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USF hires powerhouse Miami HS coach

Miami Central High head coach Telly Lockette is USF's new running backs coach, a Bulls source told CBS Monday afternoon.

The 37-year-old former standout running back at Miami's Northwestern High, who later was a Division I-AA All-American linebacker at Idaho State, joins new head coach Willie Taggart's staff and should help boost the Bulls' recruiting pull in the talent-rich Miami area.

"He will be able to get any kid out of South Florida that he wants," said South Florida-based rap icon Luther Campbell, the godfather of the Miami youth football scene. "Every coach down here will support him 100 percent. USF just made a power move."

Lockette led Central to the Florida State 6A title game three consecutive seasons and has cranked out FBS recruits over the past few seasons while leading the Rockets program to two state titles.

Bruce Feldman is a senior writer for and college football commentator for CBS Sports Network. He is a New York Times Bestselling author, who has written books including Swing Your Sword, Meat Market and Cane Mutiny. Prior to joining CBS, Feldman spent 17 years at ESPN.
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