Speed To Burn

Coach Fran and his staff have said that he would've liked a few more Wide Receivers in the 2014 class, so now the staff is going hard for wide-out talent in 2015.

Currently, Texas State has 4 offers out to wide receivers and the latest target to surface is from the juco ranks. Just last week, CO-OC and Quarterbacks Coach Mike Schultz paid a visit to Antelope Valley JC (CA) and extended an offer to Alex Byers.

Byers is originally from Florida who went cross country to take an opportunity at the juco level to get his grades right and the shot of continuing on at the division one level. Since his Texas State offer, Georgia State has also ponied up.

The 6'2" 175lb WR is just seeing his recruiting start. Along with a frame that can add a few more pounds, he's got an extra gear that makes him a game breaker. He's been clocked as fast as a 4.32 in the 40 yard dash.

Texas State showing interest really caught Byers off guard and the Bobcats have now given him something to look into.

"It was a surprise, I don't even know how it came upon. He saw my film, he called me into the office. Me a cornerback and an offensive lineman. Once he released us from the meeting. He called me back into the room, he offered the scholarship," said Byers.

Speaking with Coach Schultz was something that left an impression on Alex.

"I talked to him that day. Really enjoyed the conversation and enjoyed meeting him. I really got a good vibe with the coach when he came in. He was different," said Byers.

The Bobcats are a new program to Alex, but since his offer, he's looked more into the program, the campus, and facilities. He likes what he sees so far.

Byers recruitment is sure to pick up as the spring rolls on. If his frame and speed weren't enough to attract programs, he's also got 3 years to play 2. A red shirt year in case it's needed. Right now, it looks like he'll be a mid year transfer ready to sign in December.

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