Third-string quarterbacks don’t usually get much publicity, but when you were once ranked the number one dual-threat quarterback and won the Elite 11 competition, things are different. So it was news Asiantii Woulard posted on Twitter Wednesday that he had fractured his foot:
Fractured foot... Smh I gotta be being tested. Something is always going on.— Asiantii Woulard (@Asiantii4) August 24, 2016
The Tampa Bay Times got the confirmation from football spokesperson Brian Siegrist, who added that the team remains hopeful it’s isn’t a long-term problem. Joey Knight added on Twitter that it was Woulard’s right foot that was fractured. Taggart said Thursday that “everyone heals differently,” meaning there isn’t a timetable for his return.
This another blow for Woulard, who just hasn’t been able to put it all together and get on the field. We mentioned earlier in training camp that he throws one of the best balls out of the quarterback group, but something else is keeping him from getting over that next hurdle.
Woulard to Valdes-Scantling for the TD over CB Deatrick Nichols. Same play Nichols hurt his finger again pic.twitter.com/vE9O0L4cDR— Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) August 6, 2016
True freshman Chris Oladokun will now become the third-string quarterback in case something happens. Taggart has been impressed with Oladokun all camp, even stating after day two of camp that he had a little more in him than Taggart thought. “We got the right guy.”
“I like Chris,” Taggart said. “I think Chris is gonna be one heck of a football player. I can sleep at night know that the QB position is pretty well in place right now.”
Bentlee Sanders Commits to USF
Bentlee Sanders, three-star DB/WR in the class of 2017 from Tampa Catholic flipped from Toledo to USF Thursday. 247 Sports ranks Sanders as USF’s third-best commit, behind only Bruce Judson and Jean Marcellus.
It just so happens that Oladokun played youth football with Sanders, so not only is Oladokun impressive on the field, he might be just as good as a recruiter.