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USF’s Mitchell Wilcox, eight Florida Gators get NFL combine invites

Eight Miami Hurricanes and two Seminoles were also asked to attend the scouting combine.
South Florida Bulls tight end Mitchell Wilcox (89) makes a key reception with Temple Owls safety Amir Tyler (25) and Temple Owls linebacker Audley Isaacs (30) defending during the third quarter of the game between USF and Temple on Thursday, November 7, 2019, at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. [DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Tampa Bay Times]

Former USF tight end Mitchell Wilcox is among the 337 prospects invited to the NFL’s scouting combine.

The Tarpon Springs alumnus was the only Bull asked to attend the event, held in Indianapolis from Feb. 24-March 1.

Eight Gators were invited: Receiver Tyrie Cleveland, defensive lineman Jonathan Greenard, defensive back C.J. Henderson, receiver Van Jefferson, running back Lamical Perine, receiver Freddie Swain, punter Tommy Townsend and defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga.

And so were eight Hurricanes: defensive back Trajan Bandy, running back DeeJay Dallas, defensive lineman Jonathan Garvin, defensive lineman Trevon Hill, receiver K.J. Osborn, linebackers Michael Pinckney and Shaquille Quarterman and receiver Jeff Thomas.

Two Seminoles (running back Cam Akers and defensive back Stanford Samuels) and two UCF products (receiver Gabrielle Davis and defensive back Nevelle Clarke) were also invited.

Another notables include former Miami receiver Lawrence Cager (who finished his career at Georgia), Syracuse punter and Armwood High alumnus Sterling Hofrichter, Notre Dame running back Tony Jones (a St. Petersburg native) and Wake Forest linebacker Justin Strnad (East Lake High).