In what is the first after spring practice defection, South Florida wide receiver Fred Lloyd has announced he’s leaving USF, and has entered the transfer portal.
The news comes just a couple of days after Lloyd posted pictures of himself skiing on Saturday—the same day of USF’s spring game.
So it looks like TE turned WR Fred Lloyd is no longer with @USFFootball. He was skiing yesterday and isn’t listed on the online roster anymore.— Nathan Bond (@BullsNathanSBN) March 28, 2021
Lloyd was part of former head coach Charlie Strong’s first class in 2017. He was a low 3-star on 247’s composite rankings coming out of Tift County High School in Georgia.
After redshirting in 2017, he saw limited action over the next three seasons, mostly on special teams where he recorded four tackles. Lloyd never caught a pass as a Bull.
He was moved to wide receiver prior to spring practice this year in hopes of bolstering the WR room, and adding size—6’5”—to a relatively small group. With the emergence of Xavier Weaver, plus the additions of Baylor transfer Yusef Terry, and Ole Miss transfer Demarcus Gregory, the writing was on the wall for Lloyd.
He’ll have two years of eligibility left. Good luck Fred!