Former Florida Gators tight end Michael McFarland, who left Gainesville in that great exodus of talent in the months after Will Muschamp's hire, has emerged down the road in Tampa. The South Florida Bulls picked up the redshirt freshman, but here's the best news for Skip Holtz: McFarland will be able to play this season and all four years of his college career.
USF blog Voodoo Five is excited about what his means for USF's depth chart, both this season and beyond:
Michael will help out with our lack of depth at TE, with converted WR Evan Landi, Andraes Shields, and Isaac Virgin on the roster. McFarland's immediate eligibility will also give Skip Holtz the chance to redshirt Tye Turner, who was primed to play as a true freshman.
This also goes down as another victory for the mighty USF compliance department. If somebody's not careful, they're going to mess around and get Jason Pierre-Paul another year or two of eligibility.
For more on USF, head to Voodoo Five.