Arkansas Offers Carthage’s Ty’kieast Crawford
The second Division I FBS scholarship offer arrived for Carthage 2020 offensive tackle Ty'kieast Crawford on Friday.
The Bulldogs' lineman, who is committed to Baylor, reported via Twitter that Arkansas has offered.
Crawford (6-6, 310) is the 11th East Texas recruit in the 2020 class to be targeted by Arkansas.
He joins Carthage ATH Kelvontay Dixon, Diboll ATH Herbert Gums, Athens OL Garrett Hayes, Crockett DE Allen Horace Jr., Longview QB Haynes King, Lufkin WR Ja'Lynn Polk, Pine Tree WR JJ Sparkman, Newton DE James Sylvester, Lufkin S Jerrin Thompson, and Marshall WR Savion Williams.
Crawford anchors a strong offensive line for the two-time defending state champions. Carthage (9-0, 4-0 in District 10-4A Division I) is currently ranked No. 1 in the state, and brings a 35-game winning streak into Friday's regular-season finale against Kilgore.
Arkansas is under first-year head coach Chad Morris, a native East Texan whose previous college stops include SMU, Clemson, and Tulsa. He also was a Texas high school coach, leading programs at Elysian Fields, Bay City, Stephenville, and Lake Travis among others.
Razorbacks Running backs coach Jeff Traylor, who is in charge of recruiting the East Texas region, coached his native Gilmer to three state championships from 2000-2014 before making the jump to college coaching at both Texas and SMU before Arkansas.
Arkansas is 2-7 overall and 0-5 in SEC play this season.
Crawford, like all juniors, is first eligible to sign with any program that offers him in December of 2019.
2020 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Ty'kieast Crawford, Carthage, OL, 6-6, 310 -- committed to Baylor; additional offer from Arkansas (2)
- Kelvontay Dixon, Carthage, ATH, 5-11, 160 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas (6)
- Sawyer Goram-Welch, Longview, DL, 6-4, 260 -- offer from Louisiana Tech (1)
- JJ Green, Marshall, QB, 6-2, 165 -- offer from Nebraska, Ole Miss, Texas State (3)
- Tyrese Grant, Daingerfield, WR, 6-0, 160 -- offers from Appalachian State, Colorado State, Hawaii (2)
- Khalan Griffin, John Tyler, QB/ATH, 5-11, 180 — offer from Texas State (1)
- Herbert Gums, Diboll, RB/LB, 6-1, 243 -- offers from Arkansas, Houston (2)
- Garrett Hayes, Athens, OL, 6-5, 275 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, TCU, Tennessee (5))
- Allen Horace, Crockett, DE, 6-5, 230 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Houston, Nebraska, Oklahoma State (5)
- Tren Jones, Arp, DB, 6-0, 170 — offer from Baylor (1)
- Devon King, Gilmer, OL, 6-3, 320 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Haynes King, Longview, QB, 6-3, 180 -- offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Louisiana-Monroe, North Texas, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa (9)
- Jamal Ligon, Tyler Lee, DE, 6-2, 240 -- offer from Texas State (1)
- Ja’Lynn Polk, Lufkin, WR, 6-2, 170 — offers from Arkansas, Illinois, Southern Miss (3)
- JJ Sparkman, Pine Tree, WR, 6-4, 185 -- offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Iowa State, North Texas, Southern Miss (5)
- James Sylvester, Newton, DE, 6-4, 215 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Georgia, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, Texas A&M (10)
- Jerrin Thompson, Lufkin, S, 6-0, 170 -- offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Oklahoma, Penn State, SMU, South Florida, Vanderbilt (7)
- Savion Williams, Marshall, WR, 6-5, 190 -- offers from Arkansas, Bowling Green, Indiana, North Texas, Southern Miss, Texas State, Texas Tech (7)