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USF Bulls take more depth hits at key positions

TAMPA — Running back and wide receiver, positions at which USF has already taken significant hits this offseason, lost more depth Wednesday.

Coach Skip Holtz announced that three more receivers and two backs won't be with the team this fall.

Two signees, RB Mike Hayes and WR Jamaal Montague, didn't have the grades, and three veteran reserves, WRs Jason Sherman and Patrick Richardson and RB Aston Samuels, won't finish their eligibility.

"(Hayes) was definitely a guy we were going to count on … (at) a position of need," Holtz said. "He was a guy we were hoping could come in and contribute, but he was a security blanket.

"I feel very comfortable with (starter) Mo Plancher and the job that he's done, the attitude, the way he's working."

USF opens preseason practice this afternoon.

Holtz had other roster notes Wednesday:

• He confirmed that five transfers have reported this summer: Colorado RB Darrell Scott, Notre Dame WR Spencer Boyd, East Carolina FB/TE Kevin Gidrey, Auburn RB Dontae Aycock (initially as a walkon) and junior college transfer T.J. Knowles, a 6-foot-8 receiver.

Knowles and Gidrey can play immediately.

• Holtz promoted two walkons and put them on scholarship this fall: S Mistral Raymond, who had 40 tackles last season and is expected to be a starter as a senior, and LB Donte Spires, who was on scholarship in 2007 but was off the team the past two falls.

• Sophomore WR Victor Marc, who has worked at quarterback and safety, could get a look at running back. Marc played quarterback in high school but was recruited as a running back and played that position in a showcase all-star game after his senior year.

• Holtz said all practices at the Vero Beach Sports Village will be open to the public. USF's first scrimmage is Aug. 14 in Vero. It will have scrimmages in Tampa on Aug. 21 and Aug. 27. The Bulls will be in Vero Beach for 12 days, from Sunday to Aug. 19.

USF Bulls take more depth hits at key positions 08/04/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, August 4, 2010 10:58pm]
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