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Texas High Linebacker Anthony Rhone Commits to SMU Over the Weekend

Texas High linebacker Anthony Rhone committed Saturday to SMU. (Courtesy Texarkana Gazette)

Not long after SMU got a pledge from one East Texas football player in the 2014 class, the Mustangs picked up another Piney Woods pledge.

Texas High’s Anthony Rhone committed to SMU on Saturday, according to PonyStampede.com.

Rhone’s commitment came less than two weeks after Athens’ Chris Jefferson committed to SMU.

The 6-foot, 205-pound linebacker was Texas High’s leading tackler in 2012, when the Tigers went 3-7. He had almost 150 tackles and three fumble recoveries.

SMU has been active in East Texas in its recent recruiting efforts. The Mustangs signed three East Texans in the 2013 class: Atlanta athlete Everett Dickerson, Lufkin receiver JaBryce Taylor, and Gilmer defensive back Trey Washington.

Rhone is 14th East Texan in the 2014 football class to commit and 1 of 29 players in the class with at least one Division I FBS offer. The 2013 class had 17 FBS signees.

2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 — offer from SMU (1)
  • Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage, 6-1, 175 — committed to UTSA (1)
  • Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 — committed to Kansas; additional offers from Louisiana Tech, Oregon State, ULM (4)
  • 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, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (7)
  • Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 — offers from Air Force, Texas State, Texas Tech (3)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offer from SMU, Texas State (2)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
  • Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage, 6-4, 310 — offer from ULL (1)
  • Tee Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 168 — offer from Louisiana Tech, Memphis, ULL, ULM (4)
  • 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 — committed to SMU (1)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas; offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, 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, 230 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Texas State, Texas Tech, ULM (4)
  • Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 210 — offer from Baylor (1)
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 205 — committed to 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)
  • Brian Thlang, OL, Palestine, 6-2, 290 — committed ULM (1)
  • 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, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma (4)
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 — offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, ULM (3)

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