Commit #5

More good recruiting news came in for Head Coach Dennis Franchione and his staff on Tuesday night. This Houston area lineman decided to commit, making it five commits for the '16 class.

You get to see and speak to a bunch of kids on the recruiting trail in our line of work, but rarely do you speak to a prospect or a target who just has such a positive vibe and a heartfelt passion when he talks about a specific school. That was the case when we spoke with Charlie Vatterott last week, so when word broke about his commit to Texas State, it made perfect sense.

On Tuesday evening, he weighed it all out, spoke with his family and let the staff know that he wanted to be a Bobcat.

"I made the final decision last night (Tuesday). I sat down and had a talk with my parents. Texas State really is the place for me, I'm a hard commit to Texas State. I'm very excited about seeing the next chapter of my life in San Marcos," said Vatterott.

His decision comes on the heels of an update we had with him not more than 5 days ago. We asked Charlie if there was anything specific that made him feel it was time for a decision.

"The timing was definitely part of it. The coaching staff over at Texas State, just being on the phone with them, I feel like their family to me," said Vatterott. "I've already looked at the school, I've toured it with my dad, we walked it the day after I got my offer. Him and I looked around there, San Marcos is awesome, it's a southern campus, and I feel a really nice vibe from the school. Like I said before, there is nothing that I don't like about it."

Originally, Vatterott informed O-line Coach Brad Bedell about his decision. Wednesday afternoon, the staff messaged him so he could speak with Head Coach Dennis Franchione and finalize his commitment.

"I talked to him for a little bit. He pretty much talked to me on how I got a spot in my class to be a Bobcat. Don't worry about anything, my future is on track, go through this year, finish it out athletically and academically," said Vatterott.

The 6'3.5" 270lb O-lineman projects to play inside at guard for Texas State. Don't be surprised at all to see him put on more weight as he preps for his senior campaign.

For those that don't recognize the last name, Charlie is the son of former Southwest Texas State great and offensive tackle, Charlie Francis Vatterott. He helped anchor the offensive line for legendary coach Jim Wacker as an All-Conference performer and key contributor to both D2 National Championships during the 1981 and 1982 seasons.

Vatterott joins, Braden Kent, Marquis Bates, Devin Williams, and Cederick Pickerom as the five commits for the 2016 class.

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