South Florida's second-leading receiver will transfer
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]errence Mitchell, South Florida’s second-leading receiver a year ago, is transferring to Division II Fort Hays State in Kansas.
In late March, Mitchell was suspended indefinitely by Bulls coach Willie Taggart. No specific reason was given at that time, but it later came to light that Mitchell was charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana during a traffic stop on March 2.
Last week, Mitchell was accepted into a pretrial misdemeanor intervention program, which allows first-time offenders to have a charge dropped upon completion, according to Greg Auman of the Tampa Bay Times.
Mitchell (5-10, 164) was South Florida’s second-leading receiver last season with 31 catches for 414 yards. He also returned six kickoffs for 104 yards and eight punts for 80 yards.
Prior to his suspension, Taggart had said he planned to move Mitchell to cornerback, where he saw action a true freshman in 2010. Fort Hays assistant Al McCray told Auman that Mitchell is likely to play defensive back there, though he could contribute some on both sides of the ball.
A former 4-star recruit from Tamap’s Hillsborough High School, Mitchell earned Freshman All-America honors in 2010. He saw action in all 13 games, playing punt returner, defensive back and wide receiver during the season. He returned 21 punts for 232 yards, including a 67-yard return against Western Kentucky.
Mitchell redshirted in 2011 after suffering a head injury in the forth game of the season.