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Newton’s Roney Elam Picks Up Offer From Oklahoma

Newton’s Roney Elam. (Christopher R. Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Newton’s Roney Elam continues to pick offers as the 2015 defensive back picked up his eighth in less than two weeks when Oklahoma extended an offer, Elam announced on his Twitter account early Thursday evening.

Elam (6-2, 175) now has four offers each from Big 12 and SEC programs — Baylor, OU, Texas and Texas Tech from the Big 12 and Alabama, LSU, Mississippi State and Texas A&M in the SEC.

The Newton standout, who starred on both sides of the ball last fall, is projected to be a cornerback or safety at the next level.

In 2013, Elam passed for 939 passing yards and 11 touchdowns, ran for 437 yards and five TDs, while intercepting five passes and forcing one fumble on defense for Newton, which went 12-1 and advanced to the Class 2A Division I regional semifinals.

Elam could become the third Newton recruit in the last three years to sign with a major Division I FBS program, joining 2013 Arkansas signee D.J. Dean and 2014 Texas signee Kevin Shorter.

2015 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Kris Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 180 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Cal, Florida State, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech (10)
  • 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, WR/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 – offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
  • Roney Elam, CB/S, Newton, 6-2, 175 — offers from Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (8)
  • JaMycal Hasty, RB, Longview, 5-9, 181 — offers from Baylor, Houston, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (7)
  • Kevrin Justice, RB, Kilgore, 5-10, 175 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Jaylon Lane, CB, Nacogdoches, 6-2, 175 — committed to Ole Miss; additional offers from Louisiana Tech, South Alabama (3)
  • 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 — offer from Houston (1)
  • Erik McCoy, OL, Lufkin, 6-4, 297 — offer from Houston (1)
  • 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)
  • Matthew Weeks, OT, Tyler Lee, 6-5, 260 — offer from SMU (1)

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