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Defensive Tackle Signee Javier Edwards Won't Enroll at Texas State

The eagerly anticipated DT prospect out of Houston didn't qualify academically and will spend next year at Blinn College.

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An unfortunate if unsurprising development came to light this week for Texas State Bobcats football as Texas State Rivals.com affiliate BobcatReport.com reported that prominent recruit Javier Edwards will not report to fall camp in San Marcos this fall. Edwards was considered a qualifying risk from the start, and according to Rivals he did not meet the academic requirements necessary to enroll at Texas State. He has instead enrolled at Blinn College and will likely be a future target of Texas State and other schools if he can improve his grades.

The three star Aldine Davis High School (Houston, TX) defensive tackle was sought out by Power Five conference schools including Kansas State, Mississippi State, and NC State, but Edwards originally committed to the Bobcats. DT was considered a position of need for Texas State so his arrival was highly anticipated by Bobcat fans.

Texas State's defensive tackle situation now looks like this:

Player (Games Played) Class Height Weight (lb.)
Dallas McClarty (17) JR 5'11" 275
Mershad Dillon (12) SR 6'3" 300
Steven Eddings (0) TR-JC 6'4" 285
Will Trevillion (11) SO 6'1" 285
Dondre Elvoid (11) JR 6'4" 305
Rusmin Nikocevic (10) SR 6'4" 258
Herbert Gonzales (4) SR 6'0" 297
Darius Hood (1) SR 6'0" 275

Italics means likely starter.

The Bobcats have plenty of defensive ends they could try and plug into the position as well, but they would be undersized as the largest DE weighs in at 255 pounds. JUCO transfer Steven Eddings could still be in play for a spot in the two deep as well.