Family Ties To TXST

The push for talent and beef up front on the O-line continues for the Texas State staff. Earlier this week the coaches offered another O-lineman, this time from the Greater Houston area.

Charlie Vatterott has a connection to Texas State and it's from many years ago. His father graduated as a Bobcat, so when the phone rang a few days ago and it was a Texas State on the other line, he was excited and surprised.

"I talked to Coach Brad Bedell, I was very excited about the offer, very excited. He told me how he communicated with the Head Coach, Coach Franchione. Both agreed to offer me and I'm very excited about the offer," said Vatterott.

The offer was so surprising because up until that day of contact, Vatterott had not heard from the staff at all. Texas State is is the first program to offer the 6'3.5" 270lbs lineman, but more and more schools are picking up their interest. Eastern Michigan, Sam Houston State, UTSA, Louisiana Lafayette, Penn, Houston, Kansas, and Oklahoma State have all been in contact recently.

The staff has let him know that they see him as a guard at the next level. As a junior for St. Thomas High School, Vatterott primarily played on the defensive line, only playing one half on the offensive side the entire season. Going into his senior year he could still end up playing both sides because of player needs, but he does have a preference of staying on the O-line. His versatility and athleticism to play on both sides is reason enough why the staff feels he can transition to the offensive side permanently.

With the recent news of his offer, Vatterott and his father where in the area and decided to take in the campus just days after his offer.

"I was taking the ACT up in Austin, afterwards my dad picked me up and we saw Texas State. There's nothing I don't like about that school. The coaching that's there and that's another thing I like about Texas State, I really like the coaches," said Vatterott.

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