The third Division I scholarship offer arrived Saturday for Jefferson 2019 defensive end Eric Gipson.

The Bulldogs' standout announced via Twitter that Northwestern State has offered.

Gipson (6-1, 189) was previously offered by Arkansas-Pine Bluff and McNeese State.

Last season, Gipson was a force along the defensive front for Jefferson. He finished his junior season with 137 tackles (25 for loss) with 10 sacks, two forced fumbles, and an interception.

Jefferson was 10-2 last season, reaching the area round of the Class 3A Division I playoffs.

Gipson took both Defensive Line and Overall Defensive MVP at the ETSN/APEC combine on May 20. Most notably, he ran an event-best 4.43-second 40-yard dash.

Northwestern State is an FCS school that competes in the Southland Conference. The Demons are coached by Brad Laird and finished 2017 with an overall record of 4-7 (4-5 in conference).

Gipson, like all incoming seniors, is first eligible to sign with any school that offers him beginning in December.

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