The first Division I FBS scholarship offer arrived Tuesday for Longview 2020 defensive lineman Sawyer Goram-Welch.

The Lobos' defender was offered by Louisiana Tech. It was first reported by the Longview News-Journal.

Goram-Welch (6-4, 260) is the 14th member of East Texas' 2020 recruiting class to pick up at least one FBS offer.

Last season, Goram-Welch played on the offensive line for Longview's junior varsity team. He made the move to the defensive front this spring.

Louisiana Tech is a member of Conference USA and is coached by Skip Holtz. The Bulldogs were 7-6 (4-4 in conference) in 2017.

Goram-Welch, like all incoming juniors, is first eligible to sign with any school that offers him beginning in December 2019.

2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas (6)
  • Sawyer Goram-Welch, Longview, DL, 6-4, 260 -- offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
  • JJ Green, Marshall, QB, 6-2, 165 -- offer from Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas State (3)
  • Khalan Griffin, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Herbert Gums, Diboll, RB, 6-1, 228 -- offer from Houston (1)
  • Allen Horace, Crockett, DE, 6-5, 218 -- offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State (2)
  • Tren Jones, Arp, ATH, 6-0, 170 — offer from Baylor (1)
  • Devon King, Gilmer, OL, 6-3, 320 -- offer from Texas State (1)
  • Haynes King, Longview, QB, 6-2, 170 -- offers from Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)
  • Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
  • Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offer from Illinois (1)
  • JJ Sparkman, Pine Tree, WR, 6-4, 185 -- offer from Iowa State (1)
  • James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas A&M (9)
  • Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, South Florida, Vanderbilt (3)
  • Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-3, 165 -- offer from Bowling Green (1)