Junior Tyler Jones is back for what will be the better part of three seasons now, leading the Texas State attack. There is no doubt that Jones is what makes the TXST offense go. He finished with a combined 28 touchdowns last season (22 passing & 6 rushing), and threw for just under 2,700 yards. He is a dual threat QB who can do damage with his arm or feet. As last season progressed, Jones did start to build chemistry with WR Brandon Smith (Sr.), as the two were connecting for nice yardage down the field. Jones does not have a cannon for an arm, but has been more accurate in the short to intermediate passing game. Again, Jones is firmly entrenched as QB #1, and Texas State will go as far as he can carry them. Probable Starter Tyler Jones 6'2" 205lbs Jr. 2 Deep and Contributors Connor White 6'5" 200lbs Rs Fr.
Fred Nixon 6'3" 199lbs Rs Jr.
Blake Peterson 6'2" 195lbs Fr.
L.G. Williams 5'10" 193lbs Fr.
Freshman Connor White did get his year of eligibility back, and he has a firm hold on the #2 spot. He isn't quite the scrambler Jones is, but he has the ability to use his legs for yardage if need be. Of the two, he does have a stronger arm, and with his 6'5" 200lb frame, he can let it fly. Only one play away, White goes into fall camp as QB #2.
BobcatNation can only hope that QB #3 is only talked about in this write up, or extreme garbage time. If not, it will be a season that could be on full derailment.
Fred Nixon who has worked out at WR, is still the option at QB #3. He is a better runner than passer, but he has shown in past spring games and practices, his wheels can get him yards. The passing aspect is a whole different story. You could even expect senior walk on transfer Blaire Sullivan to get snaps before pulling off the red shirt from Blake Peterson or L.G. Williams. Both incoming freshman are expected to keep their year of eligibility and help transition to the division one level by watching and learning.
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