Texas State looks for strong finish to 2018 recruiting class

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National Signing Day 2018

Texas State looks to close its 2018 recruiting class strongly with National Signing Day on Wednesday. 

The Bobcats signed 18 members to its class during the early signing period in December. Texas State currently has five players committed that could become Bobcats on Wednesday: two-star defensive tackle Nico Ezidore (Garland/Naaman Forest High School), two-star athlete Isaac Pope (Yoakum/Yoakum High School), two-star defensive end Jacourtney Calvin (Lufkin/Lufkin High School), two-star cornerback Taj Bickman (Allen/Allen High School) and two-star kicker Clayton Stewart (Flower Mound/Flower Mound High School). 

Safety Trent Mott (Kerrville/Tivy High School), safety Trejon Hugue (Mansfield/Lake Ridge High School) and defensive end Kade Langston (Lake Travis/Lake Travis High School) have also announced their commitments to Texas State. It is unclear, however, if Mott, Hugue and Langston received scholarship offers or are preferred walk-on players. 

Texas State’s 18 players that signed in December consists of seven three-star signees: Wide receiver Jacoby Hopkins,  quarterback Tyler Vitt (San Antonio/MacArthur High School), outside linebacker Jake Lynch (Richmond/Fort Bend Travis High School), safety Ladarius Anthony (Houston/Cypress Creek), wide receiver TJ Graham (Mansfield/Lake Ridge High School), safety/defensive back Pierce Withers (Austin/Bowie High School) and wide receiver Blake Aragon (Stephenville/Stephenville High School).

The Bobcats had these 11 two-star players sign in December: Defensive back Jarron Morris (Orange/West Orange-Stark), wide receiver Jah’Marae Sheread (Cypress/Cypress Springs High School), offensive lineman Miles Macadory (Sachse/Sachse High School), offensive lineman Jalen Momerelle (Manvel/Manvel High School), offensive lineman Kylar Cooks (Texarkana/Liberty-Eylau High School), safety/defensive back C.J. Johnson (Allen/Allen High School), tight end Jackson Lanam (Corpus Christi/Calallen), defensive end Dotson Schaefer (Fayetteville, Arkansas/Fayetteville High School), tight end Seth Caillouet (Covington, Louisiana/Archbishop Hannan High School), offensive lineman Morgan Moore (Oklahoma City/Midwest City High School) and kicker Chris Kessler (Longview/Longview High School).

Texas State had four players committed in December that didn’t sign and are no longer a part of the 2018 class: Three-star wide receiver August Pitre, two-star safety Brandon Johnson, two-star offensive lineman Peyton Fifield (The Woodlands/The Woodlands High School) and two-star defensive tackle Nathalohn Nanai (Killeen/Shoemaker High School).

Texas State’s 2018 recruiting class has fallen since December. After the early signing period the Bobcat class was ranked No. 3 in the Sun Belt and No. 91 in the country, however, it enters National Signing Day with the No. 6 ranked class in the conference and No. 107 in the nation. 

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