#81 WR Ryeshene Bronson - Senior, 6’3”, 205 lbs.
That's Pronounced... RYE-sheen.
2017: Bronson’s senior season was derailed before it even began, dislocating his right shoulder during fall camp. Having a redshirt in his back pocket, he’ll be eligible to play in 2018.
2016: Ryeshene was probably the most affected by the addition of Marquez-Valdes Scantling to the USF offense. Bronson played in 11 games, but only started the first four, and made just 10 catches. Of his 188 receiving yards, 113 came against Northern Illinois, including a 73-yard touchdown that was very similar to the one he scored in 2014.
2015: Bronson played in all 13 games. He was an excellent blocker on outside runs and screens, and caught 17 passes for 258 yards. He hauled in a 42-yard touchdown pass from Quinton Flowers on a now-famous flea flicker. And he made the play that may have saved the Willie Taggart era at USF.
2014: As a true freshman, Bronson appeared in 10 games and only had three catches for 85 yards, but one of them was a 75-yard touchdown against NC State. (He came very close to joining the First Touch Touchdown Club, but he had another catch earlier in the game.) Ryeshene also had one carry for six yards.
How He Came To USF: Bronson played at Dunbar High School in Fort Myers, where he caught a total of 60 passes for 954 yards and 10 TDs. (Click here if you haven't seen his high school reel.) It was quite a coup for USF to land him in their 2014 recruiting class. He had offers from, among others, Florida, Florida State, Miami, and Auburn, plus interest from just about every brand-name school out there.
Recruiting Rankings: Bronson was a three-star recruit at Rivals, 247, and Scout. ESPN gave him four stars and rated him in their ESPN300.