SAN MARCOS. There are 24 participants in the 2023 signing class in the state of Texas, with even more added this week.
The Bobcats, after announcing 10 transfers last week, added two more players this week: Kansas State tight end Conner Fox and Kilgore College guard Terry Webb. Houston CE King quarterback Jo’Layson Landry has committed, but he can’t sign until National Signing Day on Feb. 1 because he’s a high school prospect.
Fox became Texas’ sixth Power Five transfer, joining Arkansas quarterback Malik Hornsby, Missouri defenseman Darius Jackson, Oklahoma defenseman Josh Easton, Oklahoma linebacker Cedric Roberts and Washington State defenseman Caleb Ford-Dement.
Fox, 6’4″ and 245 pounds, played four seasons at Kansas State, playing in six games and throwing two for 9 yards. San Antonio alumnus Reagan entered the portal on December 5; he chose the state of Texas among other proposals from Louisiana-Monroe, Nevada, Massachusetts, Eastern Kentucky, and Central Missouri.
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Webb is the fourth junior college player to sign, along with running back Kilgore Donerio Davenport, Navarro college guard Michael Budin II and Southeast Louisiana defensive lineman Bryce Cage. Webb, who starred at Galveston Ball, recorded 27 tackles and two sacks in 12 games at Kilgore last season. He had offers from Utah, Arkansas, Marshall, Hawaii, UTEP, Wyoming, and Western Kentucky.
Landry is one of three unsigned players attached to the Bobcats, along with South Oak Cliff defenseman Taylor Starling and Kilgore linebacker Derrick Morning. The Bobcats have four signed high school prospects: Mesquite Horn wide receiver Chris Don Jr., Horn defenseman Amarion Atwood, Mansfield Timberview offensive lineman Bami Badusi, and Frisco Independence tight end Jake Simpson.
Landry traveled to Utah last June before withdrawing his pledge in November. He reported proposals from Washington State, UNLV, UTSA, Tulane, North Texas, Louisiana, and SMU.
The Bobcats have signed seven Incarnate Word transfers since adding Caleb Culp last Friday. Culp joins wide receiver and returner Kol Wilson and offensive linemen Nash Jones, Dorion Strawn, Caleb Johnson, Emeka Obigbo and Himeto Obigbo.
Basketball: The women’s team is fourth in the Sun Belt standings after three consecutive wins. The men’s team, however, fell below .500 in conference play this week.
After last week’s home wins over Georgia and Arkansas, the Texas women (13-5, 5-2 Sun Belt) nearly missed out on a third consecutive double-digit victory with a 65-57 win in Louisiana-Monroe. The Bobcats will visit South Alabama (4-14, 0-7) on Saturday.
The men’s team (10-10, 3-4) lost two games in a row – 61-58 at ULM last Saturday and 81-73 at home to Marshall on Thursday. The Bobcats will take on Louisiana (15-4, 5-2) on Saturday.
On Saturday, the state of Texas will celebrate Southland’s 1997 victory and will rename the venue after Jeff Foster, a 13-year-old NBA player with the Indiana Pacers. The 1997 team finished 11-0 at home and secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament. Foster’s number 42 has been retired since 2013.