USF Football: 3 Players To Watch For In 2023

The South Florida Bulls are entering a new era under first year head coach Alex Golesh, and with a new era comes new expectations and stars. At Tennessee, head coach Golesh led an offense that shattered eight single season records as their offensive coordinator

There are a few players we could see having a huge 2023 for the Bulls due to the new system.

Yusef Terry, WR

In 2022, Terry was a transfer from the Baylor Bears. Terry followed his college teammate quarterback Gerry Bohanon from Baylor. Although a transfer with winning experience, Terry only caught 6 passes for 62 yards. Most of those yards came against Tulane.

However, in the Bulls spring game, Terry was one of the favorite targets for redshirt freshman quarterback Byrum Brown. The new offense for the Bulls is a uptempo offense that allows for more opportunities for the receivers.

At Tennessee, we saw Jaylin Hyatt break 1,200 yards receiving in Golesh offense. It looks like Terry will play the same role for the Bulls. Will Terry put up the same yards? Well, probably not, but the expectation is for him to have more than 6 receptions and 62 yards.

Kelly Joyner, RB/WR

The senior running back stands at 5’9 but will have a big roll to play for the Bulls in 2023. Joyner is small, quick, fast, and strong at the point of attack. He will be a mismatch against linebackers in space, and hard to find on the ground.

In Coach Golesh offense, Joyner will see a lot of time in the slot as well as coming out the back field for screens. His short area quickness will open up space for him to be dynamic in one on one situations. The receiver friendly offense will give the playmakers a chance to do more with the ball.

As long as he stays healthy, Joyner will have a big year in this new uptempo offense.

Gerry Bohanon, QB

Just like quarterback Hendon Hooker for Tennessee, Bohanon will be a very well seasoned quarterback in Coach Golesh offense. Bohanon transferred in from Baylor in 2022 after leading the Bears to a 12-2 record and a Sugar Bowl victory. Surprisingly, Bohanon lost his starting job to Blake Shane.

Bohanon at Baylor threw for 2,200 yards, 18 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. On the ground, Bohanon rushed for 323 yards and 9 touchdowns. His dynamic play will help Coach Golesh offense run smoothly.

However, Bohanon took a step back in year 1 with the Bulls. Hopefully, the step back was because of the offense and not because of his ability. Needless to say, Bohanon is expected to see a huge jump in his production on the field. Especially more than 1,070 yards, 6 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions.

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