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USF Bulls playing it safe with Terrence Mitchell's concussion

TAMPA — Sophomore WR Terrence Mitchell, who has not played since September due to concussion symptoms, might miss the rest of the season and be headed for a medical redshirt, coach Skip Holtz said Sunday.

Mitchell has played in four games, the most allowed by a player to still take a medical redshirt. Holtz said the nature of concussions has him hesitant to put the former Hillsborough High star in until everything is cleared.

"We thought we were making some progress, but it's a two steps forward, one step back," Holtz said. "You probably could clear him, but … we're going to err on the side of caution. Until his (test) numbers are back, we're not going to play him. I would think with where we are at this point, it would be worth looking into a medical year for him."

THIS AND THAT: Admiral Farragut athlete Rayshawn Jenkins, who said Friday that he was backing out of his commitment to USF, confirmed Sunday that he is committed to play at Miami next season. … Sixth-year senior WR A.J. Love aggravated a stress fracture in his shin Friday and is limited. … Starting RB Darrell Scott, who didn't play Friday due to concussion symptoms, was cleared to play, Holtz said, but was held out because he hadn't practiced all week.

USF Bulls playing it safe with Terrence Mitchell's concussion 11/13/11 [Last modified: Monday, November 14, 2011 8:22am]
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