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Starting corner leaving USF, heading to Youngstown State

Kenneth Durden AP

Nearly five months after being arrested and charged with a felony, Kenneth Durden has decided to drop down a rung on the college football ladder.

The defensive back has confirmed to the Tampa Bay Times that he will be transferring from USF. Darden also confirmed that he will continue his collegiate playing career at Youngstown State.

Because Jim Tressel‘s old stomping grounds play at the FCS level, Darden will be eligible to play immediately in 2014. The cornerback will have two years of eligibility remaining.

In 2013, Durden started 11 games in the secondary for the Bulls.

Durden was charged with third-degree marijuana possession, a felony, in late January. He was suspended indefinitely by head coach Willie Taggart, but was still listed on the spring roster even as he didn’t participate. When asked by the Times if there was an opportunity to return to the Bulls, Durden responded, “”I’m not sure.”

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