South Florida Football: Bulls grab 3-star QB Chase Litton

South Florida gets 3-star hometown quarterback

6/18/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   407 respect

Chase Litton of Wharton High School in Tampa (Fla.) became the first quarterback to commit for Willie Taggart's recruiting class of 2014, pledging to South Florida on Monday afternoon.Blog Photo - South Florida Football: Bulls grab 3-star QB Chase Litton

Litton released the news by tweeting a picture of himself and Taggart with the caption, "Officially a USF BULL !!!!"

Listed at 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, Litton is a three-star prospect and the No. 36 overall pro-style quarterback, according to the 247Sports Composite Ratings. He is the all-time leading passer at Wharton, completing 315-of-546 passes (57.7 percent) of his attempts for 4,788 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Anything he does this upcoming season as a senior will just add to his legacy as a high school standout.

Litton has a long frame with a lot of room to fill out, needing to gain 20-30 pounds in order to be able to withstand next-level hits from outside rushers. As he continues to grow and get stronger, so will his arm—which is already his best characteristic as a quarterback.

He has all the physical tools and upside, but is very raw and needs a lot of work with his mechanics. Litton tends to have a baseball-like throwing motion and has to improve his footwork, but both are very coachable.

Litton's composite rating is three points higher (.030) than his 2013 counterpart—three-star Michael White—who could likely serve as his future competition for the starting job.

Florida Atlantic, Florida International, LSU, Western Kentucky and Western Michigan also offered Litton.



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