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Notes: USF commitment suspended 5 games



Brynjar Gudmundsson, the offensive lineman from Wellington who committed to USF last week, has been suspended for five games by the FHSAA after allegedly throwing a punch in a football game last week, according to the Palm Beach Post.


It's unknown if this will have any impact on USF's scholarship offer to Gudmundsson, who was ejected from the game. He's one of 14 commitments toward the Bulls' Class of 2011. We'll touch base with his coach on Friday for an update from Wellington.

-- As UFL teams cut down to their final 52-man rosters, former USF running back Andre Hall has been excused from the Omaha Nighthawks for "personal reasons" but remains on the team's roster. We'll have more on that as soon as we can get updates.

-- We'll take a break from a busy week of USF-Florida coverage -- still lots more to come -- to catch up on a bunch of former Bulls and USF signees now playing elsewhere in college football. We told you last week about strong starts for former Bulls signees Mike Hayes (now at Houston) and Adaris Bellamy (Youngstown State).

-- He's not a former Bull, but former Armwood defensive back Angelo Hadley, who had signed with North Carolina before getting himself in legal troubles in 2009, has landed at Butler County Community College in Kansas. He has eight tackles in his first two games there, and had talked with USF coach Skip Holtz this summer about trying to walk on with the Bulls. Just a name to keep in mind down the road ...

-- We'll start with DE/LB Brandon Peguese, who is playing his final season as I-AA Hampton and making a splash -- he had four tackles for loss, including 2.5 sacks, in a 33-0 loss to Central Michigan last week. When we talked last week to USF commitment Antoine Pozniak's prep school coach in North Carolina, Otis Yelverton, he mentioned that he coached Peguese in high school in nearby Greensboro, and he thinks Peguese will be an NFL draft pick next spring.

-- Former USF receiver Ed Alcin, who graduated and transferred to Fort Hays State in Kansas, had two catches for 35 yards in his debut there last week. Remember, Alcin had just one catch in four years at USF, so this could be a move that works well for everyone involved.

-- Former USF walk-on Lucas Darr had five tackles and an interception for Division II North Alabama in its season-opening win against Henderson State.  And would-be USF receiver Donald Bowens, who wasn't admitted into grad school at USF, had five catches for 88 yards and a touchdown for the Lions.

-- Former USF signee Khyri Thornton, now a redshirt freshman at Southern Miss, had two tackles including a sack in the Golden Eagles' 41-13 loss at South Carolina. Former Bulls lineman Thomas Edenfield, also now at Southern Miss, played off the bench as well.

-- Former USF signee Josh Bellamy, now at Louisville, started at receiver for the Cardinals against Kentucky but did not have any catches. Another signee, lineman Kamran Joyer, is a redshirt freshman at Louisville but isn't on the team's two-deep and didn't play against Kentucky.

-- One more -- former walk-on receiver Rhett Hamrick, now at Tennessee-Martin, had one catch for 7 yards in a 50-0 loss at Tennessee.

-- Doesn't look like former USF safety Charlton Sinclair will play anywhere this fall -- he had said he was headed to Mississippi Valley State, but never got there, and was supposed to be at Benedict College in South Carolina, but he's not on the roster there either.

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:06pm]


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