Receiver Alcin transferring to Fort Hays State
USF senior receiver Ed Alcin, who has struggled to get on the field in four years with the Bulls, will play his final season of college football at Division II Fort Hays State in Kansas.
Alcin, who is graduating from USF this summer, will be reunited with his receivers coach from Chamberlain High, Al McCray, who is now the receivers coach at Fort Hays and confirmed the transfer on Saturday. McCray has had good luck with his former players -- former Middleton star O.J. Murdock, who started his college career at South Carolina, is also at Fort Hays and led the team with eight touchdown receptions last season.
Alcin should have a much easier time getting on the field at Fort Hays -- he totaled four catches for 48 yards with the Bulls, including one catch for 5 yards last season. Even with depth issues at receiver -- Carlton Mitchell skipped his senior year to enter the NFL draft, and A.J. Love (knee) and Sterling Griffin (ankle) are recovering from serious offseason injuries -- he wasn't likely to see significant playing time for the Bulls.
Alcin is the second Bulls player to leave the program this year to transfer to a smaller school, joining safety Charlton Sinclair, who will play this fall at Division I-AA's Mississippi Valley State. Because Alcin is graduating, his departure will not have any negative impact on USF's Academic Progress Rate scores.
USF coach Skip Holtz is expected to discuss all the offseason comings and goings when he meets with reporters on Wednesday, the same day players report for the start of preseason camp.