Unfortunately, this next player on our countdown might be an odd man out at his position this season.
#47 P Chris Veron
Redshirt Sophomore, 6'3" 216 lbs.
Stats in 2011: While he was eligible, Veron did not see any action. (Which was disappointing with the poor punting on display by USF last season.)
How Did He Come to USF? From Ocala Forest High School, where he was a two-time all-state player (Class 4A his junior year, and then Class 6A his senior year) who handled punts and kickoffs.
Recruiting Rankings: Veron was listed as a two-star recruit by both Rivals and Scout, and although it appears USF might have been the only ones to offer him a scholarship out of high school, there were some other schools after him like Florida State, Miami, and Alabama.
Projected Playing Time for 2012: Unless Veron makes a comeback during fall practice and overtakes either Ciabatti or Kloss, we may not see him at all again this season. But with Maikon Bonani a senior, the placekicking job will come open next year and Veron might get another shot.