Bulls Recruitng Class of 2006: Revisited

In two days the class of '07 reports for freshmen orientation. So the staff of USFNation figures now is a good time to take a look back on the progress of the Bulls recruiting class of 2006. Inside part 1 of this series, find out who's still here, and how they are doing. Also find out who had an impact on last season, and who will have an impact on the upcoming season. Only on USFNation.com

USF Bulls Class of 2006 revisited


Edner Alcin WR (Chamberlain HS) Alcin was a redshirt for the 2006 season. During the past year Alcin has put on some weight and is right around 180 lbs. During the spring Alcin showed he has nice hands and route running to go with his 4.4-4.5 speed. The WR unit is stacked, but Alcin is in the mix


Nate Allen QB/S (Cape Coral HS) Allen started his USF career with a brief stint at QB, and then switched to safety last summer. He played in 9 games last season only making 2 tackles. However this spring the sophomore has worked hard to beat out incumbents Danny Verpaele and Louis Gachette to win the starting job at safety.  Allen has taken his experience from last year and his work in the off-season to improve his game. It has shown this spring. He was making interceptions, breaking up plays and has worked on stripping the ball as well. During the spring game Allen made 7 tackles, and showed speed and agility to make plays. He has made great strides but knows he still has work to do before the season starts to become the great safety that the coaches expect him to be.


Delbert Alvarado K (Robinson HS) Alvarado competed last summer for both the starting kicker and punting position, but started the season as a back up for both. However, in the Bulls season opener against McNeese State, he replaced an inefficient Ilia Petrov who had trouble handling the ball. Alvarado was the team's punter for the first three games until the Bulls switched to Justin Teachey and his soccer style punting. In all Alvarado punted 10 times for a 34.3 average. In the sixth game of the season Alvarado became the team's kicker, replacing Mike Benzer who was 2 of 6 for the year, and 2 of 9 during his career as a Bull. Alvarado finished the year 9 of 13 and was named to the BIG EAST Honor roll when he kicked a BIG EAST record 56-yarder and a 47 yard field goal in a 27-10 win over Syracuse.


James Boger (Dixie Hollins HS) Big things were expected out of Boger, but he lasted only two days of summer conditioning before he decided it was too tough for him and quit the team to explore options as a firefighter. He later decided he wanted to play football again and transferred to I-AA Georgia Southern.


Keeley Dorsey RB (Lincoln HS) Dorsey came in as a freshman and earned a spot in the rotation to start the '06 season. In the Bulls first game against McNeese State Keeley finished the rout with a 52 yard touchdown run. Keeley finished the season carrying the ball 10 times for 66 yards during the season but showed promise heading into the off-season. Tragedy struck when Dorsey collapsed during routine conditioning and pronounced dead. Keeley was an inspiration to all who knew him, and he will never be forgotten.


Dylan Douglas CB (Andrew Jackson HS) Dylan was a redshirt for the 2006 season. During spring practice Douglas who his teammates call Action-D, was a hard worker and showed that he had speed and burst as he worked with the second team for a majority of the spring session. The Bulls have their corners pretty much set, but Douglas showed he has skills to compete, and will be an asset, especially after next year when the Bulls lose both starting CB's.


David Fonua DT (Bradenton Southeast HS) Fonua failed to qualify for the '06 class, but stayed in Tampa, got a qualifying score and joined the Bulls as part of the '07 class.


LeBrandon Glover (Pensacola HS) Glover came to the Bulls as a 3-star recruit, but with the depth at LB redshirted the '06 season. This past spring Glover was bit by the injury bug and missed a majority of the session with a hamstring injury. During the start of summer classes Glover found out that his grandmother who raised him condition worsened and decided to transfer to a school closer to home. He most likely will end up at Jackson State, or Southern Miss.


Aaron Harris DT (Williston HS) Harris came in and had a strong enough summer not to redshirt for the '06 season. He saw action in 9 of the last 10 games of the season playing in the two deep DT rotation and finished with 6 tackles. Harris missed a portion with a groin pull, but overall had a strong spring. At the start of summer conditioning, he is up to 263 pounds, is almost completely healed and is in the starting rotation.


Frank Harry DT (Pearl River CC) Harry came to the Bulls as a 4-star recruit and was expected to provide immediate help inside for the Bulls. However after just a few days of practicing in full pads Harry decided that practicing at the Bulls level was much different from what he was used to at Pearl River and quit the team.


Zach Hermann OL (East Lake HS) Hermann was a redshirt for the '06 season. However over the year Herman made big gains in the weight room raising his bench up to 360 pounds and his squat up to 570 pounds. This past spring Hermann showed he has size, great technique, and has been impressive this spring. Impressive enough that he was in the two deep rotation, and also worked with the starting team until he hurt his foot towards the end of spring practice. The Bulls coaching staff are expecting big things from Hermann this year.


Jeff Ide OL (Manatee HS) Ide redshirted for the 2006 season. This past spring showed that he has made gains but still has work to do in the weight room and the film room.


James Jackson RB (Santa Monica CC) Jackson never qualified academically to join the team in '06. He would have only had one year of eligibility left, and it is unknown where he ended up if anywhere.


Joseph Jackson (Booker T. Washington HS) Jackson failed to qualify academically and was last attending Butler community college in Kansas

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