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Longview’s DeMarkus Lathan Reschedules Tarleton State Visit

Longview linebacker DeMarkus Lathan. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Longview’s DeMarkus Lathan has rescheduled one of his two college visits set for the next two weekends.

The 5-foot-9, 190-pound linebacker has moved his Tarleton State visit from this weekend to Feb. 2. He said that Hallsville safety/linebacker Cayden Ferrill is also expected to visit Tarleton State that same weekend.

Lathan, who was the consensus Class 5A Defensive Player of the Year as a junior, racked up 138 tackles, 11 for loss, two sacks, one fumble recovery, eight pass breakups, and one kick block. Lathan was one of three Lobos to collect a team-leading 138 tackles, joining senior linebacker Torean Sheppard and senior safety Corey Bartley.

Hallsville linebacker Cayden Ferrill. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Lathan was an honorable mention selection to the Associated Press Class 5A all-state team this season. He helped Longview finish the 2012 season with a 9-4 record and a Class 5A Division II Region II semifinal appearance.

In the regular season, Ferrill led Hallsville with 77 tackles, including 18 for loss and two sacks. The 5-foot-9, 195-pounder also forced five fumbles and recovered another.

Tarleton State is an NCAA Division II program competing in the Lone Star Conference. MSSU is also a Division II school and plays in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

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