2017 Recruit TJ Bedford Commits to Texas State

By James Jordan II
Sports Reporter

The Texas State Bobcats football team just added some length and deep threat ability to their wide receiver position for this upcoming season.

After a rough 2016 season in which the Bobcats started a numerous amount of freshman, Head coach Everett Withers was on the mission looking for playmakers and leaders from every position for the future.

Wide Receiver Tim “TJ” Bedford from St. Paul High School in Covington, LA, is hoping to get in the program and contribute with his talents early.

Photo by Madison Tyson.

Bedford is a 6 foot 4, 185 pound wide receiver, he is a two sport athlete at St. Paul and may be just as good at basketball than he is at football.

By watching his football highlight tape, it’s easy to see how his basketball skills transition to the football field. His ability to box out defenders and come down with the ball like a rebound in the end zone could potentially be a weapon for the Bobcats in the future.

“I just like to have fun on the field,” Bedford said. “I bring the deep threat, the long ball, I’m hard to take down and it’s not easy to tackle me.”

Bedford fielded offers from Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls State amongst others, but chose to commit to Texas State over in-state universities.

Texas State is bringing in 22 in-state recruits into their program and only three from out-of-state, but Bedford feels that moving away from Louisiana and coming to Texas State is the best move for his playing career.

“When I went up there to Texas State, it just felt like home,” Bedford said. “At first it will probably be a little bit scary, but I’m good at adapting to situations. I feel like I will be alright.”

The Texas State Bobcats football team wrapped up their 2017 signing day with the number one recruiting class in the Sun Belt Conference. They will be looking to improve on their 2-10 season from last year.

Featured image by Madison Tyson.

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