Leavitt Impressed With Leadership

TAMPA, FLA. (August 14, 2006) – USF head coach Jim Leavitt may not know which of his quarterbacks will start the season opener September 2 against McNeese State, but he continues to note the overall leadership at the position, and he also singled out two freshmen after today's two-a-day session.

"I really like the leadership at the quarterback position," Leavitt said. "The whole group is really working hard with lots of intensity. It's the best leadership we've had there in the last few years."

Meanwhile, USF freshman receiver Carlton Mitchell (Tampa, Fla.) and freshman running back Keeley Dorsey (Tallahassee, Fla.) have caught Leavitt's attention over the past few practices. Leavitt indicated both may play this season.

That feat might be especially impressive for Mitchell, a speedy 6-3 target out of Gaither High School. The Bulls return several experienced receivers in S.J. Green, Amarri Jackson, Jackie Chambers, Marcus Edwards, Taurus Johnson and Jessie Hester. USF also welcomes LSU transfer Amp Hill and senior Ean Randolph enjoyed an outstanding spring to throw himself into competition for playing time.

Dorsey will try to move up into the ranks of returnees Ricky Ponton, Moise Plancher and Walt Smith to replace USF's all-time leading rusher Andre Hall.

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