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Mitchell Wilcox to Return For Senior Season With USF Football

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The record-setting hometown kid is coming back.

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Following weeks of speculation, USF tight end Mitchell Wilcox announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he will return for one final season in the green and gold.

According to DraftWire.com, the Tarpon Springs native had Day 2 potential in the upcoming NFL Draft.

Entering the Gasparailla Bowl, the 6-foot-5, 245-pound tight end ranked 12th nationally with an average of 3.6 receptions per game in 2018 and was named the American Athletic Conference’s first-team tight end despite a nagging ankle injury during the second half of the season.

Wilcox caught 43 passes for 540 yards during his junior year, both of which are single-season school marks for a tight end.

After proving his pass-catching skills in 2018, and with the hiring of a new offensive coordinator imminent, the record-setting tight end is poised to have an even bigger fifth and final season at USF.