As the slow offseason trudges along, we've been keeping track of every player transferring in and out of Fowler Avenue. Yesterday, quarterback Adam Robles announced his decision to take his football talents roughly three and a half hours up I-75 to Valdosta State.
A preferred walk-on at USF in the summer of 2014, Robles played his high school ball at Vanguard High School in Ocala, where he was named 2013 All-North Central Florida Offensive Player of the Year. In two seasons at Vanguard, he threw for over 4,000 yards, broke Daunte Culpepper's (yes, that Daunte Culpepper) school single-game touchdown record, and was teammates with current Bulls starting TE Elkanah Dillon.
Robles was not rated by any major recruiting sites, but he had a few Division III offers coming out of high school before deciding to come to USF. The Ocala native never saw any playing time with the Bulls, and was well behind the likes of Quinton Flowers, Brett Kean, and Asiantii Woulard on the depth chart.
In his final few years of eligibility, Robles will have the opportunity to play for a perennial Division II powerhouse in Valdosta State. He'll play under new head coach Kerwin Bell, the former Florida and Orlando Thunder quarterback who spent the previous nine years coaching at Jacksonville University.
We obviously wish Adam the best as he moves on to a new opportunity.