#7 QB Brett Kean
Redshirt Freshman, 6'1", 209 lbs.
2015 Stats: Kean redshirted last season.
Position on Depth Chart: On the post-spring depth chart, Brett had moved up to the second-string quarterback spot behind Quinton Flowers. Earlier this week, coach Willie Taggart confirmed Kean is now QB2.
How He Came To USF: After moving north from Fort Lauderdale, Kean was a two-time state champion quarterback at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio, just west of Cleveland. He threw for 5,231 yards and 56 touchdowns in his two years as a starter, winning state titles for the Eagles in both seasons. Kean had offers from several MAC schools, but chose to come back to Florida and committed to USF in June 2014.
We've included all of Kean's highlight reels since we haven't seen him play for USF and he could be an extremely important player this year. The last reel is his running reel. Based on those highlights, he could handle the running in USF's offense if necessary.
Recruiting Rankings: The rankings were all over the place on Kean. He was a two-star prospect on Rivals, a high two-star on 247, and a three-star recruit on Scout and ESPN (who was especially high on him).
Projected Playing Time: The coaches have been high on Kean all year. Hopefully there are some opportunities for Brett to play in one-sided games so we can see him on the field and calm some people's nerves about his ability to steer the offense. An injury to Flowers is the only way he'll get really meaningful playing time this year. No offense to Brett, but no one wants to see that happen.
Extremely Hard Trivia: Kean isn't really from Ohio, but his last high school was there, so it makes him just the third player in USF history to come from an Ohio high school. Can you name the other two? (I'm pretty sure you can't without cheating.)