South Florida has landed yet another high-profile transfer.
The school announced on Tuesday that former Florida receiver Chris Dunkley has officially joined the program. Dunkley redshirted last season while dealing with a hamstring injury. He was suspended for parts of this spring with academic issues.
ESPN.com ranked the 6-foot, 172-pounder as the No. 7 receiver prospect in the Class of 2010 and rated him an ESPNU 150 recruit. ESPN.com's recruiting profile of Dunkley concluded with this: "Overall, Dunkley can run and he can make people miss. He is one of the speedier wide receivers we have seen over the last few years and could be an impact player early in his college career."
“We’re really excited to have Chris join the program," USF coach Skip Holtz said in an official statement. "He’s very talented, has a lot of ability and we think he’ll be a positive addition at USF.”
Dunkley won't be eligible until 2012 under NCAA transfer rules, but he should help a position of need for the Bulls. A big-time receiver appears to be one of the last missing pieces for the Bulls.
Dunkley joins several other transfers who've opted to play for Holtz at USF. The Bulls have also welcomed former Colorado running back Darrell Scott, former Auburn tailback Dontae Aycock and ex-Notre Dame defensive back Spencer Boyd into the fold. They are currently pursuing another former Gator, running back Mike Blakely.