#6 WR A.J. Legree
5th Year Senior, 6'1", 195 lbs.
2015 Stats: Following his NCAA-mandated redshirt season after transferring from Kentucky, Legree appeared in seven games last season and started against East Carolina. He made three catches for 24 yards.
Position on Depth Chart: Legree was the starting X receiver on the post-spring depth chart. However, he tore his ACL in a non-contact drill in the first week of fall practice and will miss the entire 2016 season.
"Just kind of a freak incident, no contact or anything," Taggart said during the Bulls' media day Wednesday at the Sun Dome. "Just running a route and his foot got stuck in the ground and he tore it. Hate it. He was having a heck of a spring. Had a really, really good summer."
How He Came To USF: Legree played a bit role for two years at Kentucky, then transferred to USF after the 2013 season. Before Kentucky, A.J. played at Fort White High School, a small north Florida town about 30 miles northwest of Gainesville. He was a four-year starter on both sides of the ball and helped the Indians reach the 2011 state playoffs with 47 catches, six interceptions, and 12 total touchdowns. He was a Class 3A all-state first teamer and originally chose Kentucky over several other offers, including one from USF.
Recruiting Rankings: A.J. was a three-star prospect on all the major recruiting sites when he signed with Kentucky.
Projected Playing Time: None, unfortunately. Legree won't recover from his injury in time to play this season. However, he can apply for a medical redshirt (which should be easy to get) and receive a sixth year of eligibility in 2017 if he wants to come back. He already has his bachelor's degree, and he can't transfer again, so we'll see what he decides.