Tamrick Pace is a Stephen F. Austin commitment. That would make it so much sweeter for Southland Conference rival Sam Houston State.

Brownsboro's senior athlete announced through his personal Twitter account Saturday that the Bearkats program invited him to join their team on scholarship once he graduates high school in May. It's Pace's third offer, joining Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin as other options.

Pace turned in a strong senior season for Brownsboro. He helped guide the team to the postseason for the first time since 2010 with a 5-5 regular season record while facing strong competition from District 9-4A Division I.

The athlete, who played quarterback, receiver and defensive back, accounted for 54 percent of his team's offensive production despite missing two games during the season and being less than 100 percent healthy in his one playoff game. He completed 46 of 84 passes for 806 yards and 12 touchdowns to seven interceptions while rushing for another 1,325 yards and 12 scores.

Defensively, Pace made 15 tackles and recorded an interception.

Sam Houston State, which is located in Huntsville, finished second within the Southland Conference this season behind McNeese State but eliminated McNeese State in the FCS playoffs.

The Bearkats have an 11-3 record following today's FCS quarterfinals win against Colgate, 48-21, and will play Jacksonville State in the FCS semifinals next week. If Sam Houston State takes down Jacksonville state, the program will make its third national championship game appearance since 2011.

Pace, like all senior high school prospects, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him on Feb. 3.