The number of available guards in the class of 2012 is dwindling by the day. Monday, USF made sure to latch onto one.
While on an official visit to South Florida, 6-foot-3 combo guard Demarcus Holland from Garland (Texas) Naaman Forest pulled the trigger for the Bulls, according to a message from mentor/coach Albert Johnson.
"DeMarcus Holland commits to South Florida," texted Johnson.
A three-star prospect, Holland impressed at different points during the summer.
"Demarcus has a really high basketball IQ," said Johnson. "He's really fast with the ball going end to end and he can finish at the rim.
"He is great off of ball screens and has the ability to create his own shot off the dribble and shoots the ball well."
He's a long and wiry guard whose main strength is that he scores in bunches. Being a streaky scorer, he has range and is pretty quick off the dribble. But he must add more strength and get a bit more consistent with his game.
Holland joins a recruiting class that includes shooting guard Javontae Hawkins and junior college players Waverly Austin and Musa Abdul-Aleem.
Holland was joined on his official visit by summer teammate Zach LeDay a three-star power forward.