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Miami Jackson quarterback Quinton Flowers commits to USF for a second time

Miami Jackson quarterback Quinton Flowers has orally committed to the University of South Florida on Saturday, per USF’s Rivals site.

Flowers, who previously pledged to the Bulls on June 14 only to withdraw his commitment a day later, went with USF again over reported offers from more than 10 schools including Nebraska, Marshall, Tennessee and West Virginia.

Flowers’ commitment even inspired his future coach, Willie Taggart, to chime in on Twitter after the announcement: I just gave my my wife some Flowers and she said “you sure know how to pick em”. GoBulls!!!! #DoSomething

Playing the quarterback position at the next level has been the most instrumental issue in Flowers’ recruitment. He received interest from many schools including Alabama and Auburn, but they wanted him to switch to wide receiver.

Switching positions was never an option for the 6-0, 200-pound prospect who lives with his uncle’s family because both of his parents are deceased. Flowers was 7 years old when his father died, while his mother, Nancy, died of cancer in January 2012.

“To tell you the truth, I don’t want to play receiver,” Flowers said to the Herald in August. “The last thing my mom saw me do was play quarterback.

"That was the last thing she saw me do.”