Two of Lufkin's most promising 2018 recruits earned their first Division I scholarships offers on Thursday.

Panthers offensive lineman Hunter Hollis (6-3, 265) and defensive back Jeremiah Davis (5-10, 195) were both offered by Texas Southern, they each announced via Twitter.

Both players were previously offered by Division II programs -- Hollis from Northeastern State and Davis from Arkansas-Monticello.

Lufkin's Jeremiah Davis was voted defensive backs MVP at Sunday's ETSN Combine at APEC in Tyler.

Davis took home defensive back MVP honors at Sunday's ETSN Combine at APEC in Tyler. He clocked a laser-timed 40-yard dash of 4.55 seconds (third among the 17 DB's in attendance), put up eight bench press reps of 185 pounds, and recorded the third-best power squat in his position group.

Hollis, a three-year starter, was an anchor for a Lufkin offensive line that helped the Panthers average more than 400 yards and 44 points per game in 2016.

Both Davis and Hollis, along with fellow college prospects Malik Jackson (2018 receiver), Breylon Garcia (2019 WR/DE), Carl Williams (2019 DT), and Savon Fields (2018 DB) will return to a Lufkin team that finished 7-4 last season.

Texas Southern, an FCS member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference located in Houston, was 4-7 last season in the first year under head coach Michael Haywood.

Davis and Hollis will first become eligible to sign with any program that offers them in December.