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East Texas Football Players in 2014 Class with FBS Offers

Newton’s Kevin Shorter loses his helmet on a hit from Cameron Yoe’s Tyler Sapp during the Eagles’ 39-22 Class 2A Division I state semifinal loss at Woodforest Stadium in Shenandoah. (Jerry Baker, Special to
Mount Pleasant WR K.D. Cannon. (Courtesy Photo)

National Signing Day 2013 is not even three weeks in the past and more than a dozen East Texas football players in the 2014 class have at least one Division I FBS offer.

Of those 13 players with at least on FBS offer, five have already committed, including one for baseball (Hemphill’s Justin Twine). The latest commitment is Longview defensive tackle Zaycoven Henderson, who pledged to TCU on Sunday.

Henderson is 1 of 6 East Texans in the 2014 class who has at least three offers. Mount Pleasant receiver K.D. Cannon has 13 FBS offers, followed by Newton athlete Kevin Shorter with 10.

The 2014 East Texas appears to be one of the region’s strongest in years. Two recruiting services ( and that already have 2014 state rankings out have the region with 12 players in the state’s top 100, including 11 in’s top 75 in Texas.

Longview DT Zaycoven Henderson. (Courtesy photo)

But East Texas’ 2014 class isn’t limited to a select group of high-major recruits, nor is it limited to the 12 players with offers listed below. Many more prospects are expected to receive offers by the time the 2013 high school football season rolls around. plans to maintain a list of all of them as they happen.






2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 — offers from Baylor, Clemson, Houston, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, West Virginia (13)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-1, 185 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — offers from TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (3)
  • Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 6-2, 185committed to Baylor; additional offers from Arkansas, LSU, SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (6)
  • Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview, 6-2, 290committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech (7)
  • Jamal Jeffery, WR, Lufkin, 5-9, 170committed to Texas A&M (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — offers from Oklahoma, Texas Tech (2)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 5-10, 185 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 200 — offers from Rice, Texas Tech (2); also has Arizona and Arkansas baseball offers
  • Jarrell Owens, RB/LB, Palestine, 6-3, 240 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 188 — offers Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, ULM, Utah (10)
  • Justin Twine, ATH, Hemphill, 5-10, 195committed to TCU for baseball; additional football offer from Baylor (1)
  • Josh Walker, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-1, 220committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (4)

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