NSD Press Conference

The cards were shuffled towards the end as National Signing Day approached for Texas State, but the Bobcats were able to straighten things out and pull a winning hand. We have our recap of today's presser.

Texas State Head Coach Dennis Franchione addressed the media today to announce the signing of 20 new additions to the 2015 recruiting class. Four players have already signed with the Bobcats back in December (Mittie, Fitzgerald, O'Roy, French) and one transfer has been on campus (Ayama).

The Bobcats had a full class with under two weeks to go, but were forced to replace three players who chose to change their minds and decommit. The staff acted quick and signed promising defensive tackle prospects Javier Edwards (Davis HS) and Steven Eddings (Jones JC/MS) to re-stabilize the defensive line for the class, but with one scholarship still available there was undoubtedly a surprise or two to come. Very early Wednesday morning, BobcatIllustrated caught wind of a potential running back coming into play and we got our answer later on during the morning. Out of left field, Texas State signed Tyler Siudzinski, a 5'10 200-pound RB out of Santa Ana JC as the final new LOI on the day.

"After the season we had to evaluate how we are going to go about replacing three seniors at running back. This guy is three for three. When we came back out in January we made sure to do our research and then we finally just visited him here recently. It was between him and a receiver, and we went with the RB," said Coach Franchione about the surprise signing of Siudzinski.

For those that may have forgotten, Eddings also signed with the 'Cats last year on NSD, but failed to qualify. Both he and Edwards, who could be immediate contributors on the D-line come the fall, have work to finish in the classroom in order to arrive in San Marcos later this year.

With the class now restored, it feels time to pick apart and dissect the the class of 2015 and label the gems. Coach Franchione had some comments on the strong points of this years recruiting roundup and BobcatIllustrated has already started handing out the grades.

"We only have two scholarship players on our roster at QB, and I really like the guys we are bringing in this year. I think that Chris French and the three other JUCO players that are already here, are going to make an impact. When I recruited him I had really liked him and after losing Bradley Miller, I think he is similar enough that we like what he brings to our program," said Coach Fran.

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