- Corey Long, Reporter, RecruitingNation
The University of South Florida held the first session of its Sling & Shoot 7-on-7 tournament over the weekend and a one-day prospect camp today. The Bulls coaching staff will be involved with the program's padded-team camp this week leading into their SuperBull Showcase on Saturday.
• Lakeland (Fla.) Christian's top underclassmen, freshman quarterback Christian Alexander and junior running back T.J. Simmons, both worked out in the morning session. Lakeland Christian head coach Wayne Peace took them to Florida over the weekend, where both players met with the Gators coaches.
"Christian worked out with coach [Brent] Pease for about 45 minutes and then T.J. worked out with Coach [Brian] White for about 45 minutes," Peace said. "After working out they had a chance to go to the coaching office and meet with Coach [Will] Muschamp. They were both very excited."
• Among the other quarterbacks working out was class of 2014 quarterback prospect Jason Driskel (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty) is the brother of current Florida Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel. The younger Driskel (6-1, 200) led Hagerty to a victory in the spring game and will start this season.
• The most prominent name at the one-day camp was ESPN 150 athlete Tarean Folston. The 5-9, 190-pound junior worked out in the morning with teammate, defensive end Deondre Barnett, and both players were planning on taking a tour of the campus for the rest of the afternoon. Folston worked out at Florida State in the evening session Thursday.
• Tampa (Fla.) Plant, Fort Myers (Fla.) Dunbar, Punta Gorda (Fla.) Charlotte and Seffner (Fla.) Armwood were the final four teams in the Sling & Shoot. Plant defeated Dunbar in the finals behind a strong effort from quarterback Aaron Banks and wide receiver Tristan Cooper. Cooper's offers include Iowa State, Arkansas State, East Carolina and Florida Atlantic.
• Dunbar wide receiver Johnell Barnes was electric in the semifinals and championship game and nearly unstoppable in one-on-one coverage. The 5-foot-11, 160-pound junior committed to Duke earlier in the week and visited with the South Florida coaches for a few minutes after the game.
• Daphne (Ala.) quarterback T.J. Fleeton (6-2, 210) was a late camp invite and may also work out for South Florida on Saturday. The Bulls received a commitment from ESPN 300 quarterback Asiantii Woulard last week, but will probably need a second quarterback in this class.
• Winter Garden (Fla.) West Orange defensive back Roman Tatum also worked out in the morning. The 5-9, 165-pound junior has been to the campus four times this year and may return for the showcase this weekend. South Florida has not extended an offer yet.
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