#86 WR Stanley Clerveaux
Redshirt Freshman, 6'3", 196 lbs.
Stats in 2014: Clerveaux suffered a shoulder injury in the offseason and redshirted in 2014, though he might have been bound for a redshirt year anyway.
Spot on Spring Depth Chart: Stanley is listed as the backup at the "X" receiver behind Ryeshene Bronson. As we've mentioned, the Bulls will want a tall, strong receiver who can line up alone and beat a corner in press coverage at the X-- think Andre Davis. Bronson and Clerveaux are probably the only true X receivers on USF's roster.
How He Came to USF: From North Miami High School, where he totaled 58 catches for 696 yards and ten touchdowns over his career.
Recruiting Rankings: Clerveaux was a consensus low three-star recruit with a handful of mid-major offers, including Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane and Marshall.
Projected Playing Time: There's nothing that would indicate that Clerveaux is poised for some sort of breakout season, and given the Bulls' struggles throwing the ball, it's unlikely that he'll rack up too many stats. Still, his size and unique skill set should land him in the rotation, and I imagine he'll see significant snaps and a few balls thrown his way in 2015. That'd be a fine start for his first college season.
Fun Fact: Clerveaux wound up choosing USF over Marshall because of their ability to develop NFL players (kind of cool, huh?) and to stay closer to home. You can see him explain it in his commitment video, in which he gives the most endearing "Go Bulls" ever.
Highlights: Here's Stanley's high school tape. You can see he's got a knack for pinpointing the ball in midair and boxing out defenders well, which is a skill that's pretty tough to teach. He's raw, but perhaps this season will be the first big step in his development.
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