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New USF walk-on: WR Stephen Bravo-Brown



There were only a handful of new names unveiled Wednesday by USF coach Skip Holtz, but there's an intriguing new preferred walk-on with a cool name: wide receiver Stephen Bravo-Brown.


He's a 5-foot-10, 180-pound receiver and return specialist, and he comes to USF from Wyoming Seminary College Preparatory School, in wonderfully named Forty Fort, Pa., just south of Scranton. Check out this Youtube highlight video and you'll be impressed -- an 89-yard kickoff return for touchdown, then nine receiving touchdowns, some as long as 60 yards, showing good hands and quickness.

"He was a big-play receiver for us. Quite dynamic, and a legit 4.4 guy, with good ball skills," said Wyoming Seminary coach Terry Karg. "He has the tools to be a Division I receiver."

Bravo-Brown went to Fort Lauderdale prep powerhouse St. Thomas Aquinas, where he was in  the same receiving corps as one-time USF commitment Dwayne Difton, now at Connecticut, and former Ohio State signee Duron Carter. That means his high school receivers coach was Carter's father, NFL great Cris Carter. Check out this story from the Miami Herald, and Bravo-Brown is right there in the picture with Carter and Difton.

Holtz said that Bravo-Brown was at voluntary workouts all summer, putting in the time to show he was committed enough to deserve a roster spot this fall. Even with USF's lack of depth at receiver, it seems far-fetched that a true freshman walk-on receiver could find his way onto the field, but given a few years, he could join the long list of walk-ons that become productive contributors for the Bulls.

[Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 2:54pm]


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