National Signing Day.
It’s become a national holiday of sorts for fans of college football. The time of year where college football fans keep their eyes and ears glued to social media anxiously awaiting for a new batch of kids.
College football at the FBS level contain 130 teams all vying to be a powerhouse or the next Cinderella team. It can be a tall task keeping up with college ball so you can imagine the scramble and strategy coaches go thru to find the studs and hidden jems among the trillions of high schools across the U.S.
For Texas State and head coach Jake Spavital it’s still a rebuilding process. The fans and alumni are excited for potential new Spergon Wynns, Bryan Londons or Bronson Sanderses. Now it’s gets tougher with essentially all of the previous regimes’ recruits (22 seniors) gone but Spavtial has the experience to piece together a solid squad for year two and beyond.
“Alot of the changes that have happened from new coaches to really a new team,” Spavital said at Wednesday’s press conference, “We wanted to change the profile of our team.”
Below is a list of up to February 5th that have signed on according to Texas State football’s official Twitter:
Jaycob Horn, WR, 6-1, 205 lbs, Tupelo (Miss.) (Son of former NFL star receiver Joe Horn)
Derrick Ray, DE, 6-2, 230 lbs, Trinity Valley Community College (5.5 sacks last year)
Zion Childress, WR, 5-10 1⁄2, 177 lbs, Houston New Caney (Former quarterback had 70 total offensive touchdowns in high school)
December Early Signings
Brock Sturges, RB, 5-10, 200 lbs, Butler Community College, Arizona State
Maureese Wren, LB, 6-4, 220 lbs, Tyler Junior College
Drue Jackson, WR, 6-1, 195 lbs, Tyler Junior College (Washington State transfer; former 4-star recruit)
Issiah Nixon, RB, 6-0, 223 lbs, Elkins
Alex Costilla, OT, 6-4, 290 lbs, Tyler Junior College
Austin Markiewicz, C, 6-4, 285 lbs, McKinney North
Trenton Scott, OT, 6-5, 265 lbs, Luling
Josh Emmanuel, LB, 6-0, 216 lbs, Bishop Dunne
John Emmanuel, LB, 5-11, 203 lbs, Bishop Dunne
Isaiah Karriem, LB, 6-0, 220 lbs, Mississippi Delta Community College
Grid Isidore, S, 6-1, 185 lbs, Tyler Junior College
Russell Baker, OG, 6-5, 300 lbs, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M
Marcell Barbee, WR, 6-2, 200 lbs, Iowa Western Community College
Jahmyl Jeter, RB, 6-0, 203 lbs, Oklahoma State (Will be put in a waiver to be eligible)
Silas Robinson, OG, 6-4, 300 lbs, Arkansas (Will be put in a waiver to be eligible)
Tory Spears, DB, 6-3, 183 lbs, Iowa State (Walk-on at Iowa State; will be eligible immediately)
Football Press ConferencePosted by Texas State Athletics on Wednesday, February 5, 2020