One of the top high school QB’s in Florida, if not the whole Southeast, Bruce Judson Jr. of Cocoa High School, did the expected Tuesday afternoon, when he de-committed his verbal commitment to play at USF. This comes just a couple of weeks shy of National Signing Day, but more importantly, immediately after Judson officially visited the University of Oregon and former coach Willie Taggart and has staff in Eugene last weekend.
Judson just led Cocoa to the 4A State High School Title in December and made the news official himself:
Judson, is an explosive dual-threat QB, who would have been a fantastic “heir apparent” to current Bulls signal caller Quinton Flowers. Flowers in 2016 just set the USF single season yards from scrimmage record and was named American Conference Offensive Player of the Year.
Judson is a bit under height at 5’9″ but there’s no doubt about his “wheels.” Observe, this option/run in the 4A championship game with Jacksonville Bolles:
When we wrote about the breaking news of Taggart taking the Ducks job in the wee hours of the morning of December 7th, we included that Taggart called Judson at 7 a.m. (before he talked to his own players) to obviously tell him the news. Judson verified this himself on Twitter:
I just Talked to Coach Taggart❗️😬
— Bruce Judson Jr (@4way_lilbruce) December 7, 2016
Judson then began answering Oregon fans on Twitter that day and telling them for Oregon to offer him a scholarship, which up until that time he was not on their radar. The Ducks and Taggart obviously did this, and had him in Eugene for one of his official visits under the recruiting rules this past weekend. Judson has literally been offered a scholarship by over 15 prominent college programs, most in the South.
But, it’s not hard to connect the dots that Judson is likely going to end up with the Ducks , when he can officially sign on the dotted line.
This is a huge blow to new Bulls coach Charlie Strong’s class and will leave USF scrambling to find a quarterback for their long range future.