The recruitment of Lufkin 2015 offensive lineman Erik McCoy is beginning to pick up steam, and the positive momentum continued Tuesday when the Panthers' incoming senior picked up his sixth Division I FBS offer.

McCoy (6-4, 297) tweeted that he received an offer from Kansas early Tuesday night, giving the prospect his second offer from a power conference. He recently picked up an offer from Oklahoma State, and holds other invitations from Arkansas State, Houston, North Texas and ULL.

Kansas gave McCoy its first offer to an East Texas recruit in either the 2015 or 2016 class. The Jayhawks signed Nacogdoches' offensive lineman Jacob Bragg back in February.

With the summer camp season approaching, McCoy figures to get even more offers leading into his senior season. He was named OL MVP at the Houston Nike Football Training Combine earlier this month.

Kansas, coached by former New England Patriots offensive coordinator and Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis, is looking to improve on last season's performance, which resulted in a 3-9 overall and 1-8 conference record.

McCoy will be an integral piece to Lufkin's team this fall, protecting returning quarterback Trey Cumbie and opening up holes for running back Steven Sowell.

The Panthers, which finished 5-6 last year and qualified for the playoffs for the 16th consecutive season, will compete in the new District 16-5A in 2014 along with Corsicana, Ennis, Jacksonville, John Tyler, Lindale, Nacogdoches and Whitehouse.

2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Rodney Bendy, WR, John Tyler, 6-4, 180 – committed to North Texas (1)
  • Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 180 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Florida State, LSU, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (13)
  • Nate Brooks, DB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 150 — offers from Louisiana Tech, North Texas (2)
  • Key’Vantanie “KeKe” Coutee, ATH, Lufkin, 5-10, 160 — offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (3)
  • Justin Dunning, S, Whitehouse, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arizona State, Baylor, Florida State, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas Tech, Vanderbilt (11)
  • Brandon Durman, LB, Tyler Lee, 6-2, 210 – committed to Louisiana Tech (1)
  • Chandler Eiland, QB, Canton, 6-1, 186 – Offer from ULM (1)
  • Roney Elam, CB/S, Newton, 6-2, 175 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (10)
  • Jeff Gladney, ATH, New Boston, 6-0, 174 – offer from North Texas, Northern Illinois, Rice, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA (6)
  • JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Houston, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
  • Kevrin Justice, RB, Kilgore, 5-11, 180 — committed to Houston (1)
  • Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 6-2, 185 — committed to Oklahoma State; additional offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Boise State, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia State, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, LSU, Miami, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Northern Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, South Alabama, Syracuse, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, UCLA, ULL, Utah State, Wake Forest, Washington State (37)
  • Blake Lynch, QB/ATH, Troup, 6-3, 193 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Clemson, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, TCU (6)
  • Daylon Mack, DT, Gladewater, 6-1, 311 – committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Florida, Florida State, LSU, Miami, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, Stanford, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, USC (21)
  • Terry Mark, WR, Lufkin, 6-1, 180 — committed to Houston (1)
  • Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offers from Arkansas State, Houston, Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma State, ULL (6)
  • Samuel Miller, DE, Canton, 6-3, 220 – offers from Memphis, Nevada, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State, ULM, UTSA (7)
  • Larry Pryor, S, Sulphur Springs, 6-1, 185 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Arkansas, Baylor, LSU, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
  • Kyshaun Smith, S/LB, Tatum, 6-1, 185 — offers from Houston, Memphis, Texas State (3)
  • Javon Thomas, RB, Texas High, 6-2, 195 – offer from Navy, Rice, Toledo, Tulsa (4)
  • Jackson Tyner, QB, Edgewood, 6-5, 220 – committed to Rice (1)
  • Broderick Washington, OL, Longview, 6-3, 285 — offer from Arkansas State, Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, ULL, UTSA (6)
  • Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)