Lufkin’s Erik McCoy Picks Up Offer From North Texas
One of the schools most active in East Texas for the 2014 recruiting class extended an offer to a 2015 offensive lineman from the area on Friday.
North Texas became offer No. 5 for Lufkin offensive tackle Erik McCoy, who announced the offer from his personal Twitter account. McCoy adds the Mean Green to a growing offer list that also includes Arkansas State, Houston, Oklahoma State and ULL.
McCoy (6-4, 297) has attracted considerable recruiting attention after winning OL MVP honors at the Nike Football Training Combine in Houston earlier this month.
North Texas, a member of Conference USA, had a resurgence in 2013 by going 9-4 overall, 6-2 in conference and defeating UNLV 36-14 in the Heart of Dallas Bowl on Jan. 1.
The Mean Green had five East Texans become part of their 2014 signing class -- Carthage receivers Terian "Tee" Goree and O'Keeron Rutherford, Elkhart running back Jeffery Wilson, Sulphur Springs running back Willy Ivery and Pine Tree quarterback Caleb Chumley.
North Texas also has an offer out to 2015 Whitehouse cornerback Nate Brooks.
McCoy will anchor Lufkin's offensive line this fall as the Panthers try to build upon their 5-6 finish in 2013. The Panthers also have a pair of DIvision I-caliber receivers in Key'Vantanie "KeKe" Coutee (offers form Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech) and Terry Mark, who committed to Houston earlier this week.
Lufkin will be part of the new District 16-5A, which also includes Corsicana, Ennis, Jacksonville, John Tyler, Lindale, Nacogdoches and Whitehouse.
2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 180 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Florida State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
- 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)
- 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 Northern Illinois, UTSA (2)
- 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 — 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, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, South Alabama, Syracuse, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Utah State, Wake Forest, Washington State (33)
- 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, North Texas, Oklahoma State, ULL (5)
- Samuel Miller, TE/DE, Canton, 6-3, 220 – offer from UTSA (1)
- 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 (2)
- Jackson Tyner, QB, Edgewood, 6-5, 220 – committed to Rice (1)
- Broderick Washington, OL, Longview, 6-3, 285 — offer from Arkansas State, ULL (2)
- Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)