Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Odds and Ends




Do not forget to check out Don Garrett's LSC Indoor Track & Field Championship Preview with predictions.  He does excellent work, and will be the announcer at the meet this weekend.


Softball 
Unbeaten West Texas A&M received 399 out of a possible 400 points, becoming a near unanimous #1 in the NFCA poll.  Close behind at #5 is Texas Woman's University.  Angelo State checks in at #25.  Another South Central region team in the poll is St. Mary's at #12.  Angelo State and St. Mary's have a doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow afternoon in San Angelo.

Conference play opens this weekend with Texas A&M-Kingsville facing Texas Woman's, Eastern New Mexico against Cameron, Angelo State at Tarleton and West Texas A&M at Midwestern State.  The Lady Buffs and Lady Mustangs will have a single game Friday and a double header on Saturday, while the other series are scheduled for doubleheaders on Friday and single games on Saturday.

Baseball
There are several baseball polls and the rankings are mixed.  The top of the poll is consistent with Tampa #1 in all four polls and Minnesota State #2 in three of the polls and 3rd in the other.  After that, there are few similarities in the polls.
Angelo State is #20 in the NCBWA poll, #26 in the College Baseball Lineup poll, and #27 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll.
Texas A&M-Kingsville is #19 in the College Baseball Lineup poll.
Tarleton State is #30 in the Collegiate Baseball Newspaper poll.

LSC plays opens for baseball this weekend as well.  Angelo State travels to Cameron, Eastern New Mexico to Tarleton and Texas A&M-Kingsville meets West Texas A&M in the top series of the weekend.  All of the series are scheduled for four games, with single games on Friday and Sunday and double headers on Saturday.

Basketball
The Lady Buffs drop three spots to #6 this week after losing just their second game of the season.  No other LSC team is ranked, but Tarleton State is receiving votes.

In the South Central regional rankings, the teams are ranked as follows: Colorado Mesa, WTAM, Tarleton, Colorado State-Pueblo, TAMU-International, TWU, St. Mary's, Midwestern State, Regis and Fort Lewis.

Texas A&M Commerce travels to Texas Woman's tonight.   This weekend wraps up the regular season, with Angelo State at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Midwestern State at Cameron, Tarleton State at Texas A&M-Commerce, and the Lady Buffs at the Zias.

On the men's side, Tarleton returns to the #2 spot, receiving one first place vote.  The #1 team is Metropolitan State, a member of the RMAC, which is in the South Central Region with the LSC and Heartland Conference.  Midwestern State is just outside of the rankings, receiving 10 total votes.

More importantly, Tarleton holds the top spot in the South Central regional rankings.  They are followed by Metropolitan State, Midwestern State, Colorado Mines, Arkansas-Fort Smith, St. Mary's, TAMU-International, Angelo State, Texas A&M-Commerce and Colorado-Colorado Springs.

The regular season concludes this weekend with Angelo State at Texas A&M-Kingsville, Midwestern State at Cameron, Tarleton State at Texas A&M Commerce and West Texas A&M at Eastern New Mexico.

LSC Scoop Exclusive Preview - LSC Indoor Track & Field Championships




The Lone Star Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships will take place March 1 & 2 in Lubbock, Texas at Texas Tech University.

For the top times so far this season, heat sheets and Live Results (once the meet has started) go to the  Official Link

Coming into the meet, LSC teams are ranked:
Women
Angelo State - 12th nationally, 6th SC Region
West Texas A&M - 31st nationally, 4th SC Region
Texas A&M-Kingsville - 50th nationally, 7th SC Region
Eastern New Mexico - 86th nationally, 16th SC Region
Texas A&M-Commerce - 89th nationally, 15th SC Region
Tarleton State - 13th SC Region


Men
Texas A&M-Kingsville - 12th nationally, 7th SC Region
West Texas A&M - 33rd nationally, 5th SC Region
Eastern New Mexico - 53rd nationally, 12th SC Region
Texas A&M-Commerce - 57th nationally, 6th SC Region
Tarleton State - 60th nationally, 8th SC Region



And now, for an exclusive look into the teams competing, our LSC Track & Field guru, Don Garrett.  Don has been involved in the LSC track scene for a long time, and he will be the announcer at this weekend's meet.  If you get a chance, tell him Hello and thank him for his excellent work.

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LSC Indoor Track and Field Championships
2014 Predictions

Like last year, Great American Conference member Harding University is an affiliate member of the LSC for track and field, both indoor and outdoor, as the GAC does not field enough track teams to host a championship. This year, Heartland Conference member McMurry will also be an affiliate member, as the HC does not host a track championship meet. This might be the only year for McM to do this, as they drop down to D-III this coming season. The McMurry team of 2-3 years ago might have contended for the title, but they are still a good enough team to make an impact in this meet.

Even more important, the LSC was able to convince both TAMU-Commerce and Tarleton to field indoor teams this year. Both teams are “on the rise” and this championship should be highly competitive. With 7 men’s teams – for some reason, Angelo does not run their men indoors and Midwestern does not have a men’s team at all – and 9 women’s teams, the meet will be scored for 8 places (only 6 places were scored in 2013). The teams with the most depth will be rewarded as never before.

I will look at the teams in their predicted order, looking at their approximate point range and some of their key performers, starting as any gentleman should, with the women.

WOMEN
1.  West Texas A&M – a very deep team that could potentially score in every single event of the meet. Excellent sprinters and hurdlers, solid distance runners, strong jumpers, and one of the best throwers in the conference. Their only weak event may well be the pole vault. I see them scoring in the 155-165 point range, which should be plenty enough to win it all. Key performers include:
·         Sprinters Bri Leeper (60, 200); Jasmine Pitts (60, 200), and Biance Farrington
·         Middle distance runners Rhemecka Graham (400, 800) and Mireia Guarner (800-1500)
·         Distance runners Haley Sparks (mile, 3K) and Emma Love (3K, 5K)
·         An outstanding group of hurdlers in Sharon Kwarula, Rachel King and Trianna McAllister (who is also a terrific jumper, both LJ and TJ)
·         Pentathletes Libby Strickland (also a strong contender to win both the HJ and the LJ) and Sarah Climer (also a solid high jumper)
·         One of the best throwers in the LSC in Casey Nelson (SP, WT)
·         Malika Ouedrago will be part of one the premier events of the meet – when she competes with Angelo’s Kearah Danville in the triple jump. They are the 2 highest ranked D-II triple jumpers in the nation. And, last year, the only person to beat Kearah at indoor nationals was Amanda Ouedrago, ACU’s former national champion in the event and the older sister of Malika


2. TAMU-Kingsville – a solid team in 2013 became a good team in 2014 with 1 excellent transfer. The Achilles heel of the Lady Javs still remains their less-than-stellar distance running corps – there is a good chance they will not score a point in the 800, mile, 3K, 5K or the distance medley relay (a race only run indoors at conference and one that favors teams with strong distance runners). Based on a slew of sprint points, I still think Kingsville can break 100 points.
·         Shykilia Sheppard – an outstanding transfer from Wayland Baptist who will be a major contender in the 60, 200 and long jump
·         Amber Perry – the reigning LSC champ in the 400, should also point in the 200
·         Kathy Trevino – able sidekick to Perry in the 200 and 400
·         Britny Biles – excellent hurdler
·         Valerie Vrana – top-3 shot putter
·         Alexis Williams – an excellent freshman pole vaulter who will contend for the crown

3. Angelo State – not quite as deep as in recent years, but a team that is always in the hunt. I think I see them scoring 90-100 points, but they may stack up enough 6th, 7th and 8th places to move up well over the 100 point mark
·         Jaylen Rodgers – one of the top half milers in the country in D-II, she also is the anchor of their 4x400 and ASU is never out of a race when Jaylen gets the baton
·         Jordan Gray – one of the top multi-athletes in the LSC, who will also contend for big points in the high jump and long jump
·         Kearah Danville – a great triple jumper who is also a solid long jumper and high jumper – Kearah will be part of a potentially great duel in the triple jump with Malika Ouedraogo

4. Tarleton State – the next 6 teams may be separated by no more than 25 points, with TSU heading that next tier of teams. I see the Lady Texans scoring 60-65, but that could climb to a much higher total if their distance runners come through.
·         Excellent distance runners in senior Lindsey Hinton (mile, 3K) and Northwestern State transfer Aly Coughlin (mile, 3K). One or both of them may well try to add the 5K to their plate – a very busy weekend indeed
·         Shelby Terry – one of the best high jumpers in the LSC
·         Freshman Danyelle Dillard could well be the top of the class among shot putters this year

5. Midwestern – always a hard team to predict, except to say I am certain their points will come in the distance events (they only recruit distance runners). They could score as many as 55-60 points, all in the 800, mile, 3K, 5K and the distance medley relay.
·         Big addition this year of JC transfer Gabriela Ruiz (3K, 5K)
·         Returnees Ashley Flores (mile), Janel Campbell (3K, 5K) and the Krezonoski twins – Kim and Michelle (3K, 5k) should all figure in MSU’s scoring

6. Eastern New Mexico – a team that is steadily improving, but still has several events where they will not score a point. I see them scoring 50-55 points.
·         Strong distance runners in Alesha Jones (800, mile), Sabrina Huelga (800, mile), Brittany Buchanan (3K, 5K) and Beth Blind (3K, 5K). This nucleus also builds one of the top distance medley relays in the LSC
·         Kris Ann Walters – a solid jumper who could help this team terrifically if she moves into the top-3 of the TJ, LJ, and/or HJ
·         A good, young group of weight throwers – Breanna Pendleton, Laura Grube, and Jenae Wolfram

7. McMurry – they appear to be down a bit from recent years, but they have one of the top athletes in the meet and a good group of pole vaulters
·         Tiana Alexander is a top-3 contender in the 60 hurdles, long jump, AND triple jump – could well be one of the top scorers in the meet
·         Good pole vaulting corps – Mariah Steinbock, Brittney Burgess, and Sophie Southwell

8. TAMU-Commerce – the Lady Lions have shown steady improvement over the past few years, but are still a few years away from being conference contenders. I see them scoring 40-45 points.
·         Brikel Bailey – a good halfmiler
·         Terra Truitt – a leader among a young and improving group of distance runners (5K)
·         A solid distance medley relay
·         Ashley Ross – a good shot putter

9. Harding – they come in as close as a team can be to a “one-woman team”. Harding has the best distance runner in the LSC and not much else, this year. They should score 35-40 points and as many as 30 points may come from one woman!
·         Ewa Zaborowska – the best distance runner in the LSC, she just blew away the field last year in the 3K and 5K. She could run the mile, 3K and 5K and has a chance to win all three.
·         Bailey Pearson – a good high jumper who may score most of the rest of the Harding points this year

It appears that WT is too deep for either TAMU-Kingsville or perennial contender Angelo to overcome this year. The next 6 teams are not separated by many points – a surprise winner from Tarleton, Midwestern, ENMU, McMurry, Commerce or Harding could move their team up 1-2 spots. A corresponding poor performance from a key athlete could move that team down 2-3 spots in a hurry.


MEN
West Texas looks very strong this year. The biggest news in my opinion is the rapid improvement of the TAMU-Commerce team. Lots of good young tracksters seem to be matriculating to Commerce. The odd situation where Angelo fields a women’s indoor team, but not a men’s indoor team, will make this meet look very different than the outdoor version in the spring. McMurry will probably have a one-year stint as an affiliate LSC member in track, but this one year LSC track fans will get to see arguably the most dominant D-II athlete in any sport (Paul Davis – more about him later).

Here are the predicted finishes for the men, with a predicted range of points they could score and some key athletes to watch:

1. West Texas A&M – just like the WT women, the men’s team is very balanced, with the very strong potential to score points in every single event in the meet – excellent sprinters/hurdlers (even with the academic loss of Cameron Lacour and the transfer of Courtney Macon), strong distance runners (even with the LSC cross-country champ Dylan Doss –arguably the best distance runner in the LSC - redshirting indoors), good jumpers and the best throwing corps in the LSC. Coach Flowers at WT has done a superb job of recruiting west Texas and supplementing those kids with key international athletes. I see the Buffs scoring 150-160 points, with only a surprising TAMU-Commerce and perennial contender TAMU-Kingsville within shouting distance of them.
·         Excellent sprinters and hurdlers – Jerell Banks (60, 200), freshman Tadarius Ridge (60,200), freshman Kennedy Prescott (400), Spanish newcomer Arnau Erta (60H).
·         A strong contingent of distance runners led by Baptiste Moreu (800, mile), Martin Puga (800), and Steve Lagat (3K, 5K).
·         Excellent jumpers in Micah Washington (HJ, TJ), Paul Alongo (LJ), Benoit Nadin (TJ)
·         Some of the best throwers in the LSC, including Zach Weatherly (SP, WT) and Casey Lantelme (WT)

2. Texas A&M – Commerce – this squad has been building steadily in the last 2-3 years and this year, it appears they become a legit conference contender. They are doing a good job of developing some of their young (freshman, sophomore) talent and picking up some key transfers in a few areas. Look for them to score 130-140 points, an unheard-of total for them just a few short years ago.
·         Dexter Lee – a very impressive freshman in the 400
·         Luis Romero – only a sophomore and a top contender in the 800 and mile
·         Dorian McCradic – again, just a soph and a top contender in the mile and 3K
·         A strong group of multi-athletes, who do what a coach wants to see from your multi-athletes, score in the heptathlon AND score in 1-2 other individual events as well – Matt Rich (also a good pole vaulter); Hendrik Nungess (also a good high jumper) and James Lundy (also could also score in the HJ and the hurdlers)
·         K’Don Samuels – one of the most interesting stories in the LSC – a Jamaican kid who went to HS in Connecticut and then somehow, ended up at South Plains. There, he vaulted 17-5 – a new Jamaican record and was JC national indoor and outdoor champ as a freshman in 2012. Then, for some inexplicable reason, he transfers to Monroe College in NYC – a business school that does not even have an on-campus track. Last year, he vaults 15-7 to finish 2nd at JC indoor nationals and does not vault over 15 feet all outdoor season and no-heights at JC outdoor nationals. Then, he transfers to Commerce and has not gone over 14-11 this year. If the Commerce coaches can get through to him, he could push Jordan Yamoah, the national PV champ from Kingsville. Intriguing story to watch this weekend.

3. Texas A&M – Kingsville – before Ryan Dall arrived in Kingsville, the track situation was dire – Javelina track and field was on life-support. In a few short years, the program is thriving and in the past few years the program has boasted multiple national champions. Were is not for their Achilles heel (distance running), this team would have a good chance of winning the LSC. I see the Hoggies scoring 100-110 points.
·         Excellent sprinters/hurdlers, including Tim Price and Corbin Whalum (both 60, 200) and UT-Pan Am transfer hurdler Mac Zarate
·         One of the top halfmilers in D-II in Michal Idziak – a Polish kid who went to HS in Virginia at that well-known football “factory”, Fork Union Military Academy
·         National champions in the HJ (Jeron Robinson), PV (Jordan Yamoah) and LJ (C.J. Griggs) – all very entertaining kids to watch in their events
·         The only group of throwers in the LSC that can rival WT’s – a group that includes Javan Gray (SP, WT); Geronimo Lopez (SP) and Christian Garcia (SP, WT)

4. Tarleton – comes in with a very competitive team. The Texans have always recruited very heavily in small Texas towns and they have some very talented young kids to show for their efforts. They are on the verge of moving up into that top-2/top-3 level in the LSC – all they need is some more depth. I see them scoring 80-90 points and if the chips fell just right, they could press the 100 mark.
·         Excellent distance corps in Chase Rathke (800, mile); Dylan Willett (mile), Tye Doty (3K) and James Polasek (5K)
·         One of the better quartermilers in the LSC in Cameron Krc and a 4x400 relay that will be a serious contender
·         A top young hurdler in Randall Kadlacek
·         Good young jumpers in Travis Allison (HJ) and William Webb (PV)
·         Solid thrower in Kenny Odunaiya

5. McMurry – the Warhawks will bring the best small college shot putter in the nation to the meet, along with some other solid field event people, particularly jumpers. McM does not have the depth they had a few years ago, but they will make their presence known at this meet and score somewhere in the 70-80 point range
·         Paul Davis is a monster in the shot put – last year, he was the 2nd best collegiate shot putter in America, regardless of level, throwing over 68 feet. He is small for a shot putter – around 215 pounds and gets by on terrific technique and great strength. He seeks to be the first American shot putter weighing under 225 pounds to break the 70 foot mark. One caveat for this week: Davis apparently injured a finger on his throwing hand last week at the U.S. Indoor National Championship in ABQ – that could seriously hamper his efforts this week as well.
·         Victor Cruz is an good sprinter (60, 200)
·         Good hurdlers in Jacob Norris and Willie Poindexter
·         Always strong in the PV, this year with Sonny Morrow and Chris Veail
·         Excellent jumpers – Chris Ogle (LJ, TJ); Derrick Randle (TJ) and Desmond Williams (LJ)

6. Eastern New Mexico – the ‘Hounds are all about distance runners, they probably will not score in any sprint race or in almost any field event (they could score in the HJ). Look for them to score almost all of their 55-65 points in the mile, 3K, 5K and the distance medley relay.
·         With Dylan Doss redshirting indoors for WT, ENMU quite possibly has the 2 best distance runners in the LSC in Isaiah Samoei and Kaspars Briska, ably supported by Jacob Lozano and Zerrick Vriseno, among others

7. Harding – the Bison are not very strong this year and will probably only score 30-40 points. They had more impact on the standings last year, but appear to have had a dry recruiting year.
·         A realistic contender to win the 60 in Cory Bennett
·         A good distance runner in Andrew Evans (3K, 5K)


Looks like the top 4 teams in the LSC indoor championship on the men’s side will all be A&M affiliates – WTAM, TAMU-C, TAMU-K and Tarleton (ironically, one of the first A&M affiliates, but the letters “A&M” has never been in their name.)

I hope that some of the LSC sports fans will be able to attend the LSC Indoor Championship meet this coming weekend in Lubbock. On Saturday, March 1, the men’s heptathlon events commence at 10:30, with the first of their 7 events – the 55 meter dash. The women’s pentathlon kicks off at 11 a.m. with the 55H. Those events run throughout the day. The field events begin at 3 and the running prelims at 4:30 (although there will be finals in both the distance medley relay and the 5K that evening.) Hope to see you there! 


Friday, February 21, 2014

Polls and stuff

We will start taking a closer look at each teams football recruiting classes in the near future.  We are waiting on some coaches to get back with us and share some of their thoughts on their future student-athletes.


Dustin Vaughan story on ESPN.com



Basketball Regional Polls
Men
1. Tarleton State
2. Metro State
3. Midwestern State
4. Colorado Mines
5. Angelo State
6. Arkansas-Fort Smith
7. St. Mary's
8. Texas A&M-International
9. Texas A&M-Commerce
10. Colorado Springs

Women
1. West Texas A&M
2. Colorado Mesa
3. Colorado State - Pueblo
4. Tarleton State
5. Texas A&M-International
6. Texas Woman's
7. Midwestern State
8. Fort Lewis
9. St. Mary's
10. Angelo State

NABC Poll 
1. Metro State
3. Tarleton State
11. Colorado School of Mines
RV - Midwestern State

WBCA-USA Today Poll
2. Colorado Mesa
3. West Texas A&M
RV - Tarleton State, St. Edwards, Texas A&M-International


Indoor Track Rankings - USTFCCCA
Men
12. Texas A&M-Kingsville
31. West Texas A&M
50. Eastern New Mexico
54. Texas A&M-Commerce
58. Tarleton State

Women
8. Angelo State
31. West Texas A&M
39. Texas A&M-Kingsville
81. Eastern New Mexico
89. Texas A&M-Commerce

South Central Regional Rankings
Men
3. West Texas A&M
6. Texas A&M-Commerce
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville
8. Tarleton State
12. Eastern New Mexico

Women
4. West Texas A&M
6. Angelo State
7. Texas A&M-Kingsville
12. Tarleton State
13. Eastern New Mexico
14. Texas A&M-Commerce

Softball Poll - NFCA
2. West Texas A&M
6. Texas Woman's
14. St. Mary's
RV - Angelo State, St. Edward's, Metro State

Baseball Polls
Collegiate Baseball Newspaper
10. St. Edward's
13. Colorado Mesa
19. St. Mary's
26. Tarleton State

NCBWA
6. Colorado Mesa
11. St. Mary's
18. Tarleton State
25. Angelo State

College Baseball Lineup
14. St. Mary's
15. St. Edward's
17. Colorado Mesa
21. Texas A&M-Kingsville
26. Angelo State

D2Baseball News
7. St. Mary's
12. St. Edward's
13. Colorado-Mesa

While there is a wide disparity in the polls, all four have Tampa at #1.


Saturday, February 1, 2014

LSC Recruiting News

Updates
Commit - WTAM - WR- Hayward Clay -  Killeen Ellison HS
Commit - WTAM - QB - Luke Dacy - Wall HS
Commit - WTAM - OL - Justin Smith -  Conroe Oak Ridge HS
Commit - WTAM - WR - Joseph Barsalou - Smithson Valley HS
Commit - TAMC - DL/LB - Josh Reynolds - Paris HS
Commit - MSU - RB - Orlando Haymon - Vernon
Commit - MSU - LB - Dakota Schweiger - Iowa Park HS
Commit -  ENMU - RB - Tayshaun Gary -  El Paso Andress
Commit -  ENMU -RB - Kamal Cass -  Clovis
Commit -  ENMU -OL - Isaiah Talbert -  Grandview
Commit - TSU - QB - Seun Aboderin -  Fort Bend Austin
Commit - TSU - OL - Felix Chavez - El Paso Franklin
Commit - TSU - LB- Malik Clemons -  Killeen Ellison HS
Commit - ASU - TE - Markus Hardy - Carrollton Creekview HS



Commit - TAMK - RB - Denzell Bates -  Katy Cinco Ranch HS
Commit - ASU - QB - Grant Aschenbeck - East Bernard HS
Commit - TSU - QB - Rashaan Donelson -  Liberty-Eylau HS
Commit - TSU - LB - Dominick Thompson -  Temple HS
Commit - TSU - WR - Leonard Mitchell -  Marshall HS
Commit - TAMC - Ath - Jauque Kuykendall -  Marshall HS
Commit - TAMC - WR - Michael Wallace -  Hebron HS
Commit - TAMC - WR - Justice Luce -  Lucas-Lovejoy HS
Commit - MSU - RB - Nicholas Gabriel - Ennis HS
Commit -  ENMU - OL - Javier Villela -  El Paso Canutillo


Commit - TSU - RB/DB - Collins Kwabena - Katy Cinco Ranch - TAMC De-commit
Commit - TAMC - QB/TE - Jacob Norton -  Oak Ridge HS
Commit - TAMC - DE/LB  - Tre'Von Taylor - Cypress Woods
Commit - TAMC  - DB  - Deja Morrow - San Antonio Churchill
Commit - TAMC - WR  - Lucas Saenz - San Antonio Churchill
Commit - TAMC - OL  - Sam McCormick - Denton 
Commit - TAMC - QB - Erik Richards -  Caddo Mills
Commit - TAMC - DB - Kamron Williams - Clear Springs HS
Commit - TAMC  - RB - Gary Spencer -  Lampasas HS
Commit - WTAM - OL - Carlos Garcia -  San Antonio Warren
Commit - WTAM - WR- Chase Morrison -  Justin Northwest
Commit - WTAM - WR/DB - Jalen Blanton -  Scurry Rosser HS
Commit - MSU - OL - Tristen Reno - El Dorado
Visit - TSU - RB - Kenton Mayberry - Mansfield Legacy


Commit - TAMK - DB - DeAnthoy Lee - San Antonio Wagner 
Commit - TSU - OL/DL - Jason Heim - White Oak HS
Commit - TAMC - QB - Zach Cripps - Clear Springs HS
Commit -  ENMU - DL - Julian Pena -  Albuquerque
Commit -  ENMU - DB - Roderick Hall -  Lubbock Estacado
Commit -  ENMU - DB - Dalexae Johnson -  Lubbock Coronado
Commit -  ENMU - DL - Jeremiah Thompson -  Albuquerque
Commit - ENMU - RB - Ish Garrett -  Deming 
Commit - ENMU - DB - Todd Countee -  Albuquerque
Commit - ENMU - LB - McKay Dunlap -  Rio Rancho 
Commit - TAMC - DB - Benny Colbert - Kilgore HS
Commit - WTAM - OL - Landre Estes - Byron Nelson HS
Commit - WTAM - DL - Drew McBeth - Midlothian
Commit - TSU - Ath - Malik Brown -  Huntsville HS
Commit - ENMU - RB - Cory Williams - Port Lavaca HS
Expected Commit -  ENMU - DL - Dakota Montoya -  Clayton
Expected Commit -  ENMU - DL - Matthew Carr -  Ruidoso
Offer - MSU, ENMU - RB - J. J. Granados - Las Cruces
Visit - TAMC - Tim Johnson - San Antonio Roosevelt
Visit - TSU - Fernando Rodriguez -  Birdville HS

Rumored transfers to Midwestern State - Not confirmed
Will Fukofuka -OL/DL - Chabot College
 Ryan Hyman - WR - LA Harbor College
 Levy Wilson - WR - College of San Mateo
 Herbert Whitehurst - DB - Modesto JC
 Corey Richardson - DL - LA Pierce
 Dominique Rouse - Eastern Michigan

Commitments

Commit - ASU - DB - Cameron Adkins - Carrollton Creekview
Commit - ASU - QB - Devlin Isadore - Houston Eisenhower
Commit - ASU - DE - Jordan Molden - Cypress Ridge 
Commit - ASU - DB - Jacoby Gaylor - Cypress Ranch
Commit - ASU - TE - Markus Hardy - Carrollton Creekview HS
Commit - ASU - QB - Grant Aschenbeck - East Bernard HS



Transfer - ENMU - DB - Tim Foley - New Mexico - Started 15 games for the Lobos at cornerback and returned punts
Signed - ENMU - OL - Cordero Gonzales - Foothill College
Commit -  ENMU - LB - Jayson Dixon - Mt. San Jacinto College - (story) - 86 tackles, 9.5 for loss in two seasons
Commit -  ENMU - DL - Julian Pena -  Albuquerque
Commit -  ENMU - DB - Roderick Hall -  Lubbock Estacado
Commit -  ENMU - DB - Dalexae Johnson -  Lubbock Coronado
Commit -  ENMU - DL - Jeremiah Thompson -  Albuquerque
Commit - ENMU - RB - Ish Garrett -  Deming 
Commit - ENMU - DB - Todd Countee -  Albuquerque
Commit - ENMU - LB - McKay Dunlap -  Rio Rancho
Expected Commit -  ENMU - DL - Dakota Montoya -  Clayton
Expected Commit -  ENMU - DL - Matthew Carr -  Ruidoso
Commit - ENMU - Tony Martinez - Odem HS
Commit - ENMU - OL - Tre Barrientos - Canyon HS 
Commit - ENMU - OL - Michael Parker - El Paso Andress HS
Commit - ENMU - RB - Cory Williams - Port Lavaca HS

Commit -  ENMU - RB - Tayshaun Gary -  El Paso Andress
Commit -  ENMU -RB - Kamal Cass -  Clovis
Commit -  ENMU -OL - Isaiah Talbert -  Grandview

Commit -  ENMU - OL - Javier Villela -  El Paso Canutillo



Signed - TAMK - DT - Augafa Vaaulu - Long Beach CC (Scout 2 Star, Rivals 2 Star out of HS, originally signed to New Mexico State out of HS) -  Started 7 games at NMSU as a freshman, with 24 tackles.  Had 47 tackles last year at LBCC, with 3 sacks and 12 TFL and was named 2nd team all-conference.
Signed - TAMK - QB - Trey Mitchell - Reedley College - threw for 181 yards per game
Commit - TAMK - DB - Blake Wesley - Ridge Point
Commit - TAMK - DT - Josh Cavazos - Cibolo Steele
Commit - TAMK - LB - Kyle Williams - Houston Crosby
Commit - TAMK - WR/DB - Jaylen Hunter - Katy Cinco Ranch
Commit - TAMK - DB - DeAnthoy Lee - San Antonio Wagner
Commit - TAMK - RB - Denzell Bates -  Katy Cinco Ranch HS



Signed - MSU - OC - Akoakoa Paleka-Kennedy - Arizona Western JC - story
Commit - MSU -OL - Dylan Watts - Colorado Springs Liberty HS
Commit - MSU - DB - Hunter Treadwell - Argyle HS
Commit - MSU - DT - Kendall Caro - Austin LBJ
Commit - MSU - WR - Davon Allison Wichita Falls Rider
Commit - MSU - OL - Tristen Reno - El Dorado

Commit - MSU - RB - Orlando Haymon - Vernon
Commit - MSU - LB - Dakota Schweiger - Iowa Park HS
Commit - MSU - RB - Nicholas Gabriel - Ennis HS



Commit - TSU - LB - Tavaris Owens - Whitney HS
Commit - TSU - LB - Dominick Thompsen - Temple HS (per Smoaky.com)
Commit - TSU - WR - Jarmarqus Durst - Oak Ridge HS
Commit - TSU - LB - Clayton Grett - Oak Ridge HS
Commit - TSU - Ath - Malik Brown -  Huntsville HS
Commit - TSU - RB/DB - Collins Kwabena - Katy Cinco Ranch - TAMC De-commit

Commit - TSU - QB - Seun Aboderin -  Fort Bend Austin
Commit - TSU - OL - Felix Chavez - El Paso Franklin
Commit - TSU - LB- Malik Clemons -  Killeen Ellison HS
Commit - TSU - QB - Rashaan Donelson -  Liberty-Eylau HS
Commit - TSU - LB - Dominick Thompson -  Temple HS
Commit - TSU - WR - Leonard Mitchell -  Marshall HS





Commit - TAMC - DB - Ladarius Craddock - Mount Pleasant (per Smoaky.com)
Commit - TAMC - WR - Claude Franklin - Jacksonville
Commit - TAMC - RB/LB - Jacob Brown - Hondo
Commit - TAMC - OL - Jason Foley Lewisville
Commit - TAMC - DB - Benny Colbert - Kilgore HS
Commit - TAMC - DL/LB - Josh Reynolds - Paris HS
Commit - TAMC - QB/TE - Jacob Norton -  Oak Ridge HS
Commit - TAMC - DE/LB  - Tre'Von Taylor - Cypress Woods
Commit - TAMC  - DB  - Deja Morrow - San Antonio Churchill
Commit - TAMC - WR  - Lucas Saenz - San Antonio Churchill
Commit - TAMC - OL  - Sam McCormick - Denton 
Commit - TAMC - QB - Erik Richards -  Caddo Mills
Commit - TAMC - DB - Kamron Williams - Clear Springs HS
Commit - TAMC  - RB - Gary Spencer -  Lampasas HS
Commit - TAMC - Ath - Jauque Kuykendall -  Marshall HS
Commit - TAMC - WR - Michael Wallace -  Hebron HS
Commit - TAMC - WR - Justice Luce -  Lucas-Lovejoy HS



Signed - WTAM - DE - Patrick Ropati - Long Beach CC - Had 20 tackles, 4 TFL last season
Commit - WTAM - WR - Joseph Barsalou - Smithson Valley HS
Commit - WTAM - DB - Connor Gawryszewski - Kerrville Tivy HS
Commit - WTAM - DE - Hunter McGahan - Kennedale HS
Commit - WTAM - DL - Zach Adams - Flower Mound HS
Commit - WTAM - LB - Chase Nix - Houston Crosby HS (story)
Commit - WTAM - DB - Tyler Walker - Austin Bowie HS
Commit - WTAM - DB - Andrew Mathis - Duncanville HS
Commit - WTAM - LB - Jordon Harold - Mesquite Horn (per Smoaky.com) - Switch to Ouachita Baptist
Commit - WTAM - LB - Christ Hinckley - Rockwall HS
Commit - WTAM - LB - Cannon Martyniuk - Cleburne
Commit - WTAM - OL/DL - Elio Garfias Elgin HS
Commit - WTAM - WR - Jaries King Arlington Lamar
Commit - WTAM - DB - J. T. Matthews - Galena Park North Shore
Commit - WTAM - OL - Landre Estes - Byron Nelson HS
Commit - WTAM - DL - Drew McBeth - Midlothian
Commit - WTAM - OL - Carlos Garcia -  San Antonio Warren
Commit - WTAM - WR- Chase Morrison -  Justin Northwest
Commit - WTAM - WR/DB - Jalen Blanton -  Scurry Rosser HS
Commit - WTAM - WR- Hayward Clay -  Killeen Ellison HS
Commit - WTAM - QB - Luke Dacy - Wall HS
Commit - WTAM - OL - Justin Smith -  Conroe Oak Ridge HS
Commit - WTAM - WR - Joseph Barsalou - Smithson Valley HS



Interest
ASU - RB - LeDerrick Wilson - El Dorado HS - Serious Attention
ASU - DB - Kisean Allen - Mesquite Poteet - Offer
ASU - QB - Kelton Versey - Lake Worth - Offer
ASU - LB - Paul Love II - Spring HS - Visit

ASU - TAMC - DL - Peyton Thorne - Fort Bend Dulles - offers

ENMU - DT - Gerardo Figueroa - Pierce College (Scout 2 Star, Rivals 2 Star)  - the Hounds have reportedly offered
TAMC, ENMU - RB/LB - Austin Beaston  - Offer
MSU, ENMU - RB - J. J. Granados - Las Cruces - Offer

MSU - WR - Kendal Clinton - Allen HS - Visit
MSU - LB - Daerek Wilson - San Antonio - Visit
MSU - OL - Eddie Nickles - Fort Bend Hightower - Visit
MSU - LB - Andrew Clark - Tyler - chose Henderson State over MSU (story)
MSU - RB - Reggie Gipson - Tyler John Tyler - Offer
MSU, ENMU - RB - J. J. Granados - Las Cruces - Offer

TSU/TAMC - Brandon Lee Niccum - Justin Northwest HS - Visits to both schools - Chose Navarro

TSU - DT - Kostin Wallace - Whitehouse - Offer
TSU - LB - Reggie Long - Whitehouse - Offer
TSU - DE - Jonah Noah - Stephenville HS - Leaning
TSU - Fernando Rodriguez -  Birdville HS - Visit
TSU - RB - Kenton Mayberry - Mansfield Legacy - Visit


TAMC - RB - Tre Walker - Texarkana HS - Offer (also Navy) per Gabe Brooks
TAMC - LB - Regggie Long - Whitehouse - Visit (per Gabe Brooks)
ASU - TAMC - DL - Peyton Thorne - Fort Bend Dulles - offers
TAMC - TE - Jordan Whitaker - Longview - Offer
TAMC - DE - Caleb Bowers - Rowlett HS - Offer
TAMC - TE - Jared Machorro - Coldspring - Visit
TAMC, ENMU - RB/LB - Austin Beaston  - Offer
TAMC - Tim Johnson - San Antonio Roosevelt - Visit


TAMK - WR - Sean Eddington - San Antonio Warren - Offer, but leaning to Navarro
TAMK - QB - Travis Quintinalla - Refugio - Visit
TAMK - TE/WR - Brandon LaFrance - Refugio - Visit
TAMK - RB - J. B. Brown - Refugio - Visit
TAMK - DB/WR - Terrance Gross - Ingleside
TAMK - WR - Dennis Johnson - San Antonio Warren
TAMK - DB - DeAnthoy Lee - San Antonio Wagner - Visit
TAMK - DE - Kevin Adeboyejo - Katy Cinco Morton Ranch - Visit
TAMK - TE - Triston Crossland - Corpus Christi Calallen - Offer - UTSA
TAMK - TE - Andrew Leal - McAllen Memorial - Offer
TAMK - DL - Stanley Kanu - Katy Seven Lakes
TAMK - WR - Xavier LaGrant - San Antonio Wagner - Visit
TAMK - Jeremy Collins - Schertz Clemens - Visit
TAMK - DE - Jacques Guillot - Port Isabel - Visit
TAMK - DE/TE - Miguel Ramirez - Port Isabel - Visit


WTAM - DL - Taylon Shepard - Brenham HS
WTAM - DL - Tajawin Smith - Pittsburg (TX) HS - offer, also one from Southeastern OK
WTAM - QB - Michael Adens - Pierce College (Scout 2 Star) - the Buffs have reportedly offered
WTAM - DE - Kapil Fletcher - Hartnell College (Rivals 2 Star) - the Buffs have reportedly offered


Josh Morris from Fort Bend Bush (highlights)  - fast DB looking for a visit to an LSC School

Lone Star Conference

Angelo State News

Cameron University

Eastern New Mexico University

MSUMustangs.com

Oklahoma Panhandle State University

Texas A&M-Commerce

Tarleton State University

Texas A&M-Kingsville

Texas Woman's College

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

West Texas A&M University

Western New Mexico

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