Advertisement
  1. Sports
  2. /
  3. USF Bulls

USF football gets Notre Dame transfer

Former Palm Beach Gardens star Devin Studstill should be eligible in ’19
USF coach Charlie Strong suggested earlier this year he intends to partially replenish his roster with transfers. OCTAVIO JONES | Times
Published Apr. 6

The transfer help that USF coach Charlie Strong hinted would arrive has started trickling in.

The latest arrival: former Notre Dame safety Devin Studstill, who announced via Twitter he’s headed to Tampa as a graduate transfer. A four-start recruit from Palm Beach Gardens High, he’s set to earn his degree in May, according to ndinsider.com.

Studstill (listed at 6-foot, 200 pounds last season) joins Oklahoma State grad-transfer linebacker Patrick Macon, who announced earlier this week he’s also headed to USF.

Both should be eligible for the Bulls immediately.

Studstill had 38 tackles, a forced fumble and interception for Notre Dame as a freshman in 2016. From there, he watched his playing time and productivity diminish as the Irish defensive coordinator job became a revolving door. In three seasons, he totaled 60 tackles.

The Bulls will hold a public scrimmage today starting at 11:15 at Clearwater Central Catholic.

Contact Joey Knight at jknight@tampabay.com. Follow @TBTimes_Bulls.


ALSO IN THIS SECTION

  1. Tulane wide receiver Jalen McCleskey runs in front of Houston cornerback Damarion Williams (6) on the way to the go-ahead touchdown during the final minute of Thursday's 38-31 Tulane win. GERALD HERBERT  |  AP
    But the Green Wave’s win ranks as one of the league’s top five endings ever.
  2. USF guard David Collins (0) looks to pass against East Carolina during the second half at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida on Sunday, February 10, 2019. JONES  |  Tampa Bay Times
    The Bulls’ 2019-20 American Athletic Conference slate was released Friday
  3. USF senior Evelyne Viens (14) already is the program's career goals leader. TRAVIS PENDERGRASS  |  USF Athletics
    The Canada native already owns the program record for goals scored with 56.
  4. USF guard Enna Pehadzic (0), USF center Shae Leverett (21) and Houston guard Julia Blackshell-Fair (33) battle for A loose ball at the Yuengling Center last season. OCTAVIO JONES  |  Times
    The Bulls also have an afternoon home game the same day as the Gasparilla parade.
  5. The Bucs will get their first look at rookie Daniel Jones Sunday when he starts for the New York Giants in a 4:25 p.m. game against Tampa Bay at Raymond James Stadium. FRANK VICTORES  |  AP
    Sports Day Tampa Bay podcast: Exploring quarterback changes for the New York Giants, Florida Gators and USF Bulls.
  6. USF quarterback Jordan McCloud (12) runs against Georgia Tech during the second half of a Sept. 7 game. JON BARASH  |  AP
    Additionally, quarterback Jordan McCloud makes the AAC weekly honor roll.
  7. USF redshirt freshman Jordan McCloud warms up before Saturday night's game against South Carolina State. McCloud totaled five touchdowns in the Bulls' 55-16 triumph. SCOTT PURKS | Special to the Times] SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    The redshirt freshman’s five total touchdowns were the most by a Bulls first-time starter
  8. USF rejoices after defensive end Kirk Livingstone, getting hugged, recovers a first-half fumble against South Carolina State. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    Journal: The Bulls force a single-game record eight turnovers against South Carolina State.
  9. Relentless pressure caused this first-half fumble; No. 20 Bentlee Sanders knocking it free with No. 4 Greg Reaves ready to pounce. USF recovered, then scored a touchdown just a few plays later against visiting South Carolina State. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    At least one unit still has some serious shortcomings entering conference play.
  10. Not perfect, but not too bad for USF quarterback Jordan McCloud in his first college start. SCOTT PURKS  |  Special to the Times
    The redshirt freshman quarterback totals five touchdowns in his starting debut as the Bulls beat South Carolina State 55-16.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement