Gregory adds first piece to rebuilding project

Penn State grad transfer Terrence Samuel played in 28 games last season, but didn't have much of a statistical impact. 

USF coach Brian Gregory has earned the first commitment of his tenure with the Bulls, as reports surfaced Monday that Penn State graduate transfer Terrence Samuel would be coming to Tampa. 

Samuel, a 6-foot-3 208-pound guard, had previously transferred to Penn State from UConn after winning the national championship with the Huskies in 2014. 

In 28 games for the Nittany Lions last season, Samuel averaged 3.9 points, 2.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game. 

Though Samuel played just 16.7 minutes a night for Penn State, he will likely see an uptick in his playing time at USF, as Gregory and the Bulls have nearly a completely barren roster. 

After an offseason that saw six of last season’s Bulls depart for other ventures, Samuel will likely be just the first of several transfers this spring.