Arkansas Offers Bullard’s Major Tennison
Bullard junior tight end Major Tennison, who committed to Texas last October, has steadily begun to attract interest from several other programs.
And late Tuesday afternoon, the 2017 prospect announced via Twitter his latest offer -- a scholarship opportunity from Arkansas.
Tennison (6-6, 248) now holds eight Division I FBS offers, which is fourth-most among East Texas recruits in his class. Arkansas joined Alabama, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, and Texas Tech as schools in pursuit of the Panthers' standout.
Arkansas competes in the ultra-competitive West Division of the SEC. The Razorbacks are coached by Bret Bielema and finished the 2015 season with a record of 8-5, which included a 45-23 win over Kansas State in the Liberty Bowl.
The Razorbacks currently have four offers out to East Texans in the 2017 class. In addition to Tennison, the Razorbacks have targeted Liberty-Eylau DE and Texas commit Lagaryonn Carson and Hooks WR Montrell Estell, and Henderson WR Trestan Ebner.
Tennison caught 27 passes in 11 games last season for 603 yards. Eight receptions went for touchdowns as Bullard finished with a record of 7-4, earning a trip to the bi-district round of the Class 4A Division II playoffs.
Bullard will compete in District 9-4A D-I in 2016, along with Carthage, Center, Chapel Hill, Henderson, Kilgore, and Palestine.
Tennison, like all football recruits currently in their junior year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February, 2017.
2017 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Judah Bell, Tyler Bishop Gorman, WR, 6-3, 180 — offers from Bowling Green, Houston, SMU, ULL (4)
- Lagaryonn Carson, Liberty-Eylau, DE, 6-4, 261 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, North Texas, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee, Texas A&M (9)
- Trestan Ebner, Henderson, WR, 5-11, 180 — committed to SMU; additional offers from Arkansas, Kansas (3)
- Montrell Estell, Hooks, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arizona State, Arkansas, Kansas, Notre Dame, SMU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech, Tulane (10)
- Octavius Evans, Center, WR, 6-2, 186 — offers from Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Texas State, ULL (6)
- Jordan Johnson, Hooks, ATH, 6-0, 195 — offer from Air Force (1)
- Kayce Medlock, Arp, ATH, 5-9, 186 — offers from SMU, Tulane, ULL (3)
- Damion Miller, John Tyler, WR, 6-1, 189 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Houston, Kansas, North Texas, Oklahoma State; Ole Miss; SMU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (9)
- LaMarcus Morton, Gilmer, WR, 6-2, 175 — offer from Arkansas State, Tulsa (2)
- Javontavius Mosley, John Tyler, CB, 6-1, 170 — offers from Houston, SMU, Texas State, ULL, UTSA (5)
- Bryson Smith, John Tyler, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Bowling Green, Houston, New Mexico, North Texas, SMU, Texas State, ULL (7)
- Major Tennison, Bullard, TE, 6-6, 248 — committed to Texas; additional offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas Tech (8)