Sterling Griffin transferring from USF

USF receiver Sterling Griffin will graduate this summer and transfer to pursue a graduate degree, while completing his eligibility, the school announced Friday.

“I’ve had a great experience at USF and I’ll cherish the memories and relationships I’ve made while on campus,” Griffin said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to earning my degree in August and pursuing my graduate degree at another institution, where I will complete my eligibility.

"I appreciate coach [Willie] Taggart for all he’s done since taking over the program and I wish this team nothing but the best moving forward. I want to thank my teammates, the fans, the administration and all the support staff, especially the athletic training staff, who have helped me during my time here.”

Griffin, a Miami native, played in 23 games and started in 19 during a Bulls career often plagued by injuries. He had 59 catches for 838 yards and six scores at USF.