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Licata commits to Bulls ; Will South QB is Quinn's fourth recruit

The University at Buffalo football program received its second verbal commitment from a rising senior in as many days Monday afternoon, landing Williamsville South quarterback Joe Licata.

Licata, who attended the Bulls' Jr./Sr. Camp at UB Stadium on Sunday, walked into coach Jeff Quinn's office Monday and informed the first-year coach he would attend UB.

"It felt right, everything felt right," Licata told The Buffalo News on Monday. "I liked the coaching staff. It's a really good place. It was the best fit for me, especially because I'll be able to play in front of my family and friends."

Licata, who selected UB over Akron, initially had an offer from Syracuse but said the Orange pulled the offer off the table because he wouldn't commit early.

Licata passed for 2,462 yards, 36 touchdowns and nine interceptions last season as a junior at Williamsville South, a team that runs a spread offense similar to UB's.

Licata's decision comes on the heels of a verbal commitment from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., defensive tackle Patrick Williams of University School of Nova Sout.

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