Newton athlete Kevin Shorter continues to be one of East Texas' top two most-targeted football recruits in the 2014 class.

Shorter told ETSN.fm on Wednesday morning that Army, Clemson, Florida State, Mississippi State, Ohio State, and San Diego State have offered him.

The 6-foot, 190-pound Shorter, who plays running back and safety for Newton, now has an East Texas-leading 20 offers, which are as follows:

  • Arkansas
  • Army
  • Baylor
  • Clemson
  • Florida State
  • Georgia Tech
  • Houston
  • Kansas
  • LSU
  • Maryland
  • Mississippi State
  • Ohio State
  • Oklahoma
  • San Diego State
  • Tennessee
  • Texas A&M
  • Texas Tech
  • UCLA
  • ULM
  • Utah

Shorter had a huge junior season for Newton, which finished 13-1 with a Class 2A Division I Region III semifinal appearance. He led the Eagles with 1,810 yards and 31 touchdowns on 151 carries, averaging 12.0 yards per carry.

Shorter 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 joins backfield mate Brandon Johnson (5-9, 180), who ran for 1,249 yards and 17 touchdowns in 2012, as the Eagles' offensive leaders entering the 2013 season.