QB On Board

Only 24 hours after picking up his first offer from the Bobcats, this Central Texas QB knew San Marcos is where he wanted to be.

On Tuesday afternoon, Braeden Kent made the trek by himself to Texas State for an unofficial visit to take in practice and get a quick glimpse of the facilities. While there, Head Coach Dennis Franchione kept saying he wished his parents had made the trek with him. A little bit into the visit he found out why. The Bobcats offered him, he left Texas State without committing, but told Coach Fran that he just wanted to sleep on it.

Thursday, after school Kent knew that he didn't have to wait any longer and he's bled maroon and gold since he was a little kid.

"I verbally committed today (Wednesday), I called him right around 4:30 p.m. and told him. It's my number one school, both of my sisters went there. It's always been my favorite school, all the coaches there are like family," said Kent.

The process was a bit shocking for Braeden as he recently attended the private Jr. Day last month and the staff had told him to be patient, an offer could be on the way. He wasn't expecting one until possibly later in the spring. The offer did catch him a little off guard, but there was nothing surprising about Texas State to him.

"Texas State is my very first offer, they've always been my number one. I felt the coaches were really my friends and I didn't have to put a fake smile on while I was there," said Kent.

The 6'3" 185lb Dual Threat QB with 4.6 speed, also had interest from UTSA and Boise State. He attended the 'Runners Junior Day as well, but just felt that something was missing. The Broncos wanted him to fly up for their recent Junior Day, but without an offer in hand, he thought otherwise.

Buda Hays runs an offense that has a lot of similarities to the Bobcat offense. Zone reads, with short to intermediate passing routes, another reason why he felt the perfect fit with Texas State.

There's still nearly 11 months left in the cycle before NSD 2016, but Kent seems firm with his pledge as his like for the Bobcats goes back to his younger years.

"I'm pretty set on Texas State, it's always been my number one school. Every since I was small I would go to Coach Schultz camps and now I'm just working to leave my mark there."

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