USF picks up a trio

Incoming freshmen quarterback Mike Floyd and linebackers Mike Jeune, and Antoine Pozniak enrolled early at USF yesterday in order to participate in spring football practice.

“We’re very excited to have these three young men join the program,” said coach Skip Holtz. “It’s a great opportunity for them to get acclimated academically, adjusted socially and begin their athletic careers as Bulls. They’ll have the opportunity to go through winter conditioning and a full spring, which will really help in their development as players.They’ll also be able to get a head start on their academics during the offseason, which will help them moving forward.”

Jeune joins USF after playing at Independence Community College in Lawrence, Kan. Before attending Independence Junior College, Jeune played alongside current USF linebacker Sam Barrington at Terry Parker High School in Jacksonville. After a senior season that included 103 tackles, 10 sacks and an interception, Jeune amassed 98 tackles, three forced fumbles and had three fumble recoveries during his sophomore season at Independence. rates Jeune as a three-star outside linebacker.

Floyd enrolled at USF after a three-year tenure as startingquarterback for Milton High School in Milton. Floyd earned Super Senior honors last season after throwing for 2,272 yards and 17 touchdowns with a 55.1 percent completion percentage.

Pozniak, a product of the Oak Ridge Military Academy in Oak Ridge, N.J., enrolled at USF after posting 40 tackles and three sacks in an undefeated season last year.

Mitchell Receives Award

Freshman punt returner Terrence Mitchell was selected to his third FreshmanAll-American team by the Football Writers Association of America. Mitchell had previously been named to Freshman All-American teams by Phil Steele and The last Bull to be named to a Freshman All-American team was George Selvie in 2006.

Mitchell led freshmen punt returners with an average of 11 yards-per-return. That average was good for second best among all Big East punt returners, and 23rd nationally. His long return of the season was a 67 yarder against Western Kentucky University. He also had returns of 47 yards against Rutgers and 34 yards in the Meineke Car Care Bowl against Clemson.