Jeff Traylor knows East Texas.

The former Gilmer coach is now an associate head coach at Arkansas and knows the region is fertile recruiting soil. Darwin Barlow, a 2019 running back from Newton, is the latest East Texas prospect to pick up an offer from the Razorbacks.

Arkansas is the 10th team to offer Barlow a scholarship. Others include Oklahoma State, Baylor, Houston and Missouri.

Barlow was an integral piece in Newton's Class 3A Division II state championship victory this season. He had 138 yards rushing and a touchdown as the Eagles defeated Gunter, 40-16. He finished 2017 with 38 rushing touchdowns to lead all of East Texas and rushed for 2,246 yards.

Arkansas competes in the SEC, where is finished 4-8 overall and 1-7 in the conference. The Razorbacks fired coach Bret Bielema this offseason and hired Chad Morris from SMU. Morris brought along Traylor, who was the associate head coach with him for the Mustangs.

Barlow, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any team that offers him in December 2018.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Tulsa, ULM (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, TCU, UTSA (10)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Texas State (2)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, UTSA (5)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (8)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offer from Arkansas State (1)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa (6)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 250 -- offers from North Texas, Texas State (2)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- offer from Texas State (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (7)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Houston, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane (4)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (10)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)