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Bulls release post-spring depth chart

Clearwater Central Catholic alumnus Billy Atterbury is the starting right tackle on USF's post-spring depth chart.

ZACK WITTMAN | Times

Clearwater Central Catholic alumnus Billy Atterbury is the starting right tackle on USF's post-spring depth chart.

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Ten players from Hillsborough or Pinellas County are listed as offensive or defensive starters on the Bulls' post-spring depth chart released Friday.

The number grows to 14 when including second-teamers, a tangible sign of the local recruiting inroads made by Coach Willie Taggart's staff since his arrival in December 2012. In Skip Holtz's final game, a 27-3 home loss to Pitt, only four Bulls starters hailed from Pinellas or Hillsborough.

Arguably the biggest surprise on the depth chart is redshirt freshman QB Brett Kean, listed No. 2 ahead of UCLA transfer Asiantii Woulard. Though Woulard -- a USF scout-team phenom last season -- was expected to challenge incumbent Quinton Flowers for the starting job, Kean surprised many this spring with his mobility and velocity.

Elsewhere, fourth-year junior Bruce Hector, a Robinson High alumnus who also shined this spring, is listed as starting nose guard ahead of junior Deadrin Senat, who started 10 games in 2015.

Redshirt freshman Billy Atterbury, a CCC alumnus, remains first-team right tackle ahead of heralded junior college transfer Glen Bethel. Free safeties Devin Abraham (East Lake) and Tajee Fullwood (Tampa Bay Tech), No. 1 and 2 respectively on the pre-spring depth chart, have flip-flopped after Abraham was injured part of the spring.

The depth chart is expected to fluctuate later this summer, after 15 more members of the '16 signing class arrive. Former DT Derrick Calloway also is on track to return this summer after withdrawing from school last year for academic reasons. At least one or two impact transfers also are believed to be on the way.

[Last modified: Friday, April 22, 2016 11:44am]

    

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