Breaking Down Texas State's 2017 Roster

The Bobcats have made some changes and additions to their roster in anticipation of the 2017 football season. Everett Withers continues to work to change over his roster and his 2017 group will be among the youngest in college football. 

Other changes include:

  • A number of players, more than in any other program, have bulked up and Texas State's roster will be, physically, its largest since their transition to the FBS. 
    • Runningback Anthony Taylor is up 20 pounds this season from 185 to 205. 
    • Tight end Brendon Rushing gained 35 pounds over the offseason to 235. 
    • Tackle Cedric Gambrell added 35 pounds as well. 
    • Linebacker Clifton Lewis is listed at 225, a 25 pound gain over last seasons weight. 
    • Charlie Vatterott gained 25 pounds this offseason and officially moves from tackle to guard. 
    • Dean Taylor was the largest gainer, putting on 50 pounds this offseason, the defensive end from Pearland is now clocking in at 280. 
    • Linebacker Easy Anyama comes in with 20 more pounds on his frame. 
    • Likewise linebacker Frankie Griffin is up 18 pounds. 
    • Tight end Gabe Schrade is up to 240, after playing at 227 last season. 
    • Gavin Graham moves from DB to LB and put on 15 pounds to help the transition. 
    • Linebacker Bryan London is up to 232 after playing at 215 last year. 
    • Fellow linebacker Hal Vinson comes in at 240, 23 pound heavier than 2016. 
    • Defensive end Ishmael Davis added 37 pounds this offseason. 
    • Guard Jaquel Pierce put on 30 pounds this offseason to get to 280. 
    • Jeff Banks moves from tight end to defensive end and added 28 pounds. 
    • Defensive end Jordan Mittie is up to 270, a 35 pound gain. 
    • Marveon Coleman is 25 pounds heavier from the 190 he played at last year. He also moves from safety to linebacker. 
    • Redshirt freshman Robert Brown put on 25 pounds this offseason. 
    • Thurman Morbley gained 14 pounds from his 2016 playing weight.  
    • Tryston Myzerak is 305 after paying at 290 last year. 
    • Center Aaron Brewer actually dropped 25 pounds from 2016 heading into 2017. 
    • John Lilly, a nose tackle, has dropped 18 pounds in the offseason. 
  • Several Bobcats will be playing new positions in 2017. 
    • Robert Brown moves from receiver to running back. 
    • Gavin Graham moves from defensive back to linebacker. 
    • Dila Rosemond shifts from corner to safety. 
  • Quite a few 2016 Bobcats aren't returning for the 2017 seasons. 
    • CB/PR Brandon McDowell from DeSoto is gone. 
    • Sophomore safety Camyron Brown is no longer listed on the roster. 
    • Neither is QB Connor White or QB Eddie Printz. 
    • Linebacker Darrell Antwine is no long on the roster. 
    • Cibolo Steele product L.G. Williams, a quarterback/receiver combo is no longer listed on the roster. 
    • Big guard Willie Williams out of Pearland is no longer listed on the roster either.

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Posted on July 24, 2017 .