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UTSA Offers Longview’s Travin Howard

Rockwall-Heath quarterback Ryne Randle is hit by Longview safety Travin Howard during the Lobos’ 42-10 Oct. 11 in Rockwall. (Jamie R. Carrero, ETSN.fm)

Travin Howard has had one of the best defensive campaigns of the 2013 East Texas football season. Thursday evening, he collected his first Division I FBS offer.

Howard announced on Twitter on Thursday night that UTSA offered him, making Howard the fourth 2014 East Texan with an offer from the Roadrunners.

 

The 6-foot, 178-pound Howard has been one of the region’s most dynamic defensive playmakers this fall. He finished the regular season with 65 tackles, seven for loss, one sack, five interceptions, three forced fumbles, seven pass breakups, one punt block, and one defensive touchdown.

Longview S Travin Howard. (Christopher Vinn, ETSN.fm)

Howard has also returned three punts for touchdowns for the Lobos, who are 9-1 entering Saturday’s 4 p.m. Class 5A Division II Region II bi-district playoff against Rowlett at Dallas’ Kincaide Stadium.

Howard assembled one of the best performances at the ETSN.fm Football Recruiting Combine at APEC training facility in Tyler in May. He tied Kilgore senior Aaron Foy for the event’s best broad jump (10-4 1/2) of the 100 participants. He also clocked a 4.54-second laser-timed 40-yard dash, leaped 36 inches in the vertical, and registered 14 bench press reps of 185 pounds. Those 14 put him fourth among the combine’s 63 defensive backs, receivers, running backs, and quarterbacks, who all tested the bench at 185 pounds.

UTSA has offered another Longview senior safety: Stephan Maxey, who has 75 tackles, 2 INTs, one fumble recovery, one punt block, and one defensive touchdown. The Roadrunners have a commitment from Carthage quarterback Blake Bogenschutz and have also offered his leading receiver, Terian “Tee” Goree, who holds nine FBS offers.

East Texans With UTSA Offers

  • Blake Bogenschutz, QB, Carthage, 6-1, 175 — committed to UTSA
  • Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 170 — nine offers
  • Travin Howard, S, Longview, 6-0, 178 — one offer
  • Stephan Maxey, S, Longview, 5-11, 186 — one offer

 

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 — committed to Baylor; additional offers from Arizona, 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, Missouri, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, Texas State (9)
  • Joseph Clark, RB/S, Chapel Hill, 5-9, 175 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Air Force, Navy, Texas State (4)
  • Kade Clayton, ATH, Tyler Grace, 6-0, 180 — offers from SMU, Texas State (2)
  • Terrell Cuney, C, Jasper, 6-3, 260 — committed to Texas; additional offers from TCU, Texas Tech (3)
  • Devondrick Dixon, ATH, Gilmer, 5-9, 180 — committed to Texas State (1)
  • Adrian Goodacre, OL, Carthage, 6-4, 310 — committed to ULL; additional offer from Houston (2)
  • Terian “Tee” Goree, WR, Carthage, 6-2, 170 — offers from Colorado, Colorado State, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, San Diego State, ULL, ULM, UTSA (9)
  • 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, 293 — offers from Baylor, Florida, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, SMU, South Carolina, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, Washington, Washington State (18)
  • Travin Howard, S, Longview, 6-0, 178 — offer from UTSA (1)
  • 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)
  • Jawuan Johnson, DB, New Boston, 6-0, 195 – committed to Northern Illinois (1)
  • Dorian Leonard, WR, Longview, 6-4, 200 — committed to Texas; offers from Florida State, Oklahoma, Oregon State, San Diego State, Texas Tech (6)
  • Reggie Long, LB, Whitehouse, 6-0, 218 — offers from Army, New Mexico State (2)
  • Ben Luckett, RB, Palestine, 6-0, 195 — offer from ULM (1)
  • Patrick Mahomes, QB, Whitehouse, 6-3, 203 — committed to Texas Tech; additional offers from Houston, North Texas, Rice (4)
  • Stephan Maxey, DB, Longview, 5-11, 185 — offer from UTSA (1)
  • Keith Minor, DL, Chapel Hill, 6-3, 237 — offer from Cincinnati (1)
  • 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, 200 — committed to Baylor (1)
  • Anthony Rhone, LB, Texas High, 6-0, 210 — committed to SMU (1)
  • O’Keeron Rutherford, WR, Carthage, 6-5, 181 — offer from North Texas, ULM (2)
  • Anthony Sanders, ATH, Athens, 5-11, 185 – offer from ULM (1)
  • Kevin Shorter, RB/S, Newton, 6-0, 190 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Arkansas, Army, Baylor, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Houston, Kansas, LSU, Maryland, Miami, 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)
  • Wesley Thompson, ATH, Chapel Hill, 6-1, 185 — offer from ULM (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 Houston, Miami, Missouri, North Texas, Oklahoma (5)
  • Jeffery Wilson, RB, Elkhart, 6-0, 190 — offers from New Mexico State, North Texas, Texas State, ULM (4)

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