The Sporting News Ranks USF 21st in Preseason Football Poll

June 04, 2007
J. Meric

TAMPA, FLA. (June 4, 2007) -- When The Sporting News College Football Magazine hits newsstands on June 12, it will list the University of South Florida 21st in its preseason Top 25. The Bulls are coming off a 9-4 season and a Bowl Championship.

USF returns a total of 16 position starters, including eight each on offense and defense. Sophomore quarterback Matt Grothe, who was the Big East Rookie of the Year in 2006, returns with his entire offensive line.

On defense, middle linebacker Ben Moffitt and cornerbacks Trae Williams and Mike Jenkins lead a unit with talent and experience. Moffitt led the team in tackles in 2006 with 112 and Williams tied the school record with seven interceptions. Williams and Jenkins have combined to make 59 career starts.

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