Two Safeties Pledge To UTSA

Two Safeties Pledge To UTSA

UTSA picked up two more verbal commitments to the 2014 recruiting class on Sunday. InsideRunnerSports gives you details on two newest Roadrunners.

UTSA received the verbal commitments of two safeties on official visits.

Jared McGee, a 6'1" 190 lb Safety from Mansfield Legacy HS, became commitment number seven to the recruiting class on Sunday morning.

A few minutes later, Travin Howard, a 6'1" 190 lb Safety from Longview, became commitment number eight to the recruiting class.

"I committed this morning," McGee told IRS. "It went great. I really enjoyed myself. They treated me extremely well, everything was first class."

For McGee, a new target that was just offered this weekend, the choice for UTSA was an easy one.

"I wanted to go somewhere I knew I was going to be successful academically and be around good people to help me do that. UTSA offers that for me," said McGee. ""The coaching staff is a great group of men. They're there to push me on the field but also there to support me off the field. They're not just there for the football."

As a Safety, McGee is a ball-hawk who has flown under the radar. He has current offers from Navy, Montana St, and Houston Baptist. He has interest from Old Dominion, Kansas, Rice, and New Mexico St.

"I committed to my protect myself," said McGee. "The spot open for me was in jeopardy. I'm happy with my decision. UTSA is still building but they've been successful. It's going in the right direction. Within five years, we can be in a big time bowl game."

Prior to his visit to UTSA, McGee had promised to take official visits to Navy, Montana St, and New Mexico St. He plans on taking those three visits.

Howard has been targeted since the middle of the season. With good size and good speed, Howard also flew under the radar with his recruitment as UTSA was his only offer (although Boise St was showing interest).

Howard was not expected to make a decision on his recruitment this weekend. But his official visit went so well, he pulled the trigger to UTSA Head Coach Larry Coker this morning.

UTSA may not be done in the defensive backfield. On Sunday morning, IRS learned that staff may take up to three defensive backs during this cycle, which is a change to a previous strategy.

Sunday marks the end of the contact period on the recruiting calendar. The dead period now begins and stretches until Jan 15. UTSA will have more official visitors on campus beginning the weekend of Jan 17.

The eight commitments to the 2014 recruiting class:
Commit #1: QB Blake Bogenschutz
Commit #2: CB Anthoula Kelly
Commit #3: DT Kevin Strong
Commit #4: WR John Neph
Commit #5: TE Cameron Oliver
Commit #6: OT David Anzaldua
Commit #7: S Jared McGee
Commit #8: S Travin Howard

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