Kevin Bronson, a 6-foot-3, 265-pound defensive end who signed with Virginia Tech in February after a stellar prep career at Delray Beach (Fla.) Village Academy, has been granted his release from Virginia Tech and will enroll at the University of South Florida, he told USFNation.com on Thursday.
"(USF's) coaching staff always kept it honest with me," Bronson said. "When I went on my visit, it felt like home and I felt that it was where I needed to be.
"The two options it came down to was Florida and USF. I could of visited Florida, but it was going to be later on July 25. I decided I wanted to be a Bull and take care of what I got to do on the field."
Bronson, who is rated a three-star prospect on Scout.com, officially visited Willie Taggart and the Bulls shortly after the new year and had them in his final two schools before inking with the Hokies in February. Bronson says he'll report to South Florida's campus on Sunday to kick off his collegiate career.
"Kevin is great young man and a player whose size and athleticism fit very well in our defensive system," Taggart said. "We recruited him very heavily leading up to signing day and are happy that some things evolved and he now has the opportunity to be a Bull. Kevin had scholarship offers from a lot of major programs, and we are excited that he is joining our football team."