Iowa State Becomes First Power 5 Conference School to Offer Texas High’s Tevailance Hunt
Texas High junior receiver Tevailance Hunt picked up his sixth Division I FBS scholarship offer on Wednesday, and the first from a school belonging to one of the five major conferences.
Hunt (6-2, 180) announced via Twitter that Iowa State has reached out to him.
The Tigers' standout also holds FBS offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, and North Texas. Hunt also holds an FCS invitation from Central Arkansas.
Hunt caught 36 passes last season for 701 yards and scored 10 times.
Texas High worked its way to a perfect 10-0 record through the regular season last year, but it got upset by West Mesquite in the first round of the Class 5A Division I state playoffs.
The mid-November loss marked the end of a talented offensive skill set surrounding Hunt. Quarterback Cade Pearson is already enrolled at North Texas, fellow receiver Quan Hampton will play for Kansas next season and lead running back Devuntay Walker will join the Midwestern State program this summer.
Longtime Texas High coach Barry Norton left the program in January to become the new head coach at Texarkana city rival Arkansas High. The Tigers officially hired his replacement, former White Oak boss Gerry Stanford, on Monday.
Iowa State, a member of the Big 12 Conference, is coming off a 3-9 finish in 2016, the first under head coach Matt Campbell.
Hunt, like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, 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 Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Colorado State, Iowa State, Syracuse, ULL, Virginia (7)
- Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove, LB, 6-0, 200 — offer from ULL (1)
- Dekalen Goodson, John Tyler, DE/OLB, 6-2, 215 — offers from Mississippi State, Texas State (2)
- Trae Hall, Henderson, QB/ATH, 6-3, 185 — offer from ULL (1)
- Conner Henson, Harmony, OL, 6-4, 250 — 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 State, Texas Tech (12)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas (6)
- 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, Nebraska, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, SMU, South Carolina, Southern Miss, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, UCLA, USC, UTSA (25)
- Tyree Wilson, West Rusk, LB, 6-5, 225 — offer from ULL, Washington State (2)