Slowly, but surely, verbal commitments for the upcoming signing class have rolled in for Texas State.
With the latest addition of DeSoto wide receiver Brandon McDowell, seven soon-to-be seniors said they will sign with the Bobcats come Feb. 6, 2013. McDowell, who is coached by Texas State’s all-time leading rusher Claude Mathis, is the second wide receiver to commit. Stephenville’s Brice Gunter was the first.
Along with Gunter and McDowell, the Bobcats have landed two offensive linemen (Jackson Hoskins and Wylie Reinhardt), a tight end (Lucas Askew), an athlete (Easy Anyama) and a quarterback (Tyler Jones, who is Gunter’s teammate).
To wit, out of the seven verbal commits so far, only McDowell comes from a Class 5A program. Three play for Class 3A programs (Anyama, Gunter, Jones), while two are in 4A (Hoskins, Reinhardt) and Askew is the lone 2A player.
Gunter and Jones were both named to Dave Campbell’s Texas Football 2012 Preseason All-State for Class 3A.