East Texas Notebook (sandbox test story)

Four new offers went out in East Texas during the past week (April 7-13), including two to a rising offensive lineman in the 2015 class.

After an impressive performance at the April 6 Houston Nike Football Training Camp at Kinkaid High School, Lufkin 2015 offensive lineman Erik McCoy is getting on more college programs' radars.

The 6-foot-4, 297-pounder picked up two new offers this past week. Oklahoma State offered McCoy on Monday (April 7) before Louisiana-Lafayette offered him Tuesday.

Those offers join Arkansas State and Houston on McCoy's offer list, which should continue to grow during the coming weeks. McCoy plays left tackle for Lufkin, but projects best as a guard at the next level.

The first offer arrived this past Tuesday for New Boston 2015 athlete Jeff Gladney, who received an offer from Northern Illinois.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound Gladney was a playmaker in all three phases of the game this past fall for New Boston, which made its first-ever appearance in the state semifinals. Gladney played slot receiver, wingback, tailback, quarterback, holder, and cornerback this past fall, but projects best at the next level as a receiver.

Northern Illinois was undoubtedly familiar with Gladney after signing 2014 defensive back Jawuan Johnson, who was one of New Boston's best players on both sides of the ball in 2013.

The fourth and final offer of the week went to Nacogdoches 2015 cornerback Jaylon Lane, who heard from Wake Forest to push his East Texas-leading offer list to 25.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Lane has offers from big-time programs across the country, including LSU, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Texas, and Texa A&M, among many others.