The USF football coaches have said since the beginning of the season that Mistral Raymond’s versatility was the key to keeping the Bulls secondary cohesive if injuries or other issues come up.
That seems to be true this weekend. The Palmetto High graduate, who has done a solid job at cornerback all season, will most likely switch to safety this Saturday against Syracuse to fill in for Jerrell Young, who is nursing an ankle injury.
A 6-2, 192 pound senior, Raymond has started all four games this year at cornerback, but had four starts and a lot of playing time at safety last year. He leads all the USF defensive backs with 14 tackles and three pass breakups.