Virgin, Bravo-Brown, McGhin not back with Bulls
USF coach Skip Holtz addressed the media Sunday as his players reported for the start of fall camp, and all told, six scholarship players who were to be with the Bulls won't be with the program this fall.
Defensive backs Ricardo Dixon and Spencer Boyd, as expected, won't be back, and Holtz had news Sunday that three junior backups -- tight end Isaac Virgin, receiver Stephen Bravo-Brown and guard John McGhin, would not be with the team. Freshman safety Jarvis McCall of Armwood had a "situation" over the summer, Holtz said, and is expected to join the team in January.
None of the six were in position to play significant roles for the Bulls -- Virgin, a highly touted recruit when he came to USF, never realized that potential and had just one catch last season. Bravo-Brown was a walk-on who had been placed on scholarship last fall, but he had only four catches in 2011; McGhin actually graduated Saturday in just three years at USF and will not be using his remaining years of eligibility.
Dixon has already transferred to I-AA Youngstown State, and Boyd had been gone from the team, then was allowed back for spring drills under certain stipulations which were not met.
Holtz said he has promised senior walk-on safety Ernie Tabuteau he will be placed on scholarship this fall.