New Boston’s Jeff Gladney Offered By North Texas + Tulsa
New Boston's Jeff Gladney picked up a pair of Division I FBS offers when both North Texas and Tulsa made the Lions' 2015 athlete a target, Gladney announced via Twitter on Tuesday night.
Gladney (6-0, 174) now has six offers -- North Texas, Northern Illinois, Rice, Texas State, Tulsa and UTSA.
North Texas has been very active in East Texas of late. After signing five area prospects -- 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 -- in February, the Mean Green currently have six offers to East Texans in the 2015 class.
In addition to Gladney, UNT has offered John Tyler receiver and Mean Green commit Rodney Bendy, Whitehouse cornerback Nate Brooks, Lufkin offensive lineman Erik McCoy, Canton defensive end Samuel Miller and Longview offensive lineman Broderick Washington. North Texas has also offered Frankston 2016 receiver Kendrick Rogers.
The Mean Green are coming off a solid 2013 season, which included a 9-4 overall record and 6-2 mark in Conference USA. UNT's Heart of Dallas Bowl victory over UNLV on Jan. 1 was the school's first bowl game appearance since 2004.
Tulsa, migrating from Conference USA to the American Athletic Conference for the 2014 season, has three offers to 2015 East Texans. And they all came Tuesday with the Golden Hurricane extending offers to Gladney, Texas High running back Javon Thomas and Texas High receiver Jarion Anderson. Tulsa went 3-9 overall and 2-6 in league play last season.
Gladney's versatility makes him an attractive target for college programs. He starred at both receiver and defensive back as a junior for New Boston. Gladney had 570 receiving yards and nine touchdowns, and was a first-team all-district selection at DB in helping lead the Lions' to their first-ever state semifinal berth.
New Boston will compete in the new District 7-3A Division I this fall along with Daingerfield, Mount Vernon, Pattonville Prairiland, Redwater and Winnsboro.
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)