East Texas Weekly Recruiting Notebook

2015 CB Nate Brooks

The week of June 16-22 saw two commitments in the East Texas region. Scout.com recaps the region's recruiting news right here.

There weren't many offer going out in the East Texas region this past week, but there were two notable commitments this past Monday and Tuesday.

Whitehouse 2015 cornerback Nate Brooks (pictured above) pulled the trigger Monday on a commitment to North Texas.

The 6-foot, 150-pound Brooks chose the Mean Green over an offer from fellow Conference-USA West Division foe Louisiana Tech. Brooks received both of the offers last summer. In fact, his commitment to the Mean Green came almost exactly a year after North Texas offered him (June 13, 2013).

If his commitment holds, Brooks will get a chance to play with his cousin, 2014 three-star receiver Terian Goree, who signed with the Mean Green in February. Brooks picked off four passes each of the last two seasons. He played cornerback as a junior after starting at free safety as a sophomore in 2012.

Tuesday brought the news of Canton 2015 quarterback Chandler Eiland committing to Louisiana-Monroe. ULM is his only FBS offer so far, but he's received interest from several other schools.

Only three weeks ago, the 6-foot, 178-pound Eiland got Scout's quarterback MVP honors from the ETSN/APEC East Texas Combine in Tyler. Eiland is Canton's second FBS commit in the Eagles 2015 class, following three-star defensive end Sam Miller, who committed June 15 to North Texas over nine other offers.

In other news, Trinity Valley Community College receiver Jarvis Baxter picked up an offer Friday from New Mexico State. Baxter already had offers from North Texas and SMU.

2015 under-the-radar prospects got FCS offers from Northwestern State following a weekend camp: Van linebacker Brice Borgeson and Waskom athlete Kevin Johnson, who has picked up interest from North Texas as a cornerback.

Also over the weekend, Tyler John Tyler notched a 35-31 win against perennial power DeSoto in the Arlington Bowie 7-on-7 state qualifier tournament to secure a berth at the state event, which is July 10-12 in College Station.

Several John Tyler prospects impressed, including 2015 quarterback Geovari McCollister, 2015 receiver and North Texas commit Rodney Bendy, and 2015 cornerback Isaac Warren. McCollister (Central Arkansas) and Warren (Sam Houston State) are committed to FCS programs for now, but could see their FBS interest increase as the season approaches.

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