Three East Texas Senior Football Players Commit to Henderson State
One school in the Great American Conference has pulled in quite a haul from East Texas.
One East Texas senior committed Friday, while two more pledged Monday to Henderson State, a Division II school in Arkadelphia, Ark.
John Tyler defensive end/outside linebacker Darius Amie told ETSN.fm that he committed to Henderson State on Friday before announcing his decision via Twitter on Monday evening. Along with Amie, the Reddies got commitments from Tyler Lee receiver/defensive back Marquiston Williams and Kilgore defensive lineman D.Q. Scott on Monday night.
***Tuesday afternoon (1-21-14) update: Amie told ETSN.fm on Tuesday morning that fellow John Tyler senior Andrew Clark, who started at middle linebacker for the Lions in 2013, also committed to Henderson State on Friday, giving the Reddies four East Texas commitments in the last four days.***
***Tuesday evening (1-21-14) update: Chapel Hill quarterback Andrew Black, who received an offer from Henderson State on Monday, committed to the Reddies late Monday night to give them five East Texas commitments since Friday. Black told ETSN.fm of his commitment just after 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. Black had more than 4,100 total yards of offense in 2013, throwing for 2,817 yards and 29 scores while rushing for 1,303 yards and 20 touchdowns during the Bulldogs' 9-5 Class 3A Division I state quarterfinal run.***
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Amie, who gave the 7-4 Lions a consistent pass-rush presence off the edge, had more than 50 tackles, two sacks, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.
Williams (5-10, 160), who announced his commitment via Twitter, finished second on his team in all three major receiving categories behind classmate Bryce Wilkerson. Williams caught 31 passes for 412 yards and three scores as the Red Raiders improved from 1-9 to 4-6 in head coach Darrell Piske's second campaign.
Scott, whose commitment was first reported by InsideTexas.com, is a 6-foot-1, 251-pounder who has been a versatile asset for Kilgore's defense, which was among East Texas' best in 2013. Scott had a huge senior year, helping the Bulldogs reach the Class 3A Division I state championship with 86 tackles, 19 for loss, 11 sacks, three forced fumbles, two blocked punts, and 33 quarterback hurries.