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April 19, 2013
Key concerns for lack of depth at RB
Now that spring football is complete, it's time to continue our look at postion battles for 2013 and needs for the 2014 recruiting class.
There are a lot of two and three-back, two tight end sets and the new offense will run a lot of downhill power football.
Experience will be a factor
Experience will be an area of concern for the inexperience Bulls backfield with only Shaw having played significant snaps in a Bulls uniform.
With those returning players the Bulls signed two heralded prospects in Miami Northwestern's Darius Tice, who, at 6-feet, 210 pounds, is a fast and elusive back with a great change of direction. Stafon McCray (Kissimmee (Fla.) Osceola) a 5-foot-11, 198 pound back gives the Bulls a power back with an deft ability to run down hill and gain yards after tackle.
. The keys for the Bulls is competition and who steps up and becomes the leader of the back field whether it be Shaw, Pierre, Davis or one of the new freshman when they report.
Needs - 2014
With the concern at the QB position the running back position will be leaned on a lot to control the offense and is very key to the success in 2013.
With that said, both Shaw and Pierre are seniors, so filling the cupboard is key for USF.
The Bulls have a commitment from Jarvis Stewart of Largo (Fla.) High School and are busy working on others. Key targets include Rivals.com four-stars Derrell Scott of Havelock (N.C.) High School, and Gainesville (Fla.) High School RB Tony James. Immokalee (Fla.) RB D'ernest Johnson already had a local connection, with Deadrin Senat signing with the Bulls last year and Jimmy Bayes committing this year.