Ex-Cocoa QB Tagye among five new walk-ons
We mentioned Monday that freshman walk-on quarterback Tyler Stowell has moved to receiver this spring, and there's a new quarterback among five new walk-ons USF has confirmed: Steve Tagye, who led Cocoa High to the state semifinals in 2007.
Tagye -- rhymes with "K.G." -- threw for 1,300 yards and 14 touchdowns against just five interceptions as a senior, according to Cocoa coach John Wilkinson. He has decent size at 6-foot-2, 175 pounds, and had interest from I-AA schools but wanted to come to USF, Wilkinson said. Tagye's best asset is his ability to manage an offense without making mistakes, which translates well to being a college walk-on. Looks like Tagye played on the same USF intramural basketball team this spring as Mitch Emory, a Cocoa Beach grad who started the season on Stan Heath's roster as a walk-on.
Two of the other "new" walk-ons were on roster last spring but cut after practice ended -- receiver Lonnie Oxendine and defensive back Christopher Lane. Oxendine was a safety last spring but now gets a shot at the position he played at Palatka High School. Haven't been able to find much on the other two new names -- a receiver named Bermanley Augustin and a running back named Edward Williams. I'll get you guys more details as I find them. We'll have correspondent Joe Rienzi at the first practice this afternoon ...