USF-FSU: Connections a Plenty

In-state games are always huge especially in Florida where many players know each other or know of one another. Even though USF and FSU will be meeting for the first time Saturday, there are a lot of connections between the two teams with both players and coaches.

When the Bulls travel to Tallahassee for Saturday's game against Florida State it will be a return home for several Bulls from the Panhandle, who grew up in the shadow of Doak Campbell Stadium.

 

QB B.J. Daniels (Lincoln HS) and brothers DT Keith McCaskill & Kevin McCaskill (Godby HS) are from the Tally area, and OT Jeremiah Warren is from Panama City (Bay HS). There's also a gaggle of other players who grew up in the Pensacola area who will be making the trip; DE George Selvie (Pine Forrest), Terrell McClain (Pensacola HS), DL Craig Marshall (Ft. Walton Beach, Choctawhatchee HS), Anthony Hill, (Pensacola HS ), & Patrick Richardson (Woodham HS). Also true freshmen Chase Griffiths (North Florida Christian), John McGhin (Florida HS) hail from there as well.

 

In-state games are always huge especially in Florida where many players know each other or know of one another. Even though USF and FSU will be meeting for the first time Saturday, there are a lot of connections between the two rosters with a total of 40 players that were high school teammates, and a countless number of others who know each other. Here's a list of USF/FSU players that attended high school together.

 

First Coast HS (Jacksonville, Fl)

Jason Sherman (USF)

Nigel Carr (FSU)

Avis Commack (FSU)

Jermaine Thomas (FSU)

 

Seminole HS (Seminole, FL)

Colby Erskin (USF)

Corey Schomp (USF)

Jonathan Johnson (FSU)

Budd Thacker (FSU)

 

Monsignor Pace HS, Miami, FL

Sterling Griffin (USF)

Derrick Hopkins (USF)

Kayvon Webster (USF)

Gregory Pierre (FSU)

 

Hillsborough (Tampa, Fl)

Lindsey Lamar (USF)

Leslie Stirrups (USF)

Moses McCray (FSU)

 

South Sumter (Bushnell, Fla.)

Craig Breen (USF)

Richard Kelly (USF)

Kendall Smith (FSU)

 

Lincoln HS (Tallahassee, Fl)

B.J. Daniels (USF)

Josh Gehres (FSU)

Ja'Baris Little (FSU) 

 

Sarasota HS (Sarasota, Fl)

Mike Ford (USF)

Ricardo Cannon (FSU)

 

Bay HS (Panama City, Fl)

Jeremiah Warren (USF)

Bert Reed (FSU)

 

Lakeland HS (Lakeland, Fl)

Jamar Taylor (USF)

Kendrick Stewart (FSU)

Glades Central HS (Belle Glade, Fl)

Aston Samuels (USF)

Jatavious Jackson (USF)

Jessie Hester (USF)

Henry Orelus (FSU)

 

Wharton HS, Tampa, FL

Joel Miller (USF)

Chase Boswell (USF)

Rony Delisca (USF)

LaDre Watkins (USF)

Andreas Shields (USF)

Ventoure Watkins (FSU)

 

N. Florida Christian (Tallahassee, Fl)

Chase Griffi ths (USF)

Ochuko Jenije (FSU)

Ricky Yates (FSU)

 

Chiles HS (Tallahassee, FL)

Daniel Bryant (USF)

Alex Jones (FSU)

Chris Revell (FSU)

 

Winter Springs (Winter Springs, Fl)

Justin Brockhaus (USF)

Ashuwa Richardson (FSU)

Richard Wint (FSU)

 

Riverview HS (Riverview, Fl)

Jacquain, Williams (USF)

Kevin Campbell (FSU)

 

Lafayette HS (Mayo, Fl)

Darren Powe (USF)

Aaron Gresham (FSU)

 

Plant HS (Tampa, Fl)

Michael Walsh (USF)

Rhonne Sanderson (FSU)

 

Archbishop Carroll HS (Miami, Fl)

George Baker (USF)

Rodney Smith (FSU)

 

 

 

 Coaching Connections

Lawrence Dawsey 2004-06 USF

Jim Leavitt

Carl Franks

Ron McKeefery

Larry Scott

Patrick St. Louis (player)

Larry Antonucci

Jamie DeGerome

Chuck Amato

Todd Stroud

NC. State Mike Canales 2001-02
Rick Trickett West Virginia Steve Bird 2001-04

Jimbo Fisher

Todd Stroud

Samford Patrick Burnham (player) 1988,
Burnham  also graduated from FSU in 1994 while Bowden, Amato, and Andrews were there, and his father Wally Burnham was a linebacker coach at FSU from 1985-1993.

 

 

 


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