It's that time of the year.

Commitments are starting to roll in from players in the 2019 class. Jefferson linebacker Eric Gipson is the latest to pledge his commitment, posting via Twitter on Friday that he will play football at Texas State next season.

Gipson (6-1, 190) also has three Division I FCS offers from Arkansas-Pine Bluff, McNeese State, and Northwestern State

Last season, Gipson was a force along the defensive front for Jefferson. He finished his junior season with 137 tackles (25 for loss) with 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception.

Jefferson was 10-2 last season, reaching the area round of the Class 3A Division I playoffs.

Gipson took both Defensive Line and Overall Defensive MVP at the ETSN/APEC combine on May 20. Most notably, he ran an event-best 4.43-second 40-yard dash.

Texas State competes in the Sun Belt Conference. The Bobcats are coached by Everett Withers and are coming off a 2-10 season in 2017.

Gipson, like all incoming seniors, is first eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Tulsa (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Utah, UTSA, Virginia Tech (22)
    • DeKendrick Bender, Marshall, WR, 6-2, 185 -- offers from Air Force, Texas State (2)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to Louisiana-Monroe; additional offers from Iowa State, New Mexico State, SMU, Texas State, Tulane (6)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Oregon, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UTEP, UTSA (21)
    • Javasia Brunson, Lufkin, DE, 6-4, 235 -- offers from Memphis, Nevada, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa UTEP (10)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana-Monroe, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, UTSA (19)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — committed to Arkansas State; additional offers from Akron, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico State, SMU, Southern Miss, UTSA (8)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- committed to TCU; additional offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, ULL, ULM, Utah, Vanderbilt (15)
    • Breylon Garcia, Lufkin, DE, 6-3, 220 -- committed to Nevada; additional offers from Air Force, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Rice, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane (9)
    • Eric Gipson, Jefferson, DE/OLB, 6-1, 190 -- committed to Texas State (1)
    • T.K. Hamilton, Waskom, RB/DB, 6-0, 162 -- offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Texas State, UTSA (3)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-2, 188 — committed to Arkansas; additional offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas Tech, Tulane, Tulsa, UTSA (19)
    • Jawan King, Atlanta, RB, 5-10, 2010 -- committed to Rice; additional offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Texas State, UTSA (4)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 260 -- committed to Arkansas; additional offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA, Vanderbilt (15)
    • Deshawn McCuin, Jacksonville, CB, 5-11, 180 -- committed to TCU; additional offer from Louisiana-Monroe (2)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- committed to Texas State (1)
    • Braelyn Riden, Jacksonville, DB, 6-1, 170 -- offer from ULL (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — committed to Louisiana Tech, additional offers from Arkansas State, Boise State, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Louisiana Lafayette, Memphis, New Mexico, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulane, Tulsa (16)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- committed to Houston; additional offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, North Texas, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, UTEP (8)
    • Blake Trainor, Hallsville, OT, 6-7, 280 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Houston, North Texas, Tulsa, Texas State (6)
    • Caiden Walker, Newton, OL, 6-4, 276 — committed to Louisiana Tech; additional offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Memphis, Tulane, UTEP (5)
    • Tahj Washington, Marshall, WR, 5-11, 160 -- offers from Air Force, Bowling Green, Kansas, Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, Tulsa (9)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — committed to Arkansas; additional offers from Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (12)
    • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 -- offers from Iowa State, Louisiana Monroe, New Mexico State, Rice, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulane, Utah State, UTEP, UTSA (11)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 285 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)
    • Robbie Williams, Chapel Hill, WR, 6-3, 195 -- offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss (2)
    • JaBralen Yarber, John Tyler, OL/DL, 6-1, 280 -- offer from Louisiana-Monroe (1)