Former Texas LB Cecil Cherry transfers to USF

Just one week after announcing he would transfer from the University of Texas, former four-star linebacker Cecil Cherry has gone home and transferred to South Florida. Cherry’s decision was reported on Twitter by ESPN’s Max Olson, and Cherry tweeted his decision himself with a picture in a Bulls uniform.

Former Texas LB Cecil Cherry has transferred to USF, his father confirmed.

— Max Olson (@max_olson) August 18, 2015

GoBulls1 pic.twitter.com/yyWfCItZbt

— Cecil Cherry (@cecil__cherry3) August 18, 2015

A former star at Victory Christian Academy in Lakeland, Florida, Cherry will now attend school in nearby Tampa after opting to transfer from Texas after just three practices with the team. He then called out some of his teammates on Twitter, adding some drama to the story.

But now Cherry appears primed to play for a Bulls team that appears to be moving in the right direction under coach Willie Taggart. The team has gone 6-18 (5-11 AAC) in two years under Taggart, and has not had a winning season since going 8-5 under Skip Holtz in 2010.

That said, perhaps Cherry is the next piece of the puzzle that ends with the Bulls rising from the ashes.

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

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to Twitter