East Texas Weekly Recruiting Notebook

2015 S Roney Elam

Scout.com recaps the past week in recruiting in East Texas, which saw five new offers go out to four different prospects.

After a relatively slow week during the previous weekly cycle, East Texas saw an uptick of action from April 21-27 on the recruiting trail.

Four different players -- three high school and one junior college -- picked up offers, starting with a Big Ten offer that arrived this past Monday.

That's when Newton 2015 safety Roney Elam tweeted the news that Nebraska offered him, giving the 6-foot-3, 167-pounder his ninth offer. Elam picked up eight offers in a two-week span bridging late February and early March, but had not gotten an offer since March 7, when Oklahoma offered him.

Unsurprisingly, Nacogdoches 2015 cornerback Jaylon Lane, who leads East Texas in offers, got a couple more this past week to push his total to a whopping 31.

The 6-foot-2, 175-pound Lane got offers from the southeastern portion of the country in the form of Georgia on Wednesday and reigning national champion Florida State on Thursday. Florida State, which has issued a hand full of East Texas offers, had previously offered Nacogdoches 2016 safety Brandon Jones. The Seminoles signed a Nacogdoches Dragon in the late 1990's (tight end Patrick Hughes).

The second offer arrived this past Wednesday for New Boston 2015 athlete Jeff Gladney, who reported a UTSA offer. The Roadrunners join Northern Illinois on Gladney's offer list. Gladney is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound speedster who best projects as a receiver or cornerback.

Tyler Junior College defensive tackle Motekiai Maile wrapped up the region's offers Friday, when he got an offer from SMU. The Mustangs are the third program to pursue the physical, 6-foot-4, 300-pound interior defender, who already held offers from TCU and North Texas.

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