#42 FB Corian Hamilton
Redshirt Senior, 6'0", 231 lbs.
Stats in 2014: Hamilton appeared in seven games, mostly on special teams. He did not record any stats.
Spot on Spring Depth Chart: There was no fullback listed on the USF spring roster; if there was, it's a safe bet that Corian would be backing up Kennard Swanson.
How He Came to USF: Hamilton is from Olympia High School in Orlando, where he earned three letters in both football and basketball. Corian was a safety in high school and rolled up 269 tackles and an impressive 24 interceptions. He had plenty of good offers but chose USF over schools like Missouri, Ole Miss, Rutgers, and West Virginia. He was moved to linebacker at USF, then switched to fullback last summer.
Recruiting Rankings: Rivals, 247 and Scout all pegged Hamilton as a three-star recruit.
Projected Playing Time: Even though he'd likely appear on an expanded two-deep, "backup fullback" isn't a position that's going to get much playing time this season, particularly in the Bulls' new spread offense. Still, Hamilton is a staple on special teams and should put up the best numbers of his career in his senior season. Hopefully he can get some playing time on offense as well.
Fun Fact: Corian's cousin is Bulls DT James Hamilton, and he played a big role in getting James to swing from FSU to USF. Hopefully both Hamiltons can see increased playing time in their senior seasons.