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College Football: Bobcats nab three more recruits after season ends

ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Sports Editor

Less than 24 hours after its season ended, Texas State cemented three more verbal commits to it 2017 signing class.

It didn’t take long for Texas State to put 2016 in its rear-view mirror. Moments after the final whistle blew against Arkansas State, the Bobcats received their 21st commitment in Lufkin wide receiver Dhailon Phillips. The 6-foot-3-inch receiver is a 3-star athlete and the teammate of fellow commit Kordell Rodgers.

College Football: State looks to upgrade leadership

NICK CASTILLO

Daily Record Sports

Texas State’s Everett Withers isn’t surprised his Bobcats went 2-10 during the 2016 campaign. 

But the 53-year-old coach’s goal this season was to evaluate his team and find players he could build his program around. 

“What I want to do is find out if we have enough core players to move forward so we’re not 2-10 again,” Withers said. “So, that’s what this season was about – finding enough core players to recruit to that group and go build a program. That was the 2016 season project.”

Texas State Athletics: State's greats honored

Friday night inside the J. Warren Garland Room at Bobcat Stadium, Texas State officially inducted its Hall of Honor Class of 2016.

This year's honorees were Henry Garcia (men's basketball), Brian Lusson (men's tennis), Johnny Parker (football) and Jamie Person-Coleman (men's track & field). 

Induction into the Hall of Honor is the highest athletics honor bestowed upon Texas State alumni. The class was originally unveiled earlier this year on Oct. 31.

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Features: Tyler Jones' unfinished legacy

ISHMAEL JOHNSON
Sports Editor

The ceiling for senior quarterback Tyler Jones’ career seemed endless after 2014.

He debuted as a feisty freshman, but Jones’ true coming out party was his sophomore campaign during which he threw for 2,670 yards, 22 touchdowns to just seven interceptions and added 539 yards on the ground. He seemed destined to shatter school records by the time his career wrapped up.

City mulls impact of latest suit by Paxton

Anita Miller - Managing Editor
Anyone who has spent any time in or along the San Marcos River the last couple of year has seen the signs designating critical habitat for the federally-endangered Texas Wild Rice.
But city leaders aren’t sure yet if a lawsuit joined by Attorney General Ken Paxton against several federal agencies and individuals challenging the concept of critical habitat will have any local impact.

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