Today we meet someone who is ready to contribute after missing all of last year due to injury.
#17 WR Sterling Griffin
Redshirt Sophomore, 6'0" 191 lbs.
Stats In 2010: After starting as a freshman in 2009, Sterling dislocated his ankle during summer workouts and was redshirted last year. He actually suited up for a couple of games, but never came on the field and was shut down after the Syracuse game.
Current Position On Depth Chart: Sterling was listed as a co-backup with Derrick Hopkins and behind Terrence Mitchell at flanker on the post-spring depth chart.
How He Came To USF: Griffin came to USF from Monsignor Pace High School in Miami. Griffin had a solid senior year for the Spartans, catching 37 balls for 779 yards and nine touchdowns. Sterling chose USF over offers from Virginia, Ole Miss, Syracuse, and Pitt.
Projected Playing Time In 2011: After a so-so spring which saw him demoted to a backup, it sent a clear message to Sterling that he would have to work to earn his starting position back. From all accounts, Griffin has done just that and has had a solid fall camp. I'd expect Sterling to start this year and become one of B.J. Daniels' favorite targets.