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Texas State signs 10 during the early signing period

The Jake Spavital era kicks off with a new crop of talent.

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New Bobcat head coach Jake Spavital and co. hit the ground running after his November hiring and the new coaching staff didn’t waste any time going on the road to build upon the young roster.

247 Sports has the Texas State Bobcats 2019 early signing class ranked at number eight in the Sun Belt and 117th overall, but the ranking could change come February when the rest of the verbal commits sign on.

Following the 2017 and the 2018 signing period, the Bobcats had the number one and two ranked recruiting class in the Sun Belt, respectively.


2019 Texas State Early Signing Class

Dylan Jantz WR Gunter, TX 5’9” 175
Cedric Case QB Lincoln, NE 6’2” 205
Gresch Jensen QB Auburn, WA 6’2” 225
Devin Martinez DE Belton, TX 6’2” 220
Ronald Copney OL Spring Branch, TX 6’3” 280
Calvin Hill RB Baytown, TX 5’7” 170
Devin Henderson DT La Porte, TX 6’1” 280
Dalton Cooper OL Prague, OK 6’6” 280
Eddie Rivas OL Phoenix, AZ 6’4” 300
Kevin Anderson DB Lewisville, TX 6’1” 185

Three offensive linemen were signed today, which will hopefully bolster the strength of the trenches where Texas State has been plagued for the last few years. Eddie Rivas is a JUCO transfer that should have an immediate impact.

Cedric Case and Gresch Jensen were the two signal callers signed and should make for an interesting quarterback battle with incumbents Willie Jones III and Tyler Vitt. Jensen, a transfer from Fullerton College, actually played under Bobcat offensive coordinator Bob Stitt when both were at Montana. In his lone season at Montana, Jensen completed 61.2% of his passes and threw 356 yards a game. The pro-style signal caller has a nice touch, pocket awareness and a set of wheels.

As stated before, this current crop of Bobcats will join two stellar classes from previous years. As the team is becoming more experienced, the competition for playing time will be fiercer than it has been in the last few years.

Overall the Bobcats hauled in two quarterbacks, three offensive linemen and a slot receiver on the offensive side of the ball and a defensive tackle, a defensive back and a defensive end that will convert to outside linebacker.

The ten signees will more than likely be the last for the early signing period until February when Texas State will likely sign more verbal commits.

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