Newton junior running back Darwin Barlow is inching closer to a double-digit number of Division I FBS scholarship offers.

Barlow (6-0, 200) announced via Twitter on Thursday morning that Missouri has offered.

In addition to the Tigers, Barlow holds eight other offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, TCU, and UTSA.

Missouri has also reached out to Pittsburg ATH Keontae Burns in East Texas' 2019 recruiting class.

Barlow can bench press 350 pounds, Newton head coach W.T. Johnston said. He finished the season with 2,246 rushing yards and 38 rushing touchdowns. He also had 172 yards receiving and caught three touchdowns.

He was instrumental in leading the Eagles to the Class 3A Division II state championship last month.

Missouri has spent the previous six seasons in the SEC after a run in the Big 12 of almost 20 years. The Tigers are coached by Barry Odom and went 7-6 overall in 2017.

Barlow, like all juniors, can first sign with any team that offers him in December 2018.

2019 East Texas Football Players With Division I FBS Offers

    • Jade Ashalintubbi, Elysian Fields, OL, 6-6, 331 —offers from Tulsa, ULM (2)
    • Darwin Barlow, Newton, RB, 6-0, 200 -- offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Houston, Louisiana Tech, Missouri, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, TCU, UTSA (9)
    • Chance Billington, John Tyler, OL, 6-3, 301 — committed to SMU; additional offer from Texas State (2)
    • Tamauzia Brown, Newton, ATH, 6-1, 170 -- offers from Arkansas State, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Southern Miss, UTSA (5)
    • Keontae Burns, Pittsburg, ATH, 6-3, 182 — offers from Arkansas, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, North Texas, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (8)
    • Cameron Cantrell, Whitehouse, WR, 6-1, 180 -- committed to Texas Tech (1)
    • Coltin Clack, Texas High, QB, 6-3, 202 — offers from Florida Atlantic, SMU, Southern Miss (3)
    • Josh Foster, Newton, ATH, 6-0, 165 -- offer from Arkansas State (1)
    • Christian Hood, Marshall, OL, 6-2, 290 — offer from Southern Miss (1)
    • T.Q. Jackson, Jefferson, WR, 6-2, 175 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa (6)
    • Beaux Limmer, Tyler Lee, OL, 6-5, 250 -- offers from North Texas, Texas State (2)
    • Darius Richardson, West Rusk, DL, 6-3, 288 -- offer from Texas State (1)
    • Keivie Rose, Henderson, DE, 6-4, 220 — offers from Arkansas State, Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane (7)
    • Ke'Andre Street, John Tyler, WR, 6-4, 190 -- offers from Houston, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Tulane (4)
    • Carl Williams, Lufkin, DT, 6-4, 310 — offers from Arkansas, Houston, Kansas, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, SMU, Southern Miss, TCU, Tulsa, UTSA (10)
    • Marcus Williams, Longview, OL, 6-6, 250 — offers from Baylor, Houston, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State (5)

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