Sports on Earth is counting down the top 30 returning players at every position in college football heading into the 2016 season. Six South Florida Bulls made their respective position ranking list, or honorable mention.
At last, Willie Taggart has his quarterback. After a pair of ugly seasons for the Bulls on offense, Taggart turned to Flowers, and he showed big potential as a sophomore in leading USF to an 8-5 record. Flowers threw for 2,290 yards, 22 TDs and eight INTs and ran for 991 yards and 12 TDs, proving to be a dangerous dual-threat. With the combination of Flowers and RB Marlon Mack returning, the Bulls are a contender in the American and have a chance to pull the upset and dethrone Houston. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
The Bulls’ offense finally found life in the Willie Taggart era behind the dangerous combination of Mack and QB Quinton Flowers. Mack improved upon a stellar freshman season by rushing 210 times for 1,381 yards and eight TDs, averaging 6.6 yards per carry, as the Bulls made their first bowl since 2010. Mack ran for over 100 yards in eight of his last nine games, including 230 yards against the stingy Temple defense. His return is a big reason why USF may be favored to win the AAC East. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
Honorable Mention: Rodney Adams, South Florida; Quincy Adeboyejo, Ole Miss; Marcel Ateman, Oklahoma State; Josh Atkins, Tulsa; Devonte Boyd, UNLV; Antonio Callaway, Florida; River Cracraft, Washington State; Amara Darboh, Michigan; Gehrig Dieter, Alabama; Deante’ Gray, TCU; Penny Hart, Georgia State; DaeSean Hamilton, Penn State; Keon Hatcher, Arkansas; Mack Hollins, North Carolina; Torii Hunter, Notre Dame; Ricky Jones, Indiana; Keevan Lucas, Tulsa; Ronnie Moore, Bowling Green; Drew Morgan, Arkansas; Speedy Noil, Texas A&M; Nicholas Norris, Western Kentucky; James Quick, Louisville; Michael Rector, Stanford; Hunter Renfrow, Clemson; Jalen Robinette, Air Force; John Ross, Washington; Ricky Seals-Jones, Texas A&M; Jamari Staples, Louisville; ArDarius Stewart, Alabama; Courtland Sutton, SMU; Ryan Switzer, North Carolina; Cody Thompson, Toledo; KaVontae Turpin, TCU; Matt VandeVerg, Iowa. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
Honorable mention: Adonis Alexander, Virginia Tech; Chidobe Awuzie, Colorado; Jeremy Cutrer, Middle Tennessee; DeVon Edwards, Duke; Corn Elder, Miami; Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech; Rashard Fant, Indiana; Bryon Fields, Duke; Latrell Gibbs, Appalachian State; Matthew Harris, Northwestern; Holton Hill, Texas; Kevin King, Washington; Cole Luke, Notre Dame; Avonte Maddox, Pittsburgh; Fabian Moreau, UCLA; Deatrick Nichols, South Florida; Parry Nickerson, Tulane; Brian Peavy, Iowa State; Marcus Rios, UCLA; Sojourn Shelton, Wisconsin; Ranthony Texada, TCU; Kevin Toliver, LSU; Trumaine Washington, Louisville; Shaq Wiggins, Louisville; Brandon Wilson, Houston. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
Honorable mention: Ryan Anderson, Alabama; Brandon Bell, Penn State; Jayon Brown, UCLA; Jordan Burton, Oklahoma State; Lorenzo Carter, Georgia; Ed Davis, Michigan State; Kevin Davis, Colorado State; T.J. Edwards, Wisconsin; Brooks Ellis, Arkansas; Travin Howard, TCU; Peter Kalambayi, Stanford; Matt Linscott, Tulsa; Nico Marley, Tulane; T.J. McCollum; Western Kentucky; T.J. Neal, Auburn; Christian Sam, Arizona State; Auggie Sanchez, South Florida; Michael Scherer, Missouri; Christian Tago, San Jose State; Matthew Thomas, Florida State; Austin Valdez, Bowling Green; Tanner Vallejo, Boise State; Nyeem Wartman-White, Penn State; Eric Wilson, Cincinnati. Continue Reading by Clicking Here
by Matt Brown
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