#7 QB Brett Kean
Freshman, 6'1", 205 lbs.
Stats in 2014: Kean played for St. Edward High School in Ohio last season. He's the only non-transfer on the USF roster who went to high school above the Mason-Dixon line.
Spot on Fall Camp Depth Chart: Not listed, but with Asiantii Woulard ineligible and Evan Wilson at receiver, Kean is the Bulls' third-string quarterback.
How He Came to USF: Brett had a very productive career at St. Edward, earning a bunch of early mid-major offers including Air Force, Ohio, Toledo and Western Kentucky. About a month after picking up his USF offer, in the summer before the 2014 season, he committed to Willie Taggart and company and never wavered.
Recruiting Rankings: Both Rivals and 247 had Kean listed as a high two-star prospect.
Projected Playing Time: I swear to everything that is holy: if Brett Kean plays this season, heads will roll.
Highlights: I like Kean's style. He's drawn some comparisons to Matt Grothe during his recruiting process, and while that's pushing it*, he's got a similar build and similar escapability in the pocket. He doesn't have a great arm, and isn't close to the kind of athlete that Quinton Flowers or Asiantii Woulard (or, for that matter, class of 2016 commit Chris Oladokun, but counting chickens before they're caught, etc.) is, but with a redshirt season and some time to learn the offense he could certainly compete for the job in a couple years.
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*Take every recruiting comparison with a large grain of salt. I love Quinton Flowers and think he'll do well this season, but analysts were saying when he committed that he was a better passer than B.J. Daniels, which, no. In my writer scouting report, pundits said I compared favorably to Ernest Hemingway.