Newton junior running back Darwin Barlow could be on the verge of a big spring of recruiting activity. And Friday's news only increases those odds.

Barlow (6-0, 200) reported an offer from TCU via Twitter, his second Division I FBS scholarship offer this week, and the second overall from a Big 12 program.

The Eagles' back also holds invitations from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, and Southern Miss.

Barlow is the second East Texan in the 2019 recruiting class to become a TCU target, joining Lufkin defensive tackle Carl Williams.

This past season, Barlow helped lead Newton to the Class 3A Division II state championship. He finished his junior season with 2,246 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns on 205 carries. Barlow also had 14 catches for 189 yards and four TD's.

Barlow is one of two Newton players in the 2019 class with Division I offers. Newton 2019 ATH/CB Tamauzia Brown holds offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Southern Miss.

TCU signed two East Texans in the 2018 class last month -- Texas High WR Tevailance Hunt and Van OT Kris Dike.

The Horned Frogs (11-3) participated in the Big 12 championship game in 2017, and defeated Stanford, 39-37, in the Alamo Bowl on Dec. 28.

Barlow, like all juniors, will first be eligible to sign with any Division I program that offers in December of 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 Baylor, Louisiana Tech, Southern Miss, TCU (4)
  • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Texas State (2)
  • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, WR/ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Baylor, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss (3)
  • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)
  • 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)
  • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
  • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from Arkansas, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
  • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 250 -- offer from Texas State (1)
  • 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, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (5)
  • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Houston, Syracuse (2)
  • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-3, 275 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Tulsa (6)
  • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)
  • Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 — offer from Texas State (1)