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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

The NCAA granted USF redshirt senior RB Darius Tice's (ankle) medical hardship waiver request.

Tice is eligible to play in 2017, in what will be his final season of eligibility. He qualified for the waiver by suffering a season-ending ankle injury in a Week 4 loss to Florida State. Tice has rushed for 874 yards and five touchdowns on 193 carries over the past four seasons. He'll be in the mix for much more workload in 2017 with Marlon Mack off to the NFL.
Feb 16 - 3:06 PM

USF redshirt senior RB Darius Tice (ankle) will be available for spring practices.

Tice appeared in only four games last year before missing the remainder of the campaign with a broken ankle. He turned 88 carries into 460 yards and four rushing touchdowns in 2015, his last healthy campaign.
Feb 15 - 1:05 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein compares USF WR Rodney Adams to Tavarres King.

Adams transferred from Toledo to USF after the 2013 season. He was named second-team All-American Athletic Conference in 2015 (45-822-9; 10-81, TD rushing; 29.1 kick return average, TD) and again in 2016 (67-822-5; 23-236, 5 TD rushing). "Tall, thin slot wide receiver with an ability to work both short and deep," Zierlein wrote. "Adams wasn't asked to win with his routes and will have to improve in that area. His competitive nature and urgency jumps off the tape when the ball is in his hands, but his drops and fumbles are troubling. Has the traits to make a roster as a kick returner and fourth/fifth wide receiver early on."
Source: NFL.com
Feb 13 - 4:31 PM

USF WR Rodney Adams is hoping to raise money via his NFL Combine performance for a program that benefits children who have lost loved ones.

Adams lost his mother in 2013 in an automobile accident. He is requesting donations based on how well he performs, specifically in the vertical jump. Adams caught 67 passes for 822 yards and five touchdowns for the Bulls last season. He was invited to the East-West Shrine game but was unable to attend due to injury.
Feb 8 - 8:57 AM

USF hired West Virginia CB coach Danny ‘Blue’ Adams for a similar position.

Coaches don't typically hop from the Power 5 to the Group of 5, but USF is one of the Group of 5's best programs and joining the staff represents a homecoming for Adams. The Miami native played for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tampa Bay Buccaneers and was an assistant with the Miami Dolphins.
Feb 6 - 5:38 PM

USF signed three-star 2017 DB Naytron Culpepper.

South Florida wasn't in Culpepper's thought process over the summer, but HC Charlie Strong remains an ace recruiter, even if he isn't able to swing quite the same hammer he held at Texas. The 6-foot, 175-pound Culpepper has the requisite range and ball skills to be a competitive collegiate safety. Scout.com ranks the Miami native as the No. 8 prospect in the state of Florida.
Source: Scout.com
Feb 1 - 6:53 PM

USF WR Rodney Adams accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Adams was an American Athletic Conference Second-Team selection this season after posting 67 catches, 822 receiving yards and five touchdowns. CBS lists Adams as the No. 439 prospect in the class. The site thinks he'll probably go undrafted.
Jan 14 - 10:41 AM

South Florida junior RB Marlon Mack will forego his final season of collegiate eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft.

Looks like Mack will be one piece which new HC Charlie Strong won't have to play around with come the 2017 season. Mack has been one of the most statistically productive backs in the country during his three seasons with the Bulls. The 6-foot, 205-pounder rushed for 1,000 yards in each of those campaigns, posting 3,609 rushing yards (6.2 YPC) and 32 touchdowns for his career as a whole. Over the summer, NFL Media's Chad Reuter noted that Mack possesses "great open-field moves and the straight-line speed to take away angles down the sideline." CBS Sports ranks him as their No. 9 running back prospect in the potential 2017 pool and envisions a third- or fourth-round selection for the South Florida standout. You've heard it before and you'll hear it countless times before the draft itself -- this is as good of a running back class as we have seen in years.
Jan 5 - 7:27 PM


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