SMU Offers Athens’ Chris Jefferson + Texas High’s Anthony Rhone
Two East Texas football players in the 2014 class received recent SMU offers.
The Mustangs offered Athens athlete Chris Jefferson and Texas High linebacker Anthony Rhone within the past two weeks, according to PonyStampede.com.
The Athens coaching staff confirmed Jefferson's offer and also told ETSN.fm that 2014 athlete Anthony Sanders received a ULM offer Wednesday. The Athens Review first reported Sanders' offer.
The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Sanders started at quarterback for Athens in 2012, when the Hornets went 4-7 and reached the Class 3A Division I Region II bi-district round. Sanders completed 50 of 131 passes for 835 yards, 10 touchdowns, and seven interceptions while running 92 times for 622 yards and three touchdowns. Sanders also had a solid season at defensive back as well, recording 62 tackles, one interception, two forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries.
Jefferson also played on both sides of the ball. The 6-foot-2, 200-pounder caught eight passes for 127 yards and a team-high three touchdown receptions. Defensively, he made 23 tackles, one sack, and one interception.
Rhone was Texas High's leading tackler in 2012, when the Tigers went 3-7. The 6-foot-1, 205-pounder had almost 150 tackles and three fumble recoveries.
2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 -- offer from SMU (1)
- Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 -- offer from Kansas, Louisiana Tech (2)
- K.D. Cannon, WR, Mount Pleasant, 6-0, 160 — offers from Arizona, Baylor, 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, Memphis, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (5)]
- Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 -- offer from Air Force (1)
- Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
- Tee Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 168 -- offer from ULL, ULM (2)
- 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, 287 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Texas Tech (7)
- 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 -- offer from SMU (1)
- Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 -- offer from ULM (1)
- Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas, Texas Tech (6)
- Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4); also has Arizona, Arkansas, Houston baseball offers
- Jarrell Owens, LB/DE, Palestine, 6-3, 238 -- offer from Texas Tech, ULM (2)
- Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 210 -- offer from Baylor (1)
- Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-1, 205 -- offer from SMU (1)
- Okeeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-5, 181 -- offer from ULM (1)
- Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 -- offer from ULM (1)
- Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 190 — offers from Arkansas, Army, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, San Diego State, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, ULM, Utah (22)
- Justin Twine, ATH, Hemphill, 5-10, 195 — committed to TCU for baseball; additional football offer from Baylor (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 Miami, North Texas, Oklahoma (3)
- Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 -- offers from North Texas, ULM (2)