Texas First To Offer Gilmer’s Demarco Boyd
The first offer is in for Gilmer 2016 athlete Demarco Boyd, and it comes from one of the biggest programs in the country.
According to several media outlets, Texas has offered Boyd (6-0, 215), who plays both running back and outside linebacker for the Buckeyes. Demarco's older brother, Kris Boyd, also has an offer from Texas, along with invitations from 13 other FBS programs.
Demarco Boyd is the sixth East Texan in the 2016 class to receive an FBS offer, joining Athens athlete Travon Fuller, Nacogdoches safety Brandon Jones, John Tyler defensive tackle Braylon Jones, Nacogdoches safety Corey Lane, and Frankston receiver Kendrick Rogers.
Demarco Boyd and Brandon Jones are the only ones with offers from Texas.
The Longhorns, under first-year coach Charlie Strong, are currently 3-4 overall and 2-2 in Big 12 Conference play. Texas plays at Kansas State on Saturday.
So far this season, Demarco Boyd has rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. On defense, he has 49 tackles (6.5 for loss), 3.5 sacks, five quarterback pressures, one interception, one forced fumble, and one recovery.
Demarco Boyd and the third-ranked Gillmer Buckeyes (7-0, 2-0 in District 5-4A Division II) travel to Bullard (4-3, 1-1) this Friday night.
2016 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Demarco Boyd, ATH, Gilmer, 6-0, 215 -- offer from Texas (1)
- Travon Fuller, ATH, Athens, 6-0, 160 -- committed to Texas A&M (1)
- Brandon Jones, S, Nacogdoches, 6-0, 190 — offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Baylor, Florida State, Georgia, Houston, Kentucky, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, LSU, Michigan, Michigan State, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, Purdue, Stanford, TCU, Tennessee, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Tulsa, USC, Washington State (31)
- Braylon Jones, DT, John Tyler, 6-3, 275 – offers from Air Force, Navy (2)
- Corey Lane, S, Nacogdoches, 5-11, 185 – offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- Kendrick Rogers, WR, Frankston, 6-4, 185 — offer from North Texas, SMU (2)