#4 QB Asiantii Woulard
Sophomore, 6’3”, 215 lbs.
That’s Pronouced... A-SHAWN-tee.
2015 Stats: Woulard sat out last season after transferring from UCLA.
Position on Depth Chart: Woulard was listed as a backup on the post-spring depth chart, but doesn’t appear on the chart released earlier this week. He had been passed by Brett Kean as USF’s backup quarterback, and then suffered a broken foot in practice last week, putting him out indefinitely.
How He Came To USF: Bulls fans are probably more aware of Asiantii Woulard’s recruitment story than anyone else’s. He played high school football at Winter Park High School and committed to USF in February 2012. (It only seems like it was 20 years ago.) He decommitted and then recommitted again in June. After going to Nike’s Elite 11 competition in Beaverton, Oregon, and winning, he stayed on board until Coach Who Shall Not Be Named was fired that December. Woulard decommitted again and ended up signing with UCLA in February 2013. After a redshirt year, Woulard didn’t play in 2014. When it became apparent stud freshman and early enrollee Josh Rosen would become the Bruins’ starting quarterback in 2015, Asiantii announced he would transfer and eventually chose USF. Third time’s a charm.
USF unsuccessfully attempted to get Woulard eligible to play right away last year. Instead, he was given a year of eligibility back at the end of his career. Beginning this season, he has three years of eligibility left.
Recruiting Rankings: Asiantii was a four-star prospect across the board. 247 and ESPN both rated him their #1 dual-threat quarterback* in the class of 2013.
* - We hate this phrase and only used it because 247 and ESPN classify quarterbacks that way.
Projected Playing Time: What a truly bizarre and frustrating 12 months Woulard has had. He went from transferring home, to maybe being USF’s starting quarterback and reclaiming his bright football future if he could get a waiver, to not getting the waiver and having to sit out the season, to watching Quinton Flowers take a firm grip on the job, to having Brett Kean pass him as the backup, to having Chris Oladokun nipping at his heels as QB3, to breaking his foot. It’s unclear how long his injury will keep Woulard sidelined. Even if hadn’t been hurt, though, he might not have played at all this year. We hope he’s finding some kind of positive in all this, because it would be driving us insane if we were in his position.