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Only A.J. Legree Days Until USF Football Season

USF football made it through fall practice with only one significant casualty. Unfortunately this #6 was it.

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#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.

Follow Him On... A.J. is on Twitter at @ajlegree20. His private Instagram is at legreeman.