The first Division I FBS scholarship offer arrived Friday for Lufkin 2019 defensive end Breylon Garcia.

The Panthers' defender reported via Twitter that Rice has offered. He is the 24th player in East Texas' 2019 recruiting class to hold at least one FBS offer.

Garcia (6-3, 220) also holds FCS offers from McNeese State, Northwestern State, and Stephen F. Austin.

In addition to defensive end, Garcia also plays wide receiver for the Panthers. He was injured during the postseason against Richardson Pearce. The Panthers advanced to the regional final in the playoffs, where they lost to Longview.

Rice, a member of Conference USA, is under the direction of first-year coach Mike Bloomgren. The Owls were 1-11 overall and 1-7 in league play last season.

Garcia, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any team that offers him in December.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Tulsa (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Utah, UTSA (20)
    • DeKendrick Bender, Marshall, WR, 6-2, 185 -- offers from Air Force (1)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — offers from Iowa State, New Mexico State, SMU, Texas State, Tulane (5)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Oregon, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UTEP, UTSA (20)
    • Javasia Brunson, Lufkin, DE, 6-4, 235 -- offers from Nevada, Oklahoma State, SMU, South Florida, Southern Miss, Tulane, UTEP (7)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arizona, Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana-Monroe, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech, UTSA (18)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, New Mexico State, SMU, Southern Miss (5)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, SMU, TCU, ULL, ULM, Utah, Vanderbilt (12)
    • Breylon Garcia, Lufkin, DE, 6-3, 220 -- offer from Rice (1)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-3, 181 — offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Minnesota, Missouri, North Texas, Purdue, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA (15)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 260 -- committed to Arkansas; additional offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA, Vanderbilt (15)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- committed to Texas State (1)
    • Braelyn Riden, Jacksonville, DB, 6-1, 170 -- offer from ULL (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (10)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Houston, North Texas, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane, UTEP (8)
    • Blake Trainor, Hallsville, OT, 6-7, 280 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, North Texas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Texas State (6)
    • Caiden Walker, Newton, OL, 6-4, 276 — offers from Louisiana Tech, ULM, UTEP (3)
    • Tahj Washington, Marshall, ATH, 5-11, 160 -- offer from Air Force (1)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (12)
    • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 -- offer from Louisiana Monroe, New Mexico State, Rice, South Alabama, Texas State, Tulane, UTEP (7)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 285 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)