USF punt returner Hornes now on scholarship
USF sophomore Faron Hornes, a walk-on who joined the program last month and is challenging for the Bulls' punt return job, has been placed on scholarship.
Hornes, a Bradenton Southeast graduate who came to the Bulls from Butler County Community College in Kansas, was put on scholarship last week after USF discovered senior cornerback Cameron Perkins' eligibility had expired.
Hornes is the third walk-on placed on scholarship this fall, joining offensive guard Chaz Hine and tight end Kenneth Luberice. The news of him going on scholarship was first reported by USFbullseye.com. Like Hine, Hornes' scholarship is a significant one because it means USF will have one less scholarship available on signing day in February.
As it stands, the Bulls should have 69 returning scholarship players after this season, leaving 16 scholarships available for the 2010 class, plus whatever is gained through normal off-season attrition.