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Texas State enters national signing day with focus on transfers


Photo: Kin Man Hui, Staff / Staff Photographer

Newly hired Head Coach Jake Spavital oversees team drills as the Texas State Bobcats football team kicks off practice for their upcoming season. The team held practice at Bobcat Stadium on Wednesday, July 31, 2019. (Kin Man Hui/San Antonio Express-News)

Newly hired Head Coach Jake Spavital oversees team drills as the…

After identifying a lack of experience across the roster during his first year coaching Texas State, Jake Spavital focused on transfers during December’s early signing period.

The Bobcats added 15 players, with seven junior college products and three transfers from Power Five programs outnumbering the five high school seniors headed to San Marcos.

Wednesday’s traditional signing day projects to continue the trend. The Bobcats’ five commits, per 247Sports, include four JUCO players.

Texas State 2020 Recruiting Class

December Signees

Brock Sturges, RB, 5-10, 200, Butler Community College

Maureese Wren, LB, 6-4, 220, Tyler Junior College

Drue Jackson, WR, 6-1, 195, Tyler Junior College

Issiah Nixon, RB, 6-0, 223, Elkins

Alex Costilla, OT, 6-4, 290, Tyler Junior College

Austin Markiewicz, C, 6-4, 285, McKinney North

Trenton Scott, OT, 6-5, 265, Luling

Josh Emmanuel, LB, 6-0, 216, Bishop Dunne

John Emmanuel, LB, 5-11, 203, Bishop Dunne

Isaiah Karriem, LB, 6-0, 220, Mississippi Delta Community College

Grid Isidore, S, 6-1, 185, Tyler Junior College

Russell Baker, OG, 6-5, 300, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

December Transfers

Jahmyl Jeter, RB, 6-0, 203, Oklahoma State, Brennan

Silas Robinson, OG, 6-4, 300, Arkansas, Yoakum

Tory Spears, DB, 6-3, 183, Iowa State, Cypress Woods

February Commits

Aaron Reynolds, CB, 6-2, 184, Tyler Junior College

Romelle Grier, DT, 6-2, 263, Toledo (Ohio) Whitmer

Derrick Ray Jr., DE, 6-2, 240, Trinity Valley Community College

Kevin Howard, WR, 6-3, 210, Fort Scott (Kansas) Community College

Marcell Barbee, WR, 6-2, 200, Iowa Western Community College

Official announcements are expected through the morning:

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