USF Football head coach Jeff Scott announced today that five more players have decided to opt-out of the 2020 season due to the threat of Coronavirus.
Five more @USFFootball players have opted out, per Jeff Scott: Thomas Nance, Josh Berry, Eddie McDoom, Devin Gil, Eugene Bowman.— Joey Knight (@TBTimes_Bulls) August 13, 2020
Senior wide receiver Eddie McDoom joins fellow wide out Jernard Phillips, who opted-out before fall camp started. The former Michigan transfer caught 13 passes for 174 yards in 2019.
Another former Michigan Man, linebacker Devin Gil, who transferred in this year, has also decided to sit out the season. Gil had his most productive season with the Wolverines in 2018 when he registered 33 tackles, 3.5 TFL, and 1.5 sacks.
Tight end Thomas Nance has flip-flopped between tight end and defensive end in his USF career. He saw action in the 2019 season-opener versus Wisconsin.
Running back Josh Berry tore his ACL last season, but was impressive prior to the injury. He was competing for carries against Kelley Joiner, Johnny Ford, and Oregon transfer Darrian Felix.
Cornerback Eugene Bowman made 11 tackles in 11 games in his first season of action with the Bulls. The defensive back position still has a wealth of depth there so far.
Defensive tackle John Waller also opted-out before camp.
Scott has said previously that the scholarships will still be honored for those who opt-out.