One of the top-ranked recruits in all of Texas and a recent state champion picked up his East Texas-leading 14th Division I FBS scholarship offer on Monday.

Newton 2019 two-way standout Tamauzia Brown (6-1, 170) reported via Twitter late Monday night of an offer from Minnesota.

In addition to Minnesota, Brown has offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, and UTSA.

Minnesota also reached out to Jefferson 2019 WR T.Q. Jackson on Sunday.

Brown, who is a four-star recruit and ranked 30th overall in the state of Texas by 247sports.com, is one of five Newton players with scholarship offers.

The defending Class 3A Division II state champs also have 2019 RB Darwin Barlow, 2019 QB/ATH Josh Foster, 2019 Caiden Walker, and 2020 DE James Sylvester who have FBS opportunities.

Brown was instrumental in Newton's undefeated run in 2017. He starred on both sides of the ball, totaling 1,432 yards of offense and 18 touchdowns as a receiver. Brown also finished with an area-best 12 interceptions on defense.

Minnesota is a member of the Big Ten Conference. The Golden Gophers were 5-7 in 2017, the first season under head coach P.J. Fleck.

Brown, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any team that offers him beginning in December of 2018.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Tulsa, ULM (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, UTSA (13)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Texas State (2)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Minnesota, Missouri, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UTSA (14)
    • Javasia Brunson, Lufkin, DE, 6-4, 235 -- offers from Oklahoma State, SMU, South Florida (3)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana Monroe, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, UTSA (11)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offer from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, SMU, TCU, ULM, Utah (9)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-3, 181 — offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Houston, Minnesota, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA (9)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 260 -- offers from Arkansas State, Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA (11)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- offer from Texas State (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (9)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Houston, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane (4)
    • Caiden Walker, Newton, OL, 6-4, 276 — offers from Louisiana Monroe (1)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (10)
    • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 -- offer from Texas State (1)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)