#10 DT Deadrin Senat
Redshirt Sophomore, 6'1", 300 lbs.
Stats in 2014: Senat played in 12 games, starting two. He racked up 18 tackles.
Spot on Fall Camp Depth Chart: Starter at defensive tackle alongside James Hamilton.
How He Came to USF: Deadrin originally looked like he was headed to Miami or Florida State. He actually committed to the Seminoles after his junior season at Immokalee High, but reopened his commitment over the summer and wound up choosing the Bulls a month before Signing Day. This was a really good get for Willie Taggart-- Senat had offers from FSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Nebraska, LSU, and South Carolina, among a handful of others.
Recruiting Rankings: Rivals and 247 both tabbed Deadrin as a high three-star recruit. 247 had him 35th among defensive tackles; Rivals slotted him 44th.
Projected Playing Time: Pretty much every single play. The Bulls aren't running a 3-4 anymore, but their line is a little lighter with the inclusion of the hybrid "Bull" position, so having defensive tackles who can clog the middle of the line by themselves is key. Senat can do that, and he'll be relied on early and often to anchor the Bulls' D. The depth behind him got a good deal worse when Derrick Calloway left the program and James Hamilton stepped into his place, so USF really needs a big year from Deadrin.