Malik Jackson is back at the forefront of the recruiting sphere thanks to a Monday offer from Sam Houston State.

The Bearkats program is the second to target the junior the junior Lufkin receiver and follows Arkansas State into the pit. Jackson reported the news directly to

In addition to now holding two offers, Jackson (5-8, 165) has taken recent visits to Oklahoma State and Florida. He also gets mail from Texas State.

Sam Houston State, a member of the Southland Conference, has been one of the premiere FCS programs in recent seasons. It has not missed the playoffs since the 2010 season and it went to semifinal games in 2014 and 2015.

Head coach K.C. Keeler has been with the Bearkats the past three seasons and owns a 33-9 overall record in Huntsville. He won an FCS national championship as the head coach at Delaware in 2003.

Keeler guided the most recent Sam Houston State team to an undefeated regular season and a second-round trip to the postseason.

Jackson was part of an explosive Lufkin offense last season. He caught 52 passes for 1,017 yards and 10 scores from Texas State quarterback signee Kordell Rodgers and had to compete for touches with Trinity Valley Community College receiver signee Dhailon Phillips.

Phillips held several FBS offers.

Lufkin reached the bi-district round of the Class 6A Division II playoffs after a 7-3 regular season and lost by a point to John Tyler, which advanced two more rounds to become the region’s most successful of four 6A teams.

Like all college football prospects currently in their junior year of high school, Jackson will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him in February.

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