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Newton’s Kevin Shorter Offered by LSU During Friday Junior Day Visit

Newton’s Kevin Shorter (second from right) poses with LSU running backs (left to right) Terrance Magee, Alfred Blue, Jeremy Hill, and Kenny Hilliard during Shorter’s junior day visit Friday in Baton Rouge, La. (Courtesy photo)

The list of offers continues to grow for Newton junior Kevin Shorter.

The 6-foot, 188-pound athlete got an offer from LSU while visiting the Tigers on Friday. The offer is the 11th from an FBS school for Shorter, who has been one of East Texas’ most highly sought after recruits so far for the 2014 class. first reported the offer.

Shorter’s offer list is as follows: Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, ULM, and Utah.

Newton ATH Kevin Shorter. (Courtesy

Shorter had a huge junior season. He led Newton, which finished 13-1 with a Class 2A Division I state semifinal appearance, with 1,810 yards and 31 touchdowns on 151 carries, averaging 12.0 yards per carry. He also caught 15 passes for 315 yards — 21.0 yards per catch — and four touchdowns. Defensively, he had 58 tackles and three interceptions playing safety.

Shorter’s big junior season led to his Football Super Team First Team selection. Running back, receiver, and safety are the positions schools have expressed interest in Shorter, but it’s looking more and more as if he’ll be a running back at the next level.

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