Coach Fran and his staff went into this recruiting class knowing that a full class was needed and certain positions more so than others. For the diehards that love to hear overall grades and if Texas State have the best or worst class, at this point there is just no way to tell. Talk to us in 2-3 years and we'll have an answer on how this class pans out. Going in we knew the Bobcats needed beef up front on both lines, secondary talent and depth at the QB. On sheer numbers, it looks good for Coach Fran and we look at those positions where the 'Cats really loaded up. (6) Defensive Backs
Headlined by the likes of Andrew Aneke who had interest from Texas Tech, Baylor and others. Had it not been for an ACL injury to Frankie Griffin, he would have had more of the power conferences after him. He chose the Bobcats over offers from Utah, Iowa State, Fresno State and more.
Three are listed as corners (Aneke, Dixon, Guidry) and three are listed as safeties (Brown, Griffin, & Johnson).
(7) Defensive Line
Texas State may not be done on the D-line either. This class breaks down with at least 3 D-tackles (Pulu, Elvoid, Dillon) and 4 D-ends (Casey, Gambrell, Pearson, & Guendling). The group has a good blend of speed on the edge in Pearson and Guendling. With some beef up front to hold the line in Evloid and Pulu. The highest rated in the group is Pulu has a Scout.com 3-Star ranking.
(4) Offensive Lineman
270lbs is the lightest in the group (Mackey), with the rest all being at 290lbs or higher. Will Copa is flat out massive at 6'7.5" 300lbs and Tryston Mizerak is no slouch at a legit 6'5" 293lbs. Of the four, currently only Copa has been reassured that he'll be at the tackle spot. Kian Schoenborn, Mackey and Mizerak are slotted for the interior with the staff waiting to see how Tryston physically develops to where maybe he can play on the outside.
Mizerak is the highest rated of the group with a Scout.com 3-Star ranking.
With only 2 scholarshiped QB's (Jones, Nixon) on the roster heading into the spring, and Jones being the only one with experience it was a no brainer to bring in some arms. The staff found two signal callers who are mobile and can run the spread/zone read.
Price is the more mobile of the two and is a true dual threat. He has accuracy and can make the down field throws.
White looks the part of a rangy defensive end. He's 6'5" 200lbs and has the stronger arm of the two. He does have some mobility and is familiar with the Texas State offense as his high school and prep team ran a version of it.
Both Randy Price and Connor White are already on campus and will be ready to jockey for position on the depth chart in a few weeks during spring ball.
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