Inside Look: USF/Wofford Depth Chart

The Official USF depth chart for the first game against Wofford hasn't been out for 24 hours, and already has created a buzz. With that in mind USFN takes a look at each position and how they did in the preseason. Also news on LB Donte Spires who won't be playing this fall. Stay informed with USFNation.com

The Bulls have released the opening day depth chart for Wofford this week, and even though most is as expected, there are several things that weren't and other points worth mentioning.

At first glance.....
  

 

The starting lineup is mostly full of veterans, but there are 20 Bulls who have never seen the field that could make their USF debuts against Wofford.

 

There are seven true-freshman that could see action with two listed as starters:

·         On defense Kayvon Webster is listed at cornerback and on offense Sterling Griffin is at wide receiver. 

·         The others who could see action are RB Lindsey Lamar, LB Sam Barrington, DE's Ryne Giddins and Julius Forte, and WR/KR Derrick Hopkins could all see action.

 

Eight redshirt freshmen look poised to make their USF debuts as well.

·         On defense, LB's Mike Lanaris, Armando Sanchez are listed on the two-deep, and in the secondary  CB George Baker and S Jon Lejiste will get there first live action in a game.

·         On offense, RT Mark Popek is listed as a starter and OL Damien Edwards is listed on the two-deep. RB Demetris Murray should get some playing time, and QB/WR Evan Landi is expected to see the field as a back-up QB or at wide receiver.

 

Four JUCO transfers will hit the field as Bulls for the first time.

·         On offense Jamar Bass is listed at LT on the two deep.

·         On defense, defensive linemen Jason Pierre-Paul, Leslie Stirrups and linebacker Jacquian Williams are also listed on the two-deep depth chart.

 

The one sophomore that should see his first action as a Bull is long snapper Mike Walsh.

Penciled in to make their first career starts as Bull are:

·         Offensive-lineman Jeremiah Warren at left tackle and Chaz Hine at left guard.

·         Also WR Theo Wilson is listed as a starter at WR and PR/KR.

·         On defense, DE David Bedford and LB Sabbath Joseph are both listed as starters.



Linebacker Donte Spires, who rejoined the Bulls this spring as a walk-on after a year off won't be playing with the team this season, but has plans to rejoin the team for 2010, said Bulls coach Jim Leavitt. Spires last played for USF in 2007 having 16 tackles, but left the team before the Sun Bowl due to family issues. Spires rejoined the team this past spring as a walk-on, and immediately provided depth on the outside and finished the spring being listed as the top back-up to Sabbath Joseph.

Spires who has a redshirt year available will use the time to concentrate on academics and other issues, including finances. Leavitt told me that they didn't realize that Spires had a redshirt available, and this will give him the time to get his academics straight. Donte, who isn't on scholarship, will also be able to work this year and help out his financial situation.

Click here or an inside look at the Bulls opening day depth chart

2009 USF Football Depth Chart - Week 1: Wofford

Offense
POS # Name HT. WT. CL. GP/GS/CON
X 2 Carlton Mitchell 6-4 212 Jr. 26/8/1
  11 A.J. Love 6-3 205 Jr. 20/13/13
  1 Jason Sherman 6-4 207 Jr. 8/0/0
H 81  Dontavia Bogan  6-1  185  Jr.  24/1/0
  87 Jessie Hester 6-0 180 Sr. 35/8/0
  80  Patrick Richardson  6-0  175  So.  10/0/0
LT 55 Jeremiah Warren  6-4 310 So. 6/0/0
  63 Jamar Bass 6-4 290  Jr.  0/0/0
LG 79  Chaz Hine  6-4  292  So.  7/0/0
  73 Damien Edwards 6-6 320 RFr. 0/0/0
C 62  Sampson Genus 6-1 314 Jr. 19/5/0
  66 Kevin McCaskill 6-2 304 So. 4/0/0
RG 61 Zach Hermann 6-3 313 Jr. 20/18/2
  60    Danous Estenor 6-3   298   So. 4/1/0
RT 74 Mark Popek 6-7 304 RFr. 0/0/0
  64 Jake Sims 6-5 285 Jr.  21/10/2
TE 82 Ben Busbee 6-3 242 Sr. 36/8/0
  85 Andrew Ketchel 6-5 240 Jr. 14/1/1
  34 Kenneth Luberice 6-0 235 Sr. 13/0/0
Y 9 Theo Wilson 6-0 207 Sr. 9/0/0
  29 Colby Erskin 5-9 185 Sr. 6/0/0
  23 Faron Hornes 5-6 170 Jr. 0/0/0
Z 17 Sterling Griffin 6-1 174 Fr. 0/0/0
  6 Ed Alcin 6-2 185 Jr. 15/0/0
  83 Jeffrey Wilson 6-0 175 So. 1/0/0
QB Matt Grothe  6-0  205  Sr.  39/38/38
  7 B.J. Daniels 6-1 215 RFr. 2/0/0
  12 Evan Landi 6-3 213 RFr. 0/0/0
RB-F 3 Mo Plancher 5-9 200 Sr.  18/4/0
  5 Lindsey Lamar 5-9 165 Fr. 0/0/0
  20 Aston Samuels  5-10 177 Jr. 10/0/0
HB 43 Richard Kelly 6-0 249 Jr.  24/1/0
  21 Demetris Murray 5-10 199 RFr. 0/0/0
  37 Joel Miller 6-0 185 So. 10/0/0
 
 
Defense
LE  58 David Bedford 6-5 250 Jr. 7/0/0
  90 Jason Pierre-Paul 6-6 265 Jr. 0/0/0
  7 Ryne Giddins 6-4 235 Fr. 0/0/0
NT 97  Terrell McClain  6-3  306  Jr.  24/9/7
  44 Leslie Stirrups 6-4 274 Jr. 0/0/0
  46 Cory Grissom 6-2 289 RFr. 1/0/0
DT 98  Aaron Harris  6-4  265  Sr.  35/29/10
  94  Craig Marshall  6-5  260  Jr. 13/2/0
  91  Keith McCaskill  5-11  270 So. 11/0/0
RE 95  George Selvie  6-4  245  Sr.  38/37/6
  41 Patrick Hampton 6-1 235 So.  6/0/0
  54 Julius Forte 6-2 235 Fr. 0/0/0
SAM 11  Sabbath Joseph  6-0  230  Jr.  24/0/0
  57 Jacquian Williams 6-4 225 Jr.  0/0/0
MIKE 42  Kion Wilson  6-2  235  Sr.  13/11/6
  55 Mike Lanaris 6-2 230 RFr. 0/0/0
WILL 49  Chris Robinson  6-3  245  Sr.  36/1/0
  36 Sam Barrington 6-3 220 Fr. 0/0/0
  51 Armando Sanchez 5-11 225 RFr. 0/0/0
LC Quenton Washington  5-10  185 So. 12/1/0
  22 George Baker 5-11 170 RFr. 0/0/0
  35 Cameron Perkins 5-10 180 Sr. 11/0/0
SS 1 Jerrell Young 6-2 195 So. 13/1/1
  12 Jon Lejiste 6-0 190 RFr. 0/0/0
  3 Jerome Murphy 6-1 190 Sr. 38/12/0
FS Nate Allen  6-2  206  Sr.  35/26/24
  16 Mistral Raymond 6-1 180 Sr. 4/0/0
  15 Victor Marc 5-11 208 Fr. 0/0/0
RC 6 Kayvon Webster 5-11 181 Fr. 0/0/0
  Tyson Butler  5-11  184  So. 11/0/0
  3 Jerome Murphy 6-1 190 Sr. 38/12/0
NB 3 Jerome Murphy 6-1 190 Sr. 38/12/0
  Tyson Butler  5-11  184  So. 11/0/0
  6 Kayvon Webster 5-11 181 Fr. 0/0/0
 
 
Special Teams
K 25  Delbert Alvarado  6-0  209  Sr. 35
  32 Eric Schwartz 5-10 170 Jr. 0
KO 25  Delbert Alvarado  6-0  209  Sr. 35
P 25  Delbert Alvarado  6-0  209  Sr. 35
  18 Justin Brockhaus-Kann 6-3 227 RFr. 0
LS 68  Mike Walsh  5-10  225 So.
  67 Nick Pisasik 5-10 242 Fr. 0
KR  81  Dontavia Bogan  6-1  185  Jr.   
  9 Theo Wilson 6-0 207 Sr.  
PR 9 Theo Wilson 6-0 207 Sr.  
H 12 Evan Landi 6-3 215  RFr.  

Click here or an inside look at the Bulls opening day depth chart

 


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