Palestine Running Back Ben Luckett Commits to ULM
Palestine's Ben Luckett on Thursday morning became the third East Texan in the 2014 football class to commit to ULM.
The Palestine coaching staff reported Luckett's committed to ETSN.fm just before 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
Luckett joins teammate Brian Thlang (6-foot-2, 290-pound offensive lineman) and Chapel Hill athlete Wesley Thompson (6-1, 185) as East Texas' three ULM commitments. Thlang committed in June, while Thompson committed to ULM on Monday.
Luckett is also the third Palestine Wildcat to commit to a Division I FBS program. In addition to Luckett and Thlang, 6-foot-3, 230-pound Jarrell Owens, who is projected as an edge defensive player in college, is a TCU commitment.
An injury took two games of his senior season away, but the 6-foot, 195-pound Luckett made the most of his nine games of action. He finished with 175 carries for 1,255 yards and 13 touchdowns, which included 157 yards and one score on 30 carries in the Wildcats' 44-34 first-round playoff loss to Jasper at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium.
With the addition of his 426 yards and seven touchdowns during his junior season, Luckett ran for almost 1,700 yards and 20 touchdowns in his final 19 high school contests. Palestine finished 7-4 each season.
Luckett is 1 of 10 East Texans in the 2014 class with a ULM offer.
Thirty-five 2014 East Texans hold at least one D-I FBS offer, including 22 players who have already committed. In comparison, the 2013 East Texas class had 17 D-I FBS signees.
– For a full list of ULM’s 2014 East Texas offers, plus a breakdown of 2014 East Texans with at least one D-I FBS offer, scroll below this photo.
East Texans With ULM Offers
- Jacob Bragg, C, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 311 — committed to Kansas
- Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 170 — nine offers
- Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 — committed to ULM
- Jarrell Owens, LB/DE, Palestine, 6-3, 230 — committed to TCU
- O’Keeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-5, 181 — two offers
- Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 — one offer
- Kevin Shorter, RB/ATH, Newton, 6-0, 190 — committed to Texas
- Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine, 6-2, 290 — committed to ULM
- Wesley Thompson, ATH, Chapel Hill, 6-1, 185 — committed to ULM
- Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 195 — four offers
2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 -- offer from SMU (1)
- Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage, 6-1, 175 -- committed to UTSA (1)
- Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 -- committed to Kansas; additional offers from Louisiana Tech, Oregon State, ULM (4)
- K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Arizona, Clemson, Florida State, Houston, Miami, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia (21)
- Caleb Chumley, QB/ATH, Pine Tree, 6-5, 220 -- offers from Houston, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Missouri, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (9)
- Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 -- committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Air Force, Navy, Texas State (4)
- Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offers from SMU, Texas State (2)
- Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
- Devondrick Dixon, ATH, Gilmer, 5-9, 180 -- committed to Texas State (1)
- Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage, 6-4, 310 -- committed to ULL; additional offer from Houston (2)
- Terian "Tee" Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 170 -- offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, San Diego State, ULL, ULM, UTSA (9)
- Davion Hall, ATH, Liberty-Eylau, 6-2, 191 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, LSU, SMU, Stanford, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
- Zaycoven Henderson, DT, Longview, 6-1, 293 — offers from Baylor, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, South Carolina, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Washington, Washington State (18)
- Travin Howard, S, Longview, 6-0, 178 -- offer from UTSA (1)
- Willy Ivery, ATH, Sulphur Springs, 5-8, 180 -- offers from Colorado State, New Mexico, North Texas, Texas State, Toledo (5)
- Jamal Jeffery, WR, Lufkin, 5-9, 165 — committed to Texas A&M (1)
- Chris Jefferson, ATH, Athens, 6-2, 200 -- committed to SMU (1)
- Jawuan Johnson, DB, New Boston, 6-0, 195 -- committed to Northern Illinois (1)
- Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas; offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech (6)
- Reggie Long, LB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 218 -- offers from Army, New Mexico State (2)
- Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 -- committed to ULM (1)
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4)
- Stephan Maxey, DB, Longview, 5-11, 185 -- offer from UTSA (1)
- Keith Minor, DL, Chapel Hill, 6-3, 237 -- offer from Cincinnati (1)
- Jarrell Owens, LB/DE, Palestine, 6-3, 230 -- committed to TCU; additional offers from Texas State, Texas Tech, ULM (4)
- Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 200 -- committed to Baylor (1)
- Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 210 -- committed to SMU (1)
- O'Keeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-5, 181 -- offer from North Texas, ULM (2)
- Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 -- offer from ULM (1)
- Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 190 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Arkansas, Army, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Miami, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, ULM, Utah (22)
- Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine, 6-2, 290 -- committed ULM (1)
- Wesley Thompson, ATH, Chapel Hill, 6-1, 185 -- committed to ULM (1)
- Josh Walker, RB/LB, Gilmer, 6-1, 220 — committed to Texas A&M; additional offers from Oklahoma, Texas, Texas Tech (4)
- D.J. Williams, DT, Lufkin, 6-4, 293 -- offers from Houston, Miami, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma (5)
- Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 -- offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, Texas State, ULM (4)