NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 16: The South Florida Bulls mascot performs against the Temple Owls during the second round of the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Bridgestone Arena on March 16, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Back to the countdown, as we meet a player looking for his first game action in 2012.
#37 FB Spencer Cavalieri
Redshirt Freshman, 6'2" 239 lbs.
Stats in 2011: Spencer redshirted last season.
Current Spot on Depth Chart: Not listed on the post-spring two-deep depth chart.
How Did He Come to USF? Spencer played at Gaither High School in Tampa, where he was an offensive lineman. But he was a little too small (or maybe a lot too small) to be a college lineman, so after he walked onto the USF team last fall and made the roster, he converted to fullback.
Recruiting Rankings: Cavalieri was not ranked by Rivals, Scout, or 247.
Projected Playing Time For 2012: Well, today would be a good day for Spencer to make something happen if he wants to get some on-field action this year. But if not, he'll help out on the scout team, and he's still in a pretty good position for the future because the coaches don't seem willing to spend scholarships on fullbacks out of high school -- they prefer to build them up from walk-ons and reward the ones who pan out with a scholarship.