USF linebacker Cecil Cherry transferring
USF redshirt freshman MLB Cecil Cherry announced Sunday evening via Twitter he's transferring after barely more than a year in the program.
Cherry told the Lakeland Ledger's Brady Fredericksen on Sunday evening he'll transfer to Coahoma Community College in Clarksdale, Miss. He said was told one thing by USF's coaches -- and did another -- in regard to playing time, according to Fredericksen.
Not listed on the Bulls' most recent two-deep chart, Cherry departs his second Division I school in as many years. A four-star recruit from Lakeland's Victory Christian Academy, he signed with Texas but spent only a few days in the Longhorns' preseason camp before arriving at USF in August 2015.
Cherry played in all 12 games, including spot duty at linebacker and on special teams, registering 30 tackles. He'll be best remembered for his devastating hit on Memphis senior B.J. Ross on the opening kickoff of USF's 49-42 victory against the Tigers earlier this month. The hit ended Ross' season.
Still, he remained behind veteran Auggie Sanchez and sophomore Danny Thomas on the middle linebacker depth chart.