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Former USF Bulls Litter the College Football Landscape

Check in on how the former Bulls are doing during the USF bye week.

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With no game to look forward to today, let’s find out where all of the one-time Bulls are playing and how they’ve fared at their new schools because you may be able to catch them on TV today.

  • Safety Craig Watts: Valdosta State-The former three-star (2016) out of Admiral Farragut Academy just couldn’t find the find for the Bulls under head coach Charlie Strong. He decided to leave earlier this year, then decided to stick it out. Then actually transferred. Through four games for the Blazers (4-0) he has 20 tackles, 1.5 TFL, and one sack. Valdosta State travels to Clinton, Mississippi to take on Mississippi College at 8 p.m.
  • Defensive Tackle Mi’Cario Stanley: UAB- Another former three-star and 2016 recruiting cycle player, Stanley came to USF as a linebacker but was moved to the defensive line where injuries, lack of experience, and sitting behind three NFL linemen forced him to not see action for the Bulls. He has to sit out this season to satisfy the NCAA transfer rule. He now goes by “Rio”.
  • Tight End Kano Dillon: Oregon- The under-utilized and underappreciated former three-star tight end found a new home in Eugene after he graduated from USF this spring. He couldn’t carve out a solid role under former head coach Willie Taggart or Strong. He has four catches for 47 yards and touchdown so far this season. Oregon (3-1) travels to face Cal at 10:30 p.m. on FS1.
  • Defensive Back Malik Dixon: Rutgers- Dixon left in the spring of 2017 after being moved to linebacker under new defensive coordinator Brian Jean-Mary. Dixon was supposed to be the Khalid McGee before Khalid McGee in the Bulls revamped defense. Unfortunately, Dixon was arrested in August along with seven other football players in connection with a credit card fraud scheme that totaled over $10,000. He is not listed on the online roster.
  • Defensive Back Armunz Mathews: UT-Martin- Mathews left during Birmingham Bowl prep in 2016 after seeing action in just one game during his freshman year. He then trasnferred to UT-Martin where he played in eight games as a wide receiver as well as on special teams. He has not played in 2018. The Skyhawks face Murray State on ESPN+ at 7 p.m.
  • Linebacker Cecil Cherry: Grambling State- The former Texas linebacker played mostly on special teams with USF in 2016 after sitting out the 2015 season due to the NCAA transfer rule. He recorded 30 tackles in his only season playing with USF before deciding to seek greener pastures. He ended up at Coahoma Community College before enrolling at GSU this season. Through three games he has 11 tackles, 2.5 TFL, and one sack. GSU (1-2) faces Prairie View A&M in the State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl at 5 p.m.
  • Wide Receiver Kevaughn Dingle: Iowa Central CC: We all know what happened here. Dingle was arrested on sexual assault charges in November 2017 and was suspended from all team activities. In January USF confirmed with TDS that Dingle was no longer a part of the team—even though he was still listed on the roster—and that “it had been a while” since he was on the team. In March we were the first to report that all charges had been dropped. Dingle was the second-highest rated recruit in the 2017 cycle for the Bulls behind high school teammate Naytron Culpepper. It’s hard to not think about how it could be Dingle instead of Randall St. Felix shining for the Bulls this year. By all accounts, Dingle had a fantastic fall camp in 2017 and another year of seasoning could’ve really helped him. At Iowa Central, Dingle has 17 receptions, 215 yards and two touchdowns. He had a career-high eight catches, 119 yards and two scores at Coffeyville CC on September 8. ICCC faces Highland CC at noon. You’ll see Dingle on Last Chance U this season when the Tritons travel to face Independence CC on October 27.

Mini-note: I’ve been told by a source at Independence Community College that former one-time USF commit Bruce Judson is at ICC, although he isn’t listed on the roster and that he is redshirting this year due to an ankle injury. And somehow, he’s still technically a freshman.

Also, former Bulls’ safety Tajee Fullwood’s younger brother—Trey Fullwood— is at ICC this year and is a starting safety. Trey was a three-star WR coming out of Sickles High School in 2016. He has 14 tackles in four games for the Pirates.