Newton’s Tanner Holmes Offered By Central Arkansas
Newton 2016 linebacker Tanner Holmes picked up an offer from Central Arkansas on Wednesday, he announced via Twitter.
It was the second offer for Holmes (6-3, 220), who received an offer from McNeese State back in February.
Holmes, who also played tight end on offense, racked up 197 tackles as a junior in helping lead Newton to an appearance in the Class 3A Division II state championship game last December.
Central Arkansas, like McNeese State, is a Division I FCS program that competes in the Southland Conference. Last season, the Bears were 6-6 overall and 5-3 in league play. UCA, which is located in Conway, Ark., is coached by Steve Campbell.
Newton is losing quarterback/safety Roney Elam (Texas A&M) and running back/corner back Calum Foster (McNeese State) to graduation, but does bring back both Holmes and running back/defensive back Gabe Foster, who has a few FCS offers to his name as well.
The Eagles open the season Aug. 28 at home against Tatum.