We're down to 60 days before the season opener at Notre Dame, and today is a player who's received a lot of attention off the field over the last couple of weeks.
#60 OG Danous Estenor
Redshirt Junior, 6'3", 296 lbs.
Stats in 2010: As a reserve last season, Estenor played in five games at guard and also played on the special teams units.
Current Spot on Depth Chart: Estenor is listed as the backup to Chaz Hine at right guard. He may also be a backup at other positions, since Skip Holtz wants his lineman to be able to play two positions to help the unit's depth.
How He Got To USF: I'm going to guess Estenor wasn't really a well-known commodity. When Rivals gave him two stars in the class of 2008, they spelled his first name "Danas" and had him listed at 345 pounds. Scout also gave him two stars, plus they spelled his name right and listed his weight as a more accurate 300.
Projected Playing Time In 2011: Estenor will probably see the field most games when Hine needs a break, if there's a blowout, on special teams, or if heaven forbid there are injuries on the offensive line. Of course, if someone needs to deadlift a Cadillac Seville in the middle of the field, Danous will be the first player out there. (If you missed Spencer Hall's calculation of just what a feat this was, make sure to go back and read it.)