Henderson sophomore defensive end Keivie Rose became the fourth member of East Texas' 2019 recruiting class to pick up a Division I FBS scholarship offer.

Rose (6-4, 220) announced via Twitter that Wednesday that Florida Atlantic reached out with an offer.

In addition to Florida Atlantic, Rose also has an FCS offer from Alcorn State.

Last season, Rose helped Henderson clinch a share of the District 9-4A Division I championship with arch-rival Kilgore. The Lions finished the season with an 11-2 record, falling to another rival (Carthage) in the regional semifinal round of the playoffs.

Henderson DE Keivie Rose. (Courtesy, Scout.com)
Henderson DE Keivie Rose. (Courtesy, Scout.com)

Henderson has developed a solid reputation among college recruiters of late. The Lions had two players sign with FBS programs this past February -- Trestan Ebner (Baylor) and Lakendrick VanZandt (TCU).

And Trae Hall, a 2018 quarterback prospect, currently has a handful of Division I offers to his name, including one from FAU.

Florida Atlantic made a splash in January with the hiring of Lane Kiffin as its next head coach. Kiffin had served as Alabama’s offensive coordinator for three seasons after stints as head coach at Tennessee and USC.

Kiffin also has been a head coach in the NFL. Al Davis hired Kiffin, 31 years old at the time, to lead the Oakland Raiders in 2007 after seeing his work as offensive coordinator at USC during the Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart era.

Florida Atlantic finished 3-9 last season as a member of Conference USA.

Rose, like all college football prospects currently in their sophomore year of high school, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him in December of 2018.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

  • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Tulsa, ULM (2)
  • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-4, 275 — offer from SMU (1)
  • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, WR, 6-3, 175 — offers from Iowa State, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
  • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 -- offer from Florida Atlantic (1)

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