One of the state's top running backs in the junior class picked up his third Division I FBS scholarship offer.

Newton's Darwin Barlow (5-11, 195) announced via Twitter on Wednesday that Louisiana Tech has offered.

Louisiana Tech joined Baylor and Southern Miss as early suitors for the Eagles' standout back.

Barlow was the offensive catalyst for Newton's run to the Class 3A Division II state championship last month. He finished his junior season with 2,246 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns on 205 carries. Barlow also had 14 catches for 189 yards and four TD's.

He is one of two Newton players in the 2019 class with Division I offers. Newton 2019 ATH/CB Tamauzia Brown holds offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Southern Miss.

Louisiana Tech competes in Conference USA and is coached by Skip Holtz. The Bulldogs finished 2017 with a 7-6 overall record, which included a 51-10 rout of SMU in the Frisco Bowl on Dec. 20.

Barlow, like all juniors, will first be eligible to sign with any Division I program that offers 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, 5-11, 195 -- offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss (3)
  • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Texas State (2)
  • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, WR/ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss (3)
  • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)
  • 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)
  • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
  • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from Arkansas, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
  • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 250 -- offer from Texas State (1)
  • 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, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (5)
  • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Houston, Syracuse (2)
  • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-3, 275 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Tulsa (6)
  • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)
  • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 — offer from Texas State (1)