#52 LB Zack Bullock
Redshirt Senior, 6'3", 221 lbs.
Stats in 2014: Zack played in eight games, mostly on special teams, but did make a start at linebacker against Memphis. He recorded four tackles on the season, the lowest total of his three-year career.
Spot on Preseason Depth Chart: Backing up Josh Black at the "Bull" position.
How He Came to USF: Bullock came from Sebring High School, where he was a standout for three seasons at linebacker. In his senior year in 2010, Zack had 45 tackles, four sacks, 22 pressures, and forced four fumbles. He chose USF over offers from Iowa State and Western Kentucky.
Recruiting Rankings: Rivals and 247 both gave Zack three stars, while Scout gave him two.
Projected Playing Time: Zack's been a lifer in the linebacker rotation, but hasn't quite been able to break through and grab a permanent starting role (he's started a total of three games in three years). That's okay, though-- having solid depth is nearly as important as having solid starters, and players like Zack, who stick with the program for all four years despite not getting extensive playing time, are extremely valuable. He may have his best shot yet to start at the "Bull" position, but he'd have to beat out Josh Black, not to mention hold off talented youngsters like Juwuan Brown and Vincent Jackson Jr. He likely won't be starting this season, but I'd bet he finds a way to put up the best stats of his career.
Fun Fact: While he's in line for a fine season, Zack is one of the first members of the USF "That Guy Still Has Eligibility?" Team that we've encountered on this countdown. Please suggest any other USF players that qualify for inclusion; leaders in the clubhouse include Tommy Eveld and Tye Turner.