Texas State received two more pledges for its 2019 class, with one of them being the highest rated recruit the Bobcats have had in nearly two years.
Cibolo Steele corner Chace Cromartie — a 2-star prospect on 247 Sports — was the first of the two recent commitments.
At 6-0, 170 pounds, Cromartie held offers from Liberty, Incarnate Word, Houston Baptist, Lamar and the University of Central Arkansas.
“I talked to lot of the Texas State coaches and it seems like we’re on the same page,” Cromartie said. “They were showing me a lot of interest and it’s also close to home, which is a big plus for me. They also have a wonderful campus.
“I like (the Texas State coaches) a lot. Most of them have had previous experience coaching already all over the country, even producing some of the best corners in the NFL right now.”
Cromartie is the fifth defensive commitment for the Bobcats along with Cedar Ridge defensive end/outside linebacker Edgerrin Williams, West Rusk defensive tackle Darius Richardson, La Porte defensive tackle Devin Henderson and Paris safety Jaylen Henderson.
Texas State continues to use its pipeline to Allen as 3-star running back Andrew Henry decided to pick the Bobcats. Current Texas State running back Anthony Taylor and safety CJ Johnson also went to Allen.
With offers from UL-Monroe, New Mexico State and UTEP, Henry decided on Texas State after attending the Party in the Park event two weeks ago.
“I wanted to be a Bobcat because of the family environment and new beginnings,” Henry said. “Coming on my visit helped me make my decision being around everybody and everything. I floated the river, tried a few restaurants and hung out with the guys.”
Henry is the and second running back pledge for Texas State along with Sterling 3-star prospect Calvin Hill. The Bobcats have six offensive pledges in total including Summit quarterback Brysen McKinney, Smithson Valley guard Ronald Copney, Hutchinson Community College tight end Leroy Watson and Southwood (LA) tackle Christian Robinson.
Texas State has 11 total pledges after Beaumont United cornerback Jalen Wells withdrew his commitment over the weekend.
Basketball signing: The men’s basketball team added one more player for the upcoming season when they signed Concordia Lutheran guard Nathan McClure Wednesday morning.
At 6-4, 170 pounds, McClure was initially classified for the class of 2019 and planned to attend prep school with an offer to play at Lamar the following year. However, McClure reclassified for the class of 2018 after April and was offered by the Bobcats last week.
“I reclassified after April and coach Kaspar told me he had a 2018 opening so I took it,” McClure said. “After seeing the coaching staff and their style of play, it was an opportunity I could not pass up.”
A shooting guard, McClure averaged 14 points a game last season. He is a knock down shooter and strong defender, two attributes that will fit into head coach Danny Kaspar’s system.
McClure is one of three signees in 2018 for Texas State along with point guard Mason Harrell and forward Akiem Daschner.