Senior, 6'3", 245 lbs.
Stats in 2014: Price played in every game except vs. Houston, and started nine of them. He was overshadowed by Mike McFarland, and was only thrown to a few times per game, catching only 14 passes on the year. When he did get the ball, he was good for a chunk of yardage, averaging almost 15 yards per catch.
Spot on Fall Depth Chart: Starting tight end above Elkanah Dillon OR Marlon Pope.
How He Came to USF: From North Marion High School in Citra, where he played tight end and linebacker. Price's offers included Alabama, LSU, Auburn, Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, Arkansas, Notre Dame, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Louisville and Miami, but he chose USF because he felt he could pave his own way here. "I want to be a leader and a trendsetter at a young program rather than follow in someone's footsteps at an old program," said Price of his decision. "I want to be the footsteps instead of the follower."
Recruiting Rankings: Everyone gave Price four stars. Rivals and 247 ranked him as the fifth best tight end in the country.
Projected Playing Time: Price is everything you want from a tight end. He blocks well, gets downfield quickly and glides right into catches. He is also a well-liked leader on the team. He represented the Bulls at AAC Media Day and is a team captain this year. He will start the season at tight end and shouldn't have trouble keeping his job.
However, Elkanah Dillon is really good and it wouldn't surprise me if he sees a lot of playing time this fall. With the tight ends being more reliable than the receivers in camp, Taggart may even go back to the two tight end alignment on occasion.
Highlights: In one of the last plays of 2014, Price almost spoiled C. Florida's shutout on a 27-yard pass from Steven Bench.