McKenzie, Holmes, 3 recruits begin classes
Monday marked the first day of spring classes at USF, allowing the Bulls to confirm that two major transfers -- former Iowa State linebacker Tyrone McKenzie and Florida State freshman basketball player Aaron Holmes -- and three belated members of USF's 2006 recruiting class are now officially in the fold for the Bulls.
The football recruits -- defensive end David Fonua and offensive linemen Jeremiah Warren and Kevin McCaskill -- did not qualify academically in time to take fall classes, but have since earned the necessary test scores to be cleared by the NCAA and start classes at USF. McKenzie is seeking a hardship waiver that would allow him to play immediately this fall, while Holmes cannot play for the Bulls until the end of fall exams, which should only keep him out of six or seven basketball games.
Jarrod Fleming, the former South Sumter quarterback who left the Naval Academy Prep School this fall and intended to transfer into USF as a walk-on, said Monday that he did not submit an application to USF in time to get in for spring classes. He said he plans on enrolling at USF this summer and still wants to walk on with the Bulls.