The Texas State Bobcats have lost two of players to former fellow Southland conference member SFA, as junior defensive back Germod Williams and redshirt freshman tight end Lucas Askew have reportedly surfaced on the Lumberjack roster.
Williams could've been a potential impact player in a depleted secondary, as previously mentioned here. He was rumored to have been looking at Grambling State or Houston. However, the Cougars are scheduled to play the Bobcats in the next two seasons, and it's highly unlikely that the coaching staff would've approved his transfer there. He should instantly be in contention for a starting spot in SFA's secondary.
Askew spent one redshirt season in San Marcos and was likely a year away from contributing on a consistent basis as a tight end. The addition of JUCO product Chris French to the tight end position along with returning seniors Lawrence White and Ryan Carden would've likely limited his opportunities for playing time in 2015, although 2016 would've provided him some chances to get on the field.
Askew's height (6'6") and talent level (multiple AAC and C-USA offers) may have some fans asking what could've been. Gabe Schrade and Cameron Knight also remain at tight end, however, so at the very least there's still some depth at the position without Askew.
The Bobcats and Lumberjacks played each other every season from 1923 to 2012, but Texas State's move to FBS has scuttled any real plans for the two schools to play again anytime soon. Therefore, these transfers will hurt in terms of overall depth, but not much else. Williams will never face off against Texas State and Askew likely won't face the Bobcats either unless SFA is added as an out of conference opponent in 2017 or 2018.
SFA finished 8-5 (5-3 SLC) last season and were hammered by Northern Iowa in the first round of the FCS playoffs.
Best of luck to both players as they continue their football careers in Nacogdoches.
H/T: Jack at BobcatReport.com and lumberjackfans.com for the scoop.