Texas State Grabs First Recruit Under Withers

By Matthew Hamill
Sports Director

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Photo by Madison Tyson

Thurman Morbley is the new commit for the Texas State 2016 class. He is a two star 5’11, 166lb wide receiver out of Liberty-Eylau High School in Texarkana, Texas. He verbally committed to the Bobcats on January 11th, after he received an offer on January 10th. He is the first commit under new head coach Everett Withers. He also received earlier offers from the University of Houston and Stephen F. Austin prior to the offer from Texas State.

At district 4-A Liberty-Eylau High School, the Leopards went 12-2 this past season led by senior wide receiver Thurman Morbley who enjoyed a successful season in 2015, he started in all 14 games this past season. In those 14 games, he contributed 54 receptions for a total of 1215 yards, with 9 receptions being touchdowns. His longest reception was a 74 yard touchdown which helped boost his average of 22.5 yards per catch. Morbley also impressed scouts with his 40-yard dash time at a 4.72.

Three other Wide Receivers will join Morbley in the Bobcats 2016 recruiting class; Brendon Rushing, Elijah King, and Marquis Bates will all be looking to add depth and compete for the wide out position. They will all be looking to replace senior wide outs who led the 2015 Bobcats in yards and receptions: C.J Best, Jafus Gaines and Brandon Smith.

Featured image by Madison Tyson.

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