Trying to say that the kid “watches USF every weekend on TV” and “playing in front of much bigger crowds” is ridiculous. USF is a below-average team in the AAC with zero shot at a big bowl. If you replace USF with “Florida” or “Florida State” you might have a case, but let’s not pretend the fourth- or fifth-best team in the state is such a wide gulf.
Having said that, I don’t see any reason for him not to officially visit USF. A kid has to go where he’s comfortable. But Lehigh does unquestionably have better academics.