#27 Safety Naytron Culpepper - Sophomore, 6’1”, 186 pounds
2017: Naytron got plenty of valuable playing time in the secondary as a true freshman, appearing in ten games and making his first starts against C. and Texas Tech in the Birmingham Bowl. He finished the year with 12 tackles and two pass breakups.
How he came to USF: The Miami product committed to USF as part of the “Carol City 3” haul that included teammates Donelle Thomas and Kevaughn Dingle. As a senior, he helped the Chiefs win the Class 6A state championship as part of a unit that held opponents to 105.1 yards per game. He chose the Bulls over offers from Michigan State, South Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi State, and Oregon among others.
Recruiting Rankings: Culpepper was rated as a high three-star across the board and was the highest rated signee in USF’s 2017 class. The Miami Herald named him one of the top five CB prospects in the area for that class.