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Bleacher Report's Kerry Miller believes USF junior TE Elkanah Dillon will become a much bigger part of the offense in 2017 with Marlon Mack and Rodney Adams gone.

Dillon showed off big-play chops in limited opportunities last year, hauling in eight receptions for 177 yards and two touchdowns (22.1 yards per catch). He may be one of Quinton Flowers' favorite targets this fall.
May 24 - 2:58 PM

USF senior WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught seven passes for 126 yards in the team's spring game.

Included in those 126 yards, a 51-touchdown grab. ESPN's Andrea Adelson took note of the 6-foot-3, 204-pounder's strong spring, singling him out as one of the obvious positives to this point in offseason work under new HC Charlie Strong. This past season, Vales-Scantling caught 22 passes for 415 yards and five touchdowns. He averaged 18.9 yards per reception.
Source: ESPN.com
May 13 - 2:11 PM

South Florida dismissed redshirt junior DE LaDarrius Jackson.

Jackson, 22, was arrested on a second sexual assault charge in less than a month on Wednesday. Jackson turned himself into authorities later that day on charges of sexual battery and false imprisonment. Per the police report, Jackson asked a woman multiple times to shower with him and blocked her from leaving during the late-March incident. The alleged victim said Jackson committed sexual battery and then forced her to take an emergency contraceptive.
May 12 - 1:15 PM

South Florida redshirt junior DE LaDarrius Jackson turned himself into authorities on Wednesday after being charged for a second time on sexual battery and false imprisonment charges.

Investigators say that Jackson asked a woman multiple times to shower with him and blocked the door to prevent her from leaving after she said no during the late-March incident. The alleged victim said Jackson forcefully removed her clothing, and then forced her to take an emergency contraceptive. This is the second sexual assault/false imprisonment that Jackson has been accused of this month. He was previously suspended from the USF football team.
May 10 - 2:00 PM

South Florida redshirt junior DE LaDarrius Jackson was arrested on suspicion of sexual battery and false imprisonment on Monday.

Jackson has been suspended indefinitely after allegedly forcing himself on a woman Monday afternoon. Regarding the false imprisonment charge, according to the police affidavit, the 6-foot-4, 245-pounder pushed "[the victim] into her room (and) she attempted to prevent him by placing her hands on the walls." Jackson is currently being held without bond. Both charges being levied against him are felony charges. Beyond announcing the indefinite suspension, South Florida has declined further comment on the incident, citing privacy laws.
Source: USA Today
May 2 - 6:38 PM

Packers selected South Florida OL Kofi Amichia with the No. 212 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

A two-year starter, Amichia helped USF rush for a team record 47 touchdowns as a senior while being recognized as a first-team American Athletic Conference selection. He ran a 4.99 forty at his Pro Day while putting up 32 reps on the bench press. A left tackle by trade, the 6'4, 297-pound Amichia will probably be converted to guard at the next level.
Apr 29 - 5:36 PM

Vikings selected USF WR Rodney Adams with the No. 170 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Adams (6’1/189) made 29 starts for USF after transferring from Toledo, needing only three seasons to finish second in USF history in career catches (135), receiving yards (1,967), and receiving TDs (16). He earned second-team All-American Athletic Conference as a junior and senior, also returning kickoffs. While Adams is slippery after the catch with 4.44 speed, his slight build and poor ball security are big concerns after Adams dropped far too many passes in college and fumbled five times as a senior. He’ll likely have to carve out special teams value to last in the pros.
Apr 29 - 3:15 PM

Colts selected USF RB Marlon Mack with the No. 143 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Mack (5’11/213) needed only three college seasons to set all-time records in rushing yards (3,609), all-purpose yards (4,107), and touchdowns (33), finishing his career with an explosive 6.16 YPC average and 65 receptions. Mack confirmed his plus athleticism in Indy, posting a top-five SPARQ score among running backs with 4.5-flat speed and a springy 10-foot-5 broad jump. On college tape, Mack showed a tendency to bounce runs outside in persistent attempts to turn nothing into something, which can be viewed positively or negatively. Either way, Mack’s playmaking ability and versatility are undeniable. He has some Tevin Coleman to his game as a multi-phase weapon who is dangerous in open space.
Apr 29 - 2:05 PM

An NFL scout who spoke with the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said that South Florida RB Marlon Mack "runs away from contact."

"Not a fan," the scout said. "I think he runs out of bounds." Another scout deemed the 5-foot-11, 212-pounder to be "kind of a third-downish back." One more scouting opinion to pass along on Mack -- an evaluator told the Journal-Sentinel, "It’s good he was in the spread offense. When he plays in the big-boy league and has to run between the tackles I don’t know how effective he’s going to be." These quotes are all dubious enough of Mack's pro potential, but one college running backs coach said earlier during the evaluating process that the South Florida standout "definitely has the talent to be a big-time guy." Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline does not see the Mack Attack being drafted within the first four rounds in his most recent mock draft, but he figures to hear his name called on some point during Day 3 festivities next Saturday.
Apr 21 - 7:35 PM

Florida junior RB Jordan Cronkrite transferred to South Florida.

"Told y'all, my Plan B was just another way for plan A to work! Thank you Coach Strong for the opportunity #GoBulls," Cronkrite wrote on Twitter. Before Plan A can go into full effect, the 5-foot-11, 204-pounder will have to sit out the 2017 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. A four-star recruit for the 2015 cycle, Cronkrite saw a mere 75 carries in his two seasons at Florida. He rushed for 302 yards and a quartet of touchdowns on those totes of the rock.
Apr 6 - 7:36 PM

South Florida RB Marlon Mack has an official visit scheduled with the Vikings on Tuedsday.

That means that Mack is one of the 30 prospects that Minnesota will formally host for a facility visit. The Vikings have been doing heavy work on this class' running backs after waving goodbye to Adrian Peterson and presumably plan to select a runner to compliment Latavius Murray and Jerrick McKinnon later this month.
Apr 3 - 3:15 PM

South Florida redshirt senior DB Hassan Childs has been dismissed from the team following his arrest in a road rage incident over the weekend.

Childs is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of misdemeanor marijuana possession for a Saturday night road rage incident. The South Florida redshirt senior allegedly pointed a gun at Jovanni Jimenez and his family, after which Jimenez shot Childs three times. Claiming self-defense, Jimenez has not been charged with a crime. Said Bulls HC Charlie Strong of Childs' dismissal, "When you look at this university and how great an institution it is, and the football program, it is a privilege to represent this program. And there are standards and there are values that we uphold, and our players understand it is an obligation and it is a responsibility to represent it the right way." Childs appeared in eight games this past season, recording 16 tackles along the way.
Mar 28 - 4:41 PM

South Florida redshirt senior DB Hassan Childs was injured in a shooting on Saturday night.

In a brief statement, South Florida said, "The shooting incident involving USF student-athlete Hassan Childs that occurred overnight took place off campus. Childs is currently in stable condition. No one else was injured in the incident. With respect for an ongoing investigation we have no further information to share at this time." That is the extent of the information out there at this juncture, but more details figure to filter in over the coming days. During the 2016 season, the 6-foot-1, 175-pounder registered 16 tackles across eight games played.
Mar 26 - 2:10 PM

Jaguars WR coach Keenan McCardell spoke with USF WR Rodney Adams at the school's pro day.

McCardell ran position drills for Bulls' receivers and then took an opportunity after the festivities to chat up Adams. The in-state prospect should be available on Day 3 if the Jags find themselves shopping for depth. NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares Adams to Tavarres King.
Source: ESPN
Mar 22 - 4:07 PM

A college running backs coach familiar with the work of South Florida RB Marlon Mack said that he "definitely has the talent to be a big-time guy."

That running backs coach called Mack his "sleeper." The South Florida standout topped 1,000 yards rushing in each of his three collegiate seasons. NFL Media's Bucky Brooks sees a bit of Bears RB Jordan Howard in his game, noting that the 5-foot-11, 213-pounder "runs through arm tackles at the point of attack and flashes enough lower-body strength to drag tacklers at the end of the runs" while offering a "sneaky wiggle and burst." He also is an adept receiver out of the backfield, having caught 65 total passes during his time with the Bulls, including a career best 28 this past season.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 17 - 6:15 PM


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