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Arp’s Kayce Medlock Picks Up Northwestern State Offer

Arp junior ATH Kayce Medlock received an offer from Northwestern State on Tuesday. (Rob Graham,
Arp junior ATH Kayce Medlock received an offer from Northwestern State on Tuesday. (Rob Graham,

Arp junior ATH Kayce Medlock continued to rack up Division I offers, picking up an FCS opportunity on Tuesday.

Medlock (5-9, 186) announced via Twitter that Northwestern State became the latest program to offer him.

The Tigers standout also holds six offers from FBS programs — Army, Colorado, Navy, SMU, Tulane, and Louisiana-Lafayette.

Northwestern State, located in Natchitoches, La., is a member of the Southland Conference. The Demons are coached by Jay Thomas, who’s gone 12-12 in his two seasons at the helm.

Medlock, who is scheduled to compete at Sunday’s fourth annual + APEC Football Recruiting Combine in Tyler, finished his junior year second on the Arp team in rushing with 1,184 yards and 15 touchdowns on 110 carries. He also passed for 366 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and caught a pair of touchdown passes on offense.

Defensively, the all-around athlete had 42 tackles plus a team-best five interceptions.

With Medlock, Arp battled back from a 1-5 start for an 8-6 finish and a trip to the fourth round of the Class 3A Division II playoffs. The year ended with a loss to District 8-3A Division II rival Waskom, which went on to win the classification’s state championship game for a second year in a row while extending its unbeaten streak to 31 games.

Medlock could be an even bigger part of Arp’s 2016 plans. Leading rusher Jullian Herndon, a senior, graduates in a few weeks.

Arp will compete in a very strong District 9-3A Division II this upcoming season alongside Beckville, Elysian Fields, Harleton, Troup, Waskom and West Rusk. The University Interscholastic League unveiled the new alignment in February.

Like all high school football players currently in their junior year, Medlock will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him on February 1, 2017.

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