Commit #8

This DB has been on the radar for quite sometime. Wednesday night felt right, and commitment number eight is in the books.

Johnny Durham is a 6'0 180-pound DB from Aledo HS, with 4.46 closing speed and great ball skills. Durham received his official written offer in the mail on Monday, and decided to make the commitment just two days later.

"I really wanted to stay in Texas, and Texas State felt like the right fit for me and my family," said Durham. "A big factor in my decision was their commitment to me, when they told me that even if i got hurt in my senior season, they would not withdraw my offer."

Johnny Durham was the number one defensive back on the list for the Bobcats and now it looks as if the Bobcats have secured themselves a player that they really coveted. Coach Brad Bedell took the lead on his recruitment and kept in steady contact with him through occasional phone calls and Twitter, and did a really good job of making him feel wanted.

" An offer can be taken away at anytime for any reason and I wanted to secure my place at a school I really liked and felt comfortable with," said Durham on why he decided to commit sooner than later. "I visited on Junior Day and really loved the campus and great atmosphere, combined with the great coaching staff, it was pretty easy to make my decision."

Durham admits that will not shut down his recruitment completely, however he obviously feels really strongly about Texas State and is excited about becoming a Bobcat. Durham wants to take an official visit sometime before the start of the season, and could possibly bring teammate Jeff Anders with him, who is already a UTSA commit, but says he is trying to convert him to Texas State instead.

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