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#PortalWatch: Baylor Transfer QB Gerry Bohanon Commits to USF Football

Don’t get it twisted, the staff is in win-now mode

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Former Baylor QB Gerry Bohanon made the announcement via Instagram that he would be transferring to USF, giving new offensive coordinator Travis Trickett his first splash win in the recruiting game.

Bohanon led the Baylor Bears to a 12-2 record, and helped the team win the Big 12 and the Sugar Bowl in the process.

He threw for 2,200 yards, 18 touchdowns to only 7 interceptions while adding 323 yards and 9 touchdowns running the football. Under Bohanon’s watch, Baylor was able to pull off ranked upsets over no. 14 Iowa State, no. 4 Oklahoma, No. 19 BYU, and no. 5 Oklahoma State that clinched the Big 12 title.

The stats for Bohanon speak for themselves, but the statement in a text to ESPN might just cement the mood inside the newly renovated locker room and coach’s offices at the Lee Roy Selmon Athletic Center:

“I picked USF because I believe in that staff, I believe in the culture, I believe in the change that’s coming, I believe in the players, I believe in Tampa. That staff is the staff you want to play for, they’re going to give (you) everything they have on and off the field.”

Now that is quite a resounding statement to bring some urgency to the USF football progrum. It was the compounded by a tweet from Chris Torello, which tells you all you need to know about how and why they courted the former Baylor standout QB:

It was also revealed that Bohanon turned down interest from Oklahoma, Liberty, BYU, Georgia Tech, and Mizzou before making his decision to come to Tampa. He will be joining a crowded locker room, that includes last year’s starter sophomore Timmy McClain, junior Katravis Marsh (who entered the portal but chose to return to USF), and true freshmen Byrum Brown and Gunnar Smith.

Bohanon joins as a grad transfer will have up to two years of eligibility remaining, should he choose to use his extra ‘COVID’ year.