Alabama Offers Pittsburg’s Keontae Burns
The biggest Division I FBS scholarship offer yet arrived Friday for Pittsburg 2019 ATH Keontae Burns.
The Pirates' two-way standout reported via Twitter that defending national champion Alabama has offered.
Burns (6-3, 182) also holds major FBS offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Missouri, and Texas Tech.
Last season, Burns played several positions for the Pirates, but was most effective at receiver, racking up 631 yards and five touchdowns. Pittsburg finished 6-5 with a first-round playoff exit.
Alabama has become the nation's preeminent program under head coach Nick Saban. The Crimson Tide has won five national championships since 2009. Alabama is 127-20 since Saban took over in 2007.
Burns, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any school that offers him beginning in December.
2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Louisiana-Monroe, Tulsa (2)
- Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisville, LSU, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas State, Texas Tech, Utah, UTSA (20)
- DeKendrick Bender, Marshall, WR, 6-2, 185 -- offers from Air Force (1)
- Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — offers from Iowa State, New Mexico State, SMU, Texas State (4)
- Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma State, Oregon, San Diego State, Southern Miss, SMU, TCU, Texas Tech, UTEP, UTSA (19)
- Javasia Brunson, Lufkin, DE, 6-4, 235 -- offers from Nevada, Oklahoma State, SMU, South Florida, Southern Miss, UTEP (6)
- Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana-Monroe, Minnesota, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech, UTSA (16)
- Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
- Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (4)
- Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisiana Tech, SMU, TCU, ULL, ULM, Utah, Vanderbilt (12)
- Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
- T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-3, 181 — offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Minnesota, Missouri, Purdue, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA (13)
- Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 260 -- committed to Arkansas; additional offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Monroe, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Northwestern, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa, UTSA, Vanderbilt (15)
- Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- committed to Texas State (1)
- Braelyn Riden, Jacksonville, DB, 6-1, 170 -- offer from ULL (1)
- Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, North Texas, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (10)
- Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Boston College, Bowling Green, Houston, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane (6)
- Blake Trainor, Hallsville, OT, 6-7, 280 — offers from Houston, North Texas, Texas A&M, Tulsa, Texas State (5)
- Caiden Walker, Newton, OL, 6-4, 276 — offers from Louisiana Tech, ULM, UTEP (3)
- Tahj Washington, Marshall, ATH, 5-11, 160 -- offer from Air Force (1)
- Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (12)
- Keshon Williams, Pine Tree, ATH, 6-4, 230 -- offer from Louisiana Monroe, New Mexico State, Rice, Texas State (4)
- Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 285 — committed to TCU; additional offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (6)