USF and head coach Stan Heath just got the sharp-shooting guard they badly needed.

Oldsmar Christian shooting guard - and three-star prospect according to - Troy Holston committed to the Bulls on Wednesday morning, picking the home-town school over Miami. Holston's head coach, Jordan Fair, said it came down to being close to family and friends.

"He just felt it was close to home where he has a good support system here in Tampa," Fair said.

Fair even compared him to a former Bulls guard, one who had a knack for scoring, too.

"He likes the idea of the possibility of being like how Dominique Jones was a few years back," he said. "I'm not sure they're the same type of player, Troy is more of a shooter, but in the sense of a scoring guard that they've been missing for the last couple of years."

The 6-foot-4 Holston is one of the best catch-and-shoot players in the country, and will be teaming up with a great recruiting class under Heath. He had a ton of quality offers, including ones from Alabama, Kansas State, Memphis and Marquette.

Holston is excited to join a young group, which will include Heath's son, Josh, who won a state championship at Tampa Prep.

"I think he saw a lot of potential at USF, and that USF can make that same rise (as Miami) because they had a really good recruiting class last year," Fair said. "For USF, it wasn't a want, they needed Troy to come in and provide some scoring. He saw this is an opportunity to be a part of the rise."

His relationship with Heath sealed the deal.

"Stan did an excellent job of recruiting him," Fair said. "He was very hands on and involved."

Prior to his time at Oldsmar Christian, Holston played basketball at Wharton and Freedom. His recruitment exploded this summer, when he was on the AAU circuit.

"In the months of June and July, he really worked on his game," Fair said. "He got in the gym...and played really well with us in the month of June in the team camps. He just had high confidence and was in a good situation with his AAU coach and team and was able to showcase his talents."