Per Tampa Bay Times USF beat reporter Joey Knight, TE Elkanah Dillion will transfer from USF.
.@USFFootball fourth-year junior TE Kano Dillon confirms he is leaving the program. Developing story.— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) February 2, 2018
We will update this story as it further develops, but Joey confirmed Kano will graduate in May and will be in the market as a graduate transfer.
Kano Dillon ended the 2017 campaign with 11 catches for 119 yardd and was largely underutilized in Sterlin Gilbert’s veer-and-shoot offense. He ends his USF career with 28 catches for 504 yards and four touchdowns.
The 6’5” 262 pound junior was a three-star recruit out of Vanguard in Ocala, FL and signed with the 2014 class, arguably the best recruiting class in USF history. Dillon came out strong in his first game action against FAMU in 2015 putting up an electric 126 yds and a TD on just four receptions, including a 62-yard reception from The Daily Stampede friend Steven Bench, in the Bulls 51-3 victory over the Rattlers.
We also remember him for this game clinching TD against South Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl to cap an 11-win season in 2016.
With Dillon transferring out, that leaves rising junior Mitchell Wilcox at the top of the depth chart along with redshirt freshman Frederick Loyd, Jr. and 2018 signee Chris Carter Jr. as the only other scholarship tight ends on the roster.
We all wish Kano the best and we wish he was utilized better to his potential during his career at USF.
Since he will be seeking a grad transfer, he will be eligible to play right away. Dillon hasn’t released any potential landing spots, but we have a few ideas...