Bowling Green Targets Texas High’s Tevailance Hunt
Tevailance Hunt's strong opening run in the recruiting game continued Wednesday with a new college football scholarship opportunity from Bowling Green.
Texas High's leading returning receiver, who announced his Falcons offer through his Twitter account, now has four college choices in total. All of the interested schools have reached out in a seven-day span.
Hunt (6-2, 180) caught 36 passes for 701 yards and 10 touchdowns in 11 games as a junior. He helped guide his squad to a 10-0 regular season, but West Mesquite managed a fourth-seed upset in the first round of the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
The receiver might be Texas High's most valuable offensive player in 2017. Quarterback Cade Pearson is already enrolled at North Texas, fellow receiver Quan Hampton departs for Kansas in May and lead running back Devuntay Walker will join the Midwestern State program this summer.
On top of those losses, head coach Barry Norton left the Texas High program to become the new coach at Texarkana (Ark.) Arkansas High. His replacement has not been named.
Bowling Green is a program with strong Texas connections under second-year head coach Mike Jinks. Three of its positional coaches played at Texas Tech when Jinks was that school's running backs coach and several other Falcons graduate assistants either played for the Red Raiders or had lower-level jobs in Lubbock.
Hunt marks Bowling Green's second attempt at a player in the local 11-man class of junior players with at least one FBS offer. It offered Tyler Lee quarterback Chance Amie back in September.
Jinks, who gained notoriety as the head coach at Cibolo Steele on the high school level before moving to Texas Tech, guided the Falcons to a 4-8 record last season. The team won its final three games to tie for third in the East Division of the Mid American Conference.
Bowling Green has won two Mid American Conference championships this decade and 12 in its 46-year history with the league.
Like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, Hunt will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in February of 2018.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Mississippi State (2)
- Chance Amie, Tyler Lee, QB, 6-3, 190 — offers from Bowling Green, Iowa State, Syracuse, ULL, Virginia (5)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from ULL (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-0, 215 — offer from Mississippi State (1)
- Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offer from ULL (1)
- Chasen Hines, Marshall, C, 6-3, 340 — offers from Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech (11)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech (3)
- Keaontay Ingram, Carthage, RB, 6-0, 198 — offers from Arkansas, Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, UCLA, UTSA (21)
- Malik Jackson, Lufkin, WR, 5-8, 165 — offer from Arkansas State (1)
- DeMarvion Overshown, Arp, ATH, 6-4, 196 — offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Clemson, Colorado, Florida State, Georgia, Kansas, LSU, Missouri, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (24)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — offer from ULL (1)