Briefs: Running back Henderson signs with Bulls

Running back Billy Henderson, who was not a part of Bulls 30-player signing class in February, signed a scholarship with the USF football team Tuesday.

“I decided on USF (a few months ago) but kept it to myself,” Henderson told the Tampa Tribune. “I’m like an underdog.

Coming in at the last minute, a lot of people did not pay that much attention to me.

“At first I wanted to leave the state, but I really liked USF and it’s an up-and-coming program.”

As a senior at Pinellas Park, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound Henderson rushed for 1,192 yards. Henderson scored 10 touchdowns and averaged 9.9 yards per carry.

In addition to USF, Henderson said he considered Tulane, Virginia and Maryland.

Firm gives USF three options

A consulting firm hired to help USF in its search for a deputy athletic director has recommended three possibilities for consideration.

Michael O’Brien, associate director of athletics for development at Kansas State, Eve Atkinson, director of athletics at Lafayette (Pa.) College and Nelson E. Townsend, director of collaborative programs at Maryland Eastern Shore are the first three names submitted for the new position.

The deputy athletic director will work as Athletic Director Lee Roy Selmon’s top administrator.

After interviewing each candidate, Selmon will decide further considerations need to be made or if the consulting firm should select more candidates.