After meeting one of our most experienced offensive linemen yesterday, today's entry will showcase one of the newest:
#78 C Austin Reiter
Reshirt Freshman, 6'4" 273 lbs
Stats in 2010: Austin used his redshirt year last season and did not see any action.
Current Spot on Depth Chart: Austin is currently 2nd on the post-spring depth chart at center.
How did he come to USF: Reiter enrolled early at USF after graduating from Lakewood Ranch High School in December 2009. Austin chose USF over UCF, Middle Tennessee State, and Wake Forest.
Projected Playing Time for 2011: Austin did a good job beating out Danous Estanor for the backup center position in the spring, and Reiter looks like he will hold keep his spot on the two-deep. Incoming freshman Thor Joswiak will try to battle, but Thor will be redshirted unless he has a monster fall camp. Expect Reiter to be used mostly in reserve situations and special teams while he is groomed for the starting job in 2012.