Lufkin junior defensive tackle Carl Williams added another Division I FBS scholarship offer on Tuesday.

Williams (6-3, 275) reported via Twitter that Houston became the fifth FBS program to offer him. The Cougars join Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, and Tulsa as early suitors for the Panthers' standout defender.

He is now tied with Henderson defensive end Keivie Rose and Longview offensive lineman Marcus Williams for the most Division I offers in East Texas' 2019 recruiting class.

Williams is part of a Lufkin team with several college targets.

Panthers senior receiver Malik Jackson (Houston commit), senior offensive lineman Hunter Hollis, junior ATH Breylon Garcia, senior defensive back Jeremiah Davis (Louisiana-Lafayette) pledge), and Savon Fields all have at least one Division I offer.

Williams and his teammates picked up their first win of the 2017 season last Friday night, 45-28 over rival Nacogdoches. Lufkin (1-1) plays host to John Tyler (2-0) this week.

The Cougars made Williams their first East Texas recruiting target in the 2019 class.

Houston, which had its season opener against UTSA canceled because of Hurricane Harvey, is 1-0 after defeating Arizona on the road last Saturday night, 19-16.

It was the head coaching debut of Major Applewhite, who took over at Houston when Tom Herman left to became the new head coach at Texas.

Williams, like all juniors, will first become eligible to sign with any Division I program 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, 6-3, 201 — committed to SMU (1)
  • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, WR/ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offer from Oklahoma State (1)
  • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, WR, 6-3, 182 — offers from Iowa State, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss (4)
  • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
  • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
  • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
  • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from SMU, Southern Miss (2)
  • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (5)
  • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-3, 275 — offers from Houston, Oklahoma, SMU, TCU, Tulsa (5)
  • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)

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