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USF veteran tight end Kano Dillon transferring

Set to graduate in May, Dillon said he wants a "better opportunity" for himself
OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times USF tight end Kano Dillon exits with 28 career catches.
OCTAVIO JONES | Times USF tight end Kano Dillon exits with 28 career catches.
Published Feb. 2, 2018|Updated Feb. 2, 2018

Bulls veteran TE Kano Dillon, who had 11 catches as a fourth-year junior last season, confirmed Friday he has decided to transfer.

One of the more physically intriguing prospects upon his arrival from Ocala Vanguard in 2014, Dillon (6-foot-5, 262 pounds) exits with 28 career catches for 504 yards and four touchdowns.

He said he plans to graduate in May, which would allow him to play elsewhere as a graduate-transfer in 2018, but hasn't decided where he'll play his final season.

"Just want to seek a better opportunity for myself," Dillon said in a text message. "It's all love for USF."

In his college debut, Dillon set USF's record for receiving yards by a tight end (four catches, 126 yards, 62-yard TD) in the 2015 opener against Florida A&M.

He never had that many receptions in a single game again, but caught the game-winning 25-yard TD pass from Quinton Flowers in overtime against South Carolina in the 2016 Birmingham Bowl.

His departure leaves junior-to-be Mitchell Wilcox firmly atop the tight end depth chart, with Frederick Lloyd Jr. — who just completed his redshirt season — also on scholarship. USF also signed Homestead South Dade's Chris Carter Jr. in December.


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