Kansas Offers Texas High Receiver Tevailance Hunt
A second Big 12 Conference team has entered the chase for Tevailance Hunt's services.
The Texas High junior receiver announced a new football scholarship opportunity Friday evening from Kansas through his Twitter account. Iowa State and five other schools from outside the Power Five conference level were already in the mix.
Hunt (6-2, 180) caught 36 passes last season for 701 yards and 10 touchdowns as Texas High worked its way to a 10-1 final record. As fate would have it, Hunt finished second on the team in receiving yardage behind recent Kansas signee Quan Hampton.
Hunt will be a very valuable offensive weapon his senior season. He remains while Hampton, quarterback Cade Pearson and starting running back Devuntay Walker are all moving on to collegiate careers.
Texas High hired Flower Mound Marcus head coach Gerry Stanford earlier this week to replace Barry Norton, who is the new head coach at Texarkana (Ark.) Arkansas High.
The Jayhawks program isn't all that far from its own coaching transition. David Beaty will begin his third season in Lawrence, Kan., this fall with a 2-22 overall record.
Despite a rough start, Beaty is popular on campus. He received a contract extension after the 2016 season and is expected to stay at least through 2021.
Beaty was a Texas high school football coach from 1994 to 2005. He served as Garland and North Dallas' head coach before accepting a positional job with Rice.
After Rice, Beaty got the co-offensive coordinator and receivers coach job at Kansas under Mark Mangino. He returned to Rice after Mangino was fired for the 2010 season, went back to Kansas in 2011 and then bounced to Texas A&M to be a part of Kevin Sumlin's staff before getting the Jayhawks' lead job.
Kansas has been to 12 bowl games in its history and has a .500 record in those contests, including a win in the Orange Bowl at the end of the 2007 season.
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.
2018 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers
- Tre Allison, John Tyler, OLB, 6-0, 200 — committed to SMU; additional offer from ULL, Mississippi State (3)
- 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, ULL (3)
- 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 Arizona, Baylor, Louisiana Tech, LSU, Minnesota, North Texas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon, TCU, Texas, Texas A&M, Texas State, Texas Tech (14)
- Tevailance Hunt, Texas High, WR, 6-2, 180 — offers from Arkansas State, Bowling Green, Iowa State, Kansas, Louisiana Tech, Nevada, North Texas (7)
- 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)