Lamar went after two very explosive offensive players from the region Friday.

A few hours after reaching out to Arp running back Kayce Medlock, the Cardinals turned their attention to rising senior Lufkin quarterback Kordell Rodgers and presented the signal caller his seventh Division I school choice. Rodgers reported his Lamar offer to late in the evening.

In addition to invitations extended toward Rodgers and Medlock, the Cardinals program also is interested in obtaining the services of Gladewater safety Austin Hawley and Tatum linebacker D'Torian Smith.

Rodgers (5-10, 165) threw for 2,133 yards and 23 touchdowns during his junior year. He also ran for 599 yards and an additional five scores en route to a second-place finish in District 16-5A and a Class 5A Division I bi-district round playoff appearance.

Lufkin’s season unraveled in the second half of its sole playoff game — after Rodgers sustained a minor but game-ending injury.

Rodgers, and an experienced group of receivers, will headline Lufkin’s 2016 team as it makes the transition from Class 5A to Class 6A due to a growing student population. Beaumont West Brook, Conroe, Conroe Oak Ridge, Montgomery, The Woodlands and The Woodlands College Park will make up its District 12-6A competition.

Lamar, a Southland Conference school inside the FCS level of competition, will play its seventh consecutive season of football this year. The program was suspended from 1989 to 2009 for financial reasons.

Since resuming play, all under head coach Ray Woodard, the school's best finish was an 8-4 season in 2014. Last year's team went 5-6 overall and tied for fifth in the Southland.

Crockett quarterback Case Robinson signed with the Cardinals in February.

Rodgers' offer list is rounded out by FBS competitors Arkansas State, Louisiana-Monroe and Texas State plus other FCS programs in McNeese State, Northwestern State and Stephen F. Austin.

Rodgers, like all high school football prospects preparing for their senior year, will become eligible to sign with any school that offers him on Feb. 1, 2017.