- Brian Bennett, ESPN Staff Writer
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South Florida continues to get good news. The latest, according to the St. Petersburg Times' Greg Auman, comes from safety Kayvon Webster who had been committed to Miami for a long time but signed today with the Bulls.
Scouts Inc. ranks Webster as the No. 33 athlete in the country. He was also recruited by Florida and LSU.
The Bulls beat out Miami for linebacker Sam Barrington earlier today and of course have signed Ryne Giddins away from Florida. They never used to win these kind of recruiting battles against the state's big dogs, and to do so after an unimpressive 7-5 regular season in 2008 makes this all the more remarkable.
Before you get too worked up about recruiting rankings, remember that the Bulls' two best current players, Matt Grothe and George Selvie, were hardly wanted by anybody. Still, this seems to be marking a turning point for this program, provided that South Florida can develop these guys once they get to campus.