SFA Offers Arp’s Kayce Medlock
East Texas' only Division I football program has made a play on one of the area's most intriguing prospects.
Stephen F. Austin became the latest school to offer Arp junior ATH Kayce Medlock, the Tigers' standout announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
Medlock (5-9, 186) currently holds offers from five FBS programs -- Army, Colorado, SMU, Tulane, and Louisiana-Lafayette.
SFA, an FCS program located in Nacogdoches, is a member of the Southland Conference. The Lumberjacks are coached by Clint Conque are coming off a 2015 season that ended with a 4-7 record.
There is plenty of East Texas representation on the SFA roster, and the 'Jacks made a splash back in February by signing a handful of area standouts -- Tyler Lee ATH Zach Hall, Brownsboro WR Tamrick Pace, and Nacogdoches WR Alex Gregory.
SFA also signed Pittsburg LB Fre'zarian Harrison earlier this month, and picked up former Kilgore ATH Aaron Foy, who transferred from Navarro College.
Medlock finished his junior year second on the Arp team in rushing with 1,184 yards and 15 touchdowns on 110 carries. He also passed for 366 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and caught a pair of touchdown passes on offense.
Defensively, the all-around athlete had 42 tackles plus a team-best five interceptions.
With Medlock, Arp battled back from a 1-5 start for an 8-6 finish and a trip to the fourth round of the Class 3A Division II playoffs. The year ended with a loss to District 8-3A Division II rival Waskom, which went on to win the classification’s state championship game for a second year in a row while extending its unbeaten streak to 31 games.
Medlock could be an even bigger part of Arp’s 2016 plans. Leading rusher Jullian Herndon, a senior, graduates in a few weeks.
Arp will compete in a very strong District 9-3A Division II this upcoming season alongside Beckville, Elysian Fields, Harleton, Troup, Waskom and West Rusk. The University Interscholastic League unveiled the new alignment in February.
Like all high school football players currently in their junior year, Medlock will become eligible to sign with any program that offers him on February 1, 2017.