2015 Signees On Campus
Earlier Thursday, Bobcatillustrated confirmed that L.G. Williams (QB), Blake Peterson (QB), Landon Beck (DE), and Steven Eddings (DT), have all arrived to San Marcos for the first summer session and are already enrolled in classes. Other than the mid year signees who enrolled in January, the rest of the 2015 class is expected to arrive for the second summer session. With Williams and Peterson, the full expectation is for both to red shirt this season, barring catastrophic misfortune to those in front of them. Heading into the fall, Texas State only has 2 scholarshiped QB's in Tyler Jones (Jr.) and Connor White (RS Fr.). Senior walk-on transfer Blaire Sullivan can take snaps if need be, and Fred Nixon has been moved to play wide receiver, but in a pinch can still take the reins. Heading into summer and eventually fall, the QB order is solidified, Jones is the starter with White as the #2. If all goes according to plan, which it never does, Williams and Peterson get a year to watch, learn and adapt, the Bobcats will have QB depth that has yet to be seen in Dennis Franchione's second go around with the program. The other two signees, Beck and Eddings are expected to have much more prominent roles in seeing the field this fall. Beck is built like an ox. He has a D1 frame on him already, standing in at 6'4" 280lbs. He hardly has any body fat and has a motor that always runs hot. In our talks with the staff, Beck will figure in the plans at defensive end this year and is being counted on to be a part of the rotation. His size as a true freshman is impressive. If he continues to pack on good weight, he could very well see playing time on the inside as well down the road. As BI broke the news, Steven Eddings is finally on campus, enrolled and a Bobcat. After failing to qualify for the '14 class, Eddings showed persistence, and the TXST staff did not give up on him. As a result, he's now good in the classroom, and ready to bring his 6'4" 285lb body to the trenches and wreak havoc on Texas State opponents. His size immediately bolsters a d-tackle position that can use it. He's not a traditional run stuffing DT, but can get up the field and cause havoc in the backfield. On paper, he's the perfect fit for DC John Thompson's attacking scheme. The rest of the 2015 signees are all expected to be ready to go and on campus for the start of Summer 2 in a few weeks.
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