2016 Texas State Recruiting Class

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Texas State signed 19 high school players on National Signing Day, giving them 23 total for 2016, with the four midyear signees. Here’s the full list of the 2016 class, with the players that also de-committed at the bottom.

* Braeden Kent is on this list but he technically is class of ’17 since he will be grey shirted.

2016 Commits

  1. Kumonde Hines, Bird safety – 2 stars, 6’3”, 208-lbs.
  2. Thurman Morbley, Liberty-Eylau slot receiver – 2 stars, 5’11, 166-lbs.
    3. *Braeden Kent, Hays quarterback – 2 stars, 6’3”, 195-lbs.
    4. Devin Williams, Timberview quarterback – 3 stars, 5’11”, 180-lbs.
    5. Robert Brown, Eiesenhower runningback – 2 stars, 5’9”, 175-lbs.
    6. John Lilly, Strake Jesuit nose tackle – 2 stars, 6’0”, 278-lbs.
    7. JaShon Waddy, Angleton corner – 2 stars, 5’11”, 166-lbs.
    8. Anthony Taylor, Allen corner – 2 stars, 5’8”, 177-lbs.
    9. Brendon Rushing, De Soto tight end – 2 stars, 6’4”, 200-lbs.
    10. Charlie Vatterott, St. Thomas offensive tackle – 2 stars, 6’4”, 265-lbs.
    11. Josiah Washington, De Soto offensive tackle – 2 stars, 6’6”, 290-lbs.
    12. Ramon Readus, McKinney Boyd defensive tackle – 3 stars, 6’2″, 270-lbs.
    13. Jaquel Pierce, Duncanville OT – unrated, 6’2″, 255-lbs.
    14.Dean Taylor, Pearland defensive end – unrated, 6’5″, 230-lbs.
    15. Jordan Eastling, Dekalb corner – 2 stars, 5’9″, 180-lbs.
    16. Hal Vinson, Oak Cliff OLB – 3 stars, 6’1″, 217-lbs.
    17. Nikolas Daniels, Clear Creek MLB – 2 stars, 5’11”, 235-lbs.
    18. Markeveon Coleman, Dallas Skyline safety – 2 stars, 6’1″, 180-lbs.
    19. Aaron Brewer, Dallas Skyline OL – unrated, 6’3″, 280-lbs.
  3. 20. Tyler Tutt, Keller runningback – 3 stars, 5’10”, 205-lbs

Midyear Junior College Signees

1.Elijah King, wide receiver – 2 stars, 6’2”, 180-lbs.
2.Quinn Tiggs, corner – 2 stars, 6’0”, 190-lbs.
3.Levi Boyd, tight end – unrated, 6’5”, 230-lbs.
4.Gabe Loyd, inside linebacker – 2 stars, 6’2”, 240-lbs.

 

 

De-Committed

La’Darius Hamilton, inside linebacker – 2 stars, 6’1”, 220-lbs. Signed with UNT.

Alontae Harris, El Campo runningback – 2 stars, 5’8”, 165-lbs. De-committed earlier today on Twitter and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Terrell Aldridge, Arizona Western runningback – 2 stars, 6’0”, 193-lbs. De-committed sometime last fall and couldn’t be reached for comment.

Des Smtih, Permian corner – 3 stars, 6’2”, 191-lbs. De-committed last fall and is committed to Texas Tech.

Kyle White, Orange Coast running back – 3 stars, 6’1″, 210-lbs. De-committed in November and committed to Oregon State.

Jakob Yandell, Allen linebacker – 2 stars, 6’2″, 185-lbs. De-committed in December and committed to Abilene Christian.

Chase Napoleon, Grand Prairie safety – 2 stars, 5’9″, 203-lbs. De-committed five days before NSD and committed to Tulane.

CJ Pickrom, Reagan safety – 2 stars, 6’1″, 183-lbs. De-committed a week before NSD and committed to Bowling Green.

Buddy Tuamasaga, Tyler tight end – 2 stars, 6’5″, 250-ls. Signed with TXST as a midyear JUCO but was allowed to transfer to Houston Baptist after signing his LOI.

Marquis Bates, Edna wide receiver – 2 stars, 6’5”, 208-lbs. Was the first player to commit to 2016 class but he was told by the new coaching staff that he would be grey shirted. He hasn’t officially de-committed but he said the grey shirt is a deal breaker.

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Keff Ciardello has covered Texas State football, basketball, baseball and recruiting since 2008. He has written for many publications, covering high school football for the San Antonio Express-News, the Austin American-Statesman and the Hays Free Press, while covering Texas State sports for the University Star, Rivals.com, Scout.com and now for BobcatsInsider.com. In addition to covering TXST, he is also an editor and writer for ProjectSpurs.com. He graduated from Texas State with a degree in Mass Communication in 2012.