The Willie Taggart effect is already in motion.
Less than four days after being named the University of South Florida's new head coach, Taggart is starting to attract some of the best high school recruits.
The latest is Manatee High defensive tackle Derrick Calloway, who announced several days after
Taggart's hire that he is going to take an official visit to USF.
Originally from Los Angeles, Calloway is one of the most sought after defensive linemen in the country. He is a Rivals.com four star rated player who has received offers from just about every major college program in the country, including Florida, USC, Arkansas, Arizona, Missouri and Texas Tech.
Calloway is among other touted recruits that have showed interest in USF since Taggart took the job. Less than 24 hours after he took the USF job, Fort Lauderdale University School quarterback Mike White (6-5, 195 lbs) verbally commited to the Bulls after leading his team to the 3A state championship.