Palestine RB Ben Luckett. (Courtesy photo)
Palestine LB Jarrell Owens. (Courtesy photo)

The Louisiana-Monroe football program has been active in East Texas in recent weeks. That continued Thursday when the Warhawks offered two Palestine 2014 prospects.

Running back Ben Luckett and linebacker Jarrell Owens received ULM offers Thursday, according to the Palestine coaching staff. The Palestine Herald-Press first reported the offers.

The 6-foot-3, 238-pound Owens already holds an offer from Texas Tech, which offered him a few weeks ago. A nagging injury limited Owens in 2012, when he primarily played running back and ran for 283 yards and eight touchdowns on 60 carries. Owens has been recruited on both sides of the ball, but his likely college destination is linebacker or defensive end.

The 6-foot, 195-pound Luckett ran 72 times for a 426 yards and seven touchdowns in 2012, when the Wildcats finished 7-4 with a Class 3A Division I Region III first-round playoff appearance. Palestine lost 30-27 to Carthage after trailing by two scores for most of the game.

Luckett and Owens are the fifth and sixth East Texans in the 2014 class to receiver offers from ULM, joining Carthage receivers Terian "Tee" Goree and O'Keeron Rutherford, Newton athlete Kevin Shorter, and Elkhart running back Jeffery Wilson. The Warhawks signed Longview 2013 quarterback Bivins Caraway.

2014 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Terry Ausborne, S, John Tyler, 5-10, 175 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Jacob Bragg, OL, Nacogdoches, 6-4, 310 -- offer from Kansas, Louisiana Tech (2)
  • 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, Memphis, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (5)]
  • Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 -- offer from Air Force (1)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
  • Tee Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 168 -- offer from ULL, ULM (2)
  • 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 -- offer from SMU (1)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 -- offer from ULM (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas, 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, 238 -- offer from Texas Tech, ULM (2)
  • Greg Roberts, DE, Nacogdoches, 6-5, 210 -- offer from Baylor (1)
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 205 -- offer from 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)
  • 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, North Texas, Oklahoma (3)
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 -- offers from North Texas, ULM (2)