Tyler Lee’s Brandon Durman Picks Up A Northwestern State Offer
The beat goes on for Brandon Durman despite Tyler Lee's loss Friday in the Class 6A Division II playoffs.
The Red Raiders' key senior linebacker confirmed to ETSN.fm he picked up an offer from Northwestern State less than 24 hours after he completed his high school career. It's his second scholarship opportunity.
Durman, who finished the regular season averaging 10.8 tackles per game, is currently committed to Louisiana Tech.
Northwestern State, based in Natchitoches, La., is an active player in the East Texas recruiting scene. If Durman decides to flip to the Demons' program, he would join a recruiting class featuring Van defensive end Brice Borgeson.
The program has six other standing invitations for East Texas seniors.
The John Tyler trio of receiver Rodney Bendy, quarterback Geovari McCollister and cornerback Isaac Warren all have Northwestern State offers but are committed elsewhere. Gilmer receiver Chase Tate, Texas High receiver William Brown and Waskom running back Kevin Johnson are still very much on the Demons' board as uncommitted players.
Bendy plans to play for North Texas, McCollister has pledged to Central Arkansas and Warren is sold on being a Purdue Boilermaker next season.
Northwestern State is currently 6-5 overall and 4-3 in the Southland Conference after a 48-21 win against Nicholls State on Saturday. It will visit Stephen F. Austin next week to wrap up the regular season.
In Durman's case, the Demons can pitch their 30-27 victory against Louisiana Tech earlier this season.
One of Northwestern State's losses came against Baylor, a team in contention for an FBS playoff berth.
Second-year head coach Jay Thomas has done a nice job with the Demons. The team can surpass last season's 6-6 mark with a win against Stephen F. Austin. Northwestern State finished 4-7 in 2012.
Durman has until Feb. 4 to settle on a final decision. At that point, he can sign with any program that has offered him.