South Florida head coach Charlie Strong seems to be making an effort to recruit his old stomping grounds. On Friday, the Bulls offered two East Texas athletes.

One of them was Lufkin 2019 defensive end Javasia Brunson (6-4, 235), he announced via Twitter.

South Florida also offered Panthers 2020 safety Jerrin Thompson on Friday.

Strong, who went 10-2 overall and 6-2 in American Athletic Conference play in his first season at USF, coached the Texas Longhorns from 2014-16.

The Lufkin defensive end was previously offered by Oklahoma State and SMU.

Brunson finished 2017 with 25 tackles, two for loss and three sacks for a Lufkin team that advanced to the regional final. He is 6-foot-4, 235 pounds. Lufkin finished the season with a record of 11-3.

Like all juniors, Brunson is first eligible to sign with any team that offers him beginning in December 2018.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Tulsa, ULM (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UTSA (12)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Texas State (2)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UTSA (13)
    • Javasia Brunson, Lufkin, DE, 6-4, 235 -- offers from Oklahoma State, SMU, South Florida (3)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, UTSA (9)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offer from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, SMU, ULM, Utah (7)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-3, 181 — offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA (8)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 260 -- offers from Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Texas State, Tulsa (6)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- offer from Texas State (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (9)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Houston, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane (4)
    • Caiden Walker, Newton, OL, 6-4, 276 — offers from Louisiana Monroe (1)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (10)
    • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 -- offer from Texas State (1)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)