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Gainesville DB Bivins commits at SuperBull

Posted Jun 25, 2011 by Adam Adkins

Updated Jun 25, 2011 at 09:28 PM

After walking off the field following USF’s one-day SuperBull camp at Raymond James Stadium, Gainesville High defensive back Chris Bivins told a group of reporters he was more than likely going to give a verbal commitment to the Bulls.

Less than 30 minutes later Bivins made things official, giving a verbal pledge to join USF’s 2012 recruiting class after meeting with USF coach Skip Holtz and Bulls assistants Phil McGeoghan and Rick Smith.

“They were the first to offer me, they were the first that showed love, and ever since then coach Phil and all the other coaches have been showing me consistent love,” Bivins said. “It’s just been going real good. It’s an up-and-coming program, and I feel like I have a chance to play early and pretty much just win championships in the Big East and ultimately win the bigger championship, the BCS.”

Bivins, rated a 3-star recruit by both and, said he was looking to commit to a program before his final high school season began because he will graduate in December and enroll early. He still plans on making visits to other schools, namely the other four in his current top five – Kentucky, Illinois, Arkansas and N.C. State – but said he wanted to secure his spot at USF and felt comfortable giving the coaching staff his commitment.

“I just feel the love here,” he said.

Bivins isn’t the only member of his family headed to USF. His twin sister, Kayla, also has given a verbal commitment to the Bulls volleyball program for the 2012 class.

Kayla Bivins, a 5-foot-11 middle blocker, was also was being recruited by Texas Tech, Winthrop and Florida Atlantic, among others. She visited USF’s campus two months ago and felt it was the right fit.

“I decided USF was the right school for me because I didn’t really want to move out of state and it was close to home, and I really like the coaches and the players were awesome, I just clicked with all of them,” she said.

Bivins, who also plays basketball at Gainesville High, was a Gainesville Sun first team All-Area selection in volleyball as a junior.

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