Texas State snags WR

The Bobcats grabbed another outstanding athlete in this year's class. With the 15th commitment, Texas State ranks atop the Sun Belt with 4 3-star recruits and 15 total.

The commitment was from Bellaire senior Ryheem Malone Tuesday. This is Texas State's third wide receiver commit from the class of 2014.

"They took a chance on me," Malone said. "They gave me an offer right away. The other schools were talking to me but never put the offer on the table."

The 'other schools' he passed on were among the likes of Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Miami, West Virginia, and Utah. He touched on what he liked about Texas State more.

"They give their receivers good looks in their system," Malone said. "They play as a team, and I like that too. I want to have a good time, and they have a great coaching staff as well."

With the ability to break out kick returns, as shown this season already, Malone may be a threat on both offense and special teams. He had 4 receptions for 92 yards in Bellaire's season opener last weekend.

"I love special teams," Malone said. "I'd like a chance to return kicks and punts. I'll play anywhere. Wherever the coaches place me I'll play my best."

At 5'9" 175 lbs, Malone can play in the slot as well, and has been an option on both screen passes and deep balls alike. His height doesn't define his skill set, and he believes that's why defensive coach Craig Naivar recruited him.

He along with two other recruits will be attending Texas State's home opener against Prairie View A&M this Saturday, excited to see the team play live.

Hopefully the Bobcats show Malone what he'll be a part of next year, a winner.

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