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Only C.J. Garye Days Until USF Football

This senior has had a tough time getting on the field for a few years, and this season doesn't look any better.

#29 LB C.J. Garye

Senior, 6'3", 228 lbs.

Stats in 2014: Garye played in ten games and recorded six tackles (one for loss).

Spot on Fall Depth Chart: He does not appear on the depth chart.

How He Came to USF: Garye went to Lincoln High School in Tallahassee, where he played safety. He had offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa State and FIU, but Skip Holtz got him to commit to USF the summer before his senior year. That fall, his team won the class 4A state championship.

Recruiting Rankings: Rivals and Scout gave him three stars; 247 gave him two.

Projected Playing Time: Garye redshirted in 2011. Although recruited to play defensive back, Skip Holtz moved him to linebacker in 2012, where he has been ever since. Garye played in nine games that year, showing some promise at the new position. In 2013, Taggart didn't put him on the field much except on special teams, since he had an okay linebacker situation with DeDe Lattimore, Reshard Cliett and Zack Bullock. 2014 saw the development of Nigel Harris and Auggie Sanchez, and Garye seemed to have become an afterthought.

Garye has been lining up at the Stinger linebacker position in practice, but it's hard to imagine him cracking the two-deep depth chart. I'd say he's the Bulls' third string Stinger at this point, but with all of the young talent around him, he may not even be that in a few weeks. Expect to see him on special teams this year.

Fun Fact: Garye comes from quite an athletic family. His mother played college basketball and his father was a college high jumper, both at FAMU.