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Van’s Kris Dike Commits To TCU

Van offensive lineman Kris Dike committed to TCU on Saturday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Van offensive lineman Kris Dike committed to TCU on Saturday. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

It's looking like an above average year in sheer amount of NCAA Division I FBS caliber offensive lineman within East Texas, and the players are committing to above average schools.

Van tackle Kris Dike verbally committed to TCU late Saturday evening and became the second of seven local lineman to make a college decision. Marshall's Chasen Hines pledged to LSU in March.

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Dewaylon Ingram Picks Up New Offer From Missouri State

Carthage Dewaylon Ingram catches a pass on forth and sixteen, for a touchdown.
Carthage receiver Dewaylon Ingram picked up an offer from Missouri State on Friday.

Missouri State is in the market for another East Texas receiver. Dewaylon Ingram could its guy.

Carthage's senior, the leading receiver on the 2016 Class 4A Division II state championship team, added an offer from the Bears on Friday. It's his third NCAA Division I FCS scholarship opportunity, and it follows bids from Abilene Christian and Texas Southern. 

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Tatum Lineman Drake Centers Picks Up Offer From ULM

Tatum offensive lineman Drake Centers added an offer from ULM on Tuesday. (Courtesy)
Tatum offensive lineman Drake Centers added an offer from ULM on Tuesday. (Courtesy)

Drake Centers is back at the top of the recruiting conversation with a new college football scholarship opportunity from Louisiana-Monroe.

The Warhawks program reached out to the senior Tatum offensive tackle Tuesday. It is the fourth NCAA Division I FBS school to take an interest in him and follows SMU, Southern Miss and Texas State into the competition.

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Houston Targets Gladewater Tight End Michael Sanchez

Gladewater tight end Michael Sanchez picked up an offer Sunday from Houston. (Jim Frake, ETSN.fm)
Gladewater tight end Michael Sanchez picked up an offer Sunday from Houston. (Jim Frake, ETSN.fm)

Michael Sanchez hit the FBS level of NCAA Division I recruiting Sunday with an offer from the University of Houston.

The Cougars program is the second to take an interest in Gladewater's enormous senior tight end. It follows Alcorn State, which granted its scholarship opportunity about a month ago, into the ring.

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Kilgore’s Jonathan Shepherd Commits To Oklahoma State

Kilgore receiver Jonathan Shepherd committed Wednesday to Oklahoma State. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)
Kilgore receiver Jonathan Shepherd committed Wednesday to Oklahoma State. (Rob Graham, ETSN.fm)

Jonathon Shepherd's fast-paced recruiting process appears to be over.

The senior Kilgore receiver verbally committed Thursday to Oklahoma State. He had no offers before April 27 and chose the Cowboys program in favor of 14 other NCAA Division I FBS programs.

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Big First Inning Sinks Pleasant Grove in 3-1 Semifinal Loss to Abilene Wylie [VIDEO]

Abilene Wylie's Bryce Gist puts down a bunt in the first inning of Wednesday's Class 4A semifinal game against Pleasant Grove at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. (ETSN.fm)
Abilene Wylie's Bryce Gist puts down a bunt in the first inning of Wednesday's Class 4A semifinal game against Pleasant Grove at Disch-Falk Field in Austin. (ETSN.fm)

AUSTIN — It rarely happens in baseball, but the fate of two teams' season came down to just one pitch Wednesday evening.

Cameron Hanna's two-strike, two-out, bases-loaded triple in the bottom of the first ignited defending champion Abilene Wylie's 3-1 win over Pleasant Grove in their Class 4A semifinal at UFCU-Disch Falk Field

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SFA First Division I School to Offer Center’s Jaterious Evans

Center 2018 ATH Jaterious Evans received his first Division I offer Tuesday from Stephen F. Austin.
Center 2018 ATH Jaterious Evans received his first Division I offer Tuesday from Stephen F. Austin.

The first Division I scholarship offer arrived Tuesday night for Center 2018 ATH Jaterious Evans.

Stephen F. Austin became the first school to offer Evans (6-1, 180), he reported on Twitter.

Evans, the younger brother of 2017 Boise State signee Octavius Evans, put up solid numbers on both sides of the ball as a junior...

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Tom Herman + Texas Staff Make Their Way to East Texas For Satellite Camp

University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman (left) talks with Arp 2018 safety and recent Texas commit DeMarvion Overshown during the Longhorns' satellite camp at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall on Monday. (Justin Wells, Special to ETSN.fm)
University of Texas head football coach Tom Herman (left) talks with Arp 2018 safety and recent Texas commit DeMarvion Overshown during the Longhorns' satellite camp at East Texas Baptist University in Marshall on Monday. (Justin Wells, Special to ETSN.fm)

MARSHALL — While Texas coach Tom Herman is blazing the recruiting trail, he and his coaches decided to hold one satellite camp in-state for the summer of 2017.

That location was on the campus at East Texas Baptist University, in conjunction with the ETBU, Southern Mississippi, Texas State, Northwestern State, Midwestern State, and Hendrix College coaching staffs at Ornelas Stadium on Monday

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Henderson’s Keivie Rose Offered By Southern Miss

Henderson defensive end Keivie Rose picked up an offer Monday from Southern Miss. (Twitter)
Henderson defensive end Keivie Rose picked up an offer Monday from Southern Miss. (Twitter)

Southern Miss is beginning to establish a strong presence in the East Texas recruiting scene. The Golden Eagles offered four regional prospects on Monday.

Henderson 2019 defensive end Keivie Rose reported on Twitter that Southern Miss became the fifth Division I FBS program to offer him overall...

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New Coach Kurt Traylor Plans To Utilize Gilmer’s Structure At Tyler Lee

New Tyler Lee football coach Kurt Traylor addresses the Tyler I.S.D. school board upon being hired Monday.
New Tyler Lee football coach Kurt Traylor addresses the Tyler I.S.D. school board upon being hired Monday.

TYLER -- Monday's Tyler Independent School District board meeting was all about Tyler Lee football.

The governing body unanimously accepted Clayton George's resignation, turned around and immediately hired Gilmer offensive line coach and run game coordinator Kurt Traylor. The positive spin, the school now has an East Texas native back in charge.

That's a big deal to the district because Lee is the largest high school within the region. It also gives Lee one of the area's own, a benefit chief rival John Tyler is succeeding with under Ricklan Holmes.

Then, there's the Gilmer aspect. Traylor was a positional coach and coordinator for the area's most successful program in at least the current three-year stretch. He had been there 16 seasons for other peaks.

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