One of East Texas' most talented players has given his verbal commitment to the region's biggest university.

Liberty-Eylau senior quarterback Ke'Mon Freeman, who guided the Leopards to consecutive state quarterfinals berths, has pledged to Stephen F. Austin, according to reports.

Freeman (6-0, 205) also held offers from FBS programs Arkansas State, North Texas, and SMU, but ultimately decided on the the Lumberjacks, an FCS and Southland Conference member.

SFA, located in the heart of East Texas in Nacogdoches, is certainly no stranger to attracting local talent. The 'Jacks currently have more than a dozen players from their roster that hail from the East Texas area.

The Lumberjacks, coached by Clint Conque, finished 4-7 overall and 4-5 in league play last season. SFA begins the 2016 campaign Sept. 3 at Texas Tech.

Freeman enjoyed an all-state caliber senior season at Liberty-Eylau.

He finished 2015 completing 192 of 314 attempts for 3,309 with 29 touchdowns and six interceptions, and added a team-high 1,865 yards and 29 touchdowns on the ground. Freeman guided L-E to a 12-2 record and a berth in the Class 4A Division I quarterfinals where the Leopards were eliminated by eventual state finalist Argyle, 32-29.

Freeman, like all 2016 prospects, cannot enter into a binding agreement with any university until National Signing Day, which is Feb. 3.