pound defensive back talked about a few of the reasons he opted for the Big East program.
"They have great academics and they seem like they are going to keep moving forward as a program," Whitty said. "They are improving their facilities, the weight room, all of that. It is a program that is working to get better."
With regards to academics, Whitty sees a great opportunity for him to earn an excellent degree.
"They have a good medical school," Whitty said. "I just feel like they have some great opportunities when it comes to education."
In addition to the football and academics, Whitty says he felt at home and comfortable with the people within the school's program.
"They are also all great people," Whitty said. "I feel like they all told me the truth."
Whitty chose South Florida over offers from Georgia Southern, Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Ole Miss, and West Virginia.