USF’s leading sacker withdraws for academic reasons

South Florida defensive tackle and last year’s leading sacker Derrick Calloway has withdrawn from the university for academic reasons and will not play for the Bulls this season. Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times reported the story.

A rising junior, Calloway led all Bulls defensive lineman last season with three sacks, good for second overall on the team behind linebacker Reshard Cliett. USF stated that the door was open for Calloway to return to school next year.

This leaves USF’s defensive line in a rough situation, as the only defensive tackle left on the roster with starting experience is Deadrin Senat, and he only has two starts to his name. Considering how the Bulls improved to 4-8 (3-5 AAC) under head coach Willie Taggart last season and Calloway was expected to be a full-time starter after making just three last season, Taggart himself may have to get creative when it comes to filling out the defensive line.

South Florida opens the season at home against the MEAC’s Florida A&M Rattlers on September 5.

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