UTSA revealed their 2014 Football signing class on Wednesday afternoon, announcing that 16 players would be joining the Roadrunners in the new school year.
All 16 players UTSA have signed come in as true freshman, the first time the signing class has been made up of entirely recent High School graduates.
One quarter of the new signings, four players, earned All-State honors with Blake Bogenschutz, David Anzaldua and Kerry Thomas managing Texas honors while Stanley Dye earned his for Florida.
Bogenschutz joins as a quarterback, and will have the big shoes of Eric Soza to fill down the line but comes to the Roadrunners highly regarded after an impressive varsity career with Carthage HS, standing at 6’1 and 180lbs he will have the speed to slot in to the Roadrunners running game as well.
Anzaldua is an intimidating presence, joining from North HS in Edinburg and will come to the Roadrunners as an Offensive Tackle and will be tough to break through, standing at 6’6 and 330lbs.
Dye will fill the cornerback position and comes to UTSA from Orange Park, FL where he won All-State honors at Ridgeview HS.
Thomas joins as the final All-State honoree and has done incredibly well, having only made the switch from basketball to football two years ago. Thomas will join from College Station’s Texas A&M Consolidated HS and will play as a Wide Receiver.
The other 12 of UTSA’s new signings all earned All-District or All-Region honors at least once in their varsity careers, showing the quality of the 2014 signing class.
12 of the new signings come from Texas, with Houston and Central Texas making up the lion’s share with four each.
The Roadrunners have signed one student athlete from the San Antonio area with Stevens HS Defensive End, Marcus Davenport joining the program.
The 16 players are evenly split between offense and defense, offensively picking up a quarterback, a running back, half back, two receivers, one tight end and two offensive line men. Defensively UTSA have picked up three line men, one line backer and four defensive backs.
UTSA will open their season on the road on August 30th as they help open the new University of Houston Football stadium against the Cougars.
2014 UTSA Roadrunners Football Signing Class (courtesy UTSA)
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Year Hometown (High School)
David Anzaldua OT 6-6 330 Fr.-HS Edinburg, Texas (North HS)
Carl Austin III S 6-1 180 Fr.-HS Austin, Texas (St. Stephen’s Episcopal HS)
Blake Bogenschutz QB 6-1 180 Fr.-HS Carthage, Texas (Carthage HS)
Joseph Brooks DT 6-1 290 Fr.-HS San Angelo, Texas (Central HS)
Greg Campbell WR 6-1 195 Fr.-HS Humble, Texas (Atascocita HS)
Triston Crossland HB 6-3 220 Fr.-HS Corpus Christi, Texas (Calallen HS)
Marcus Davenport DE 6-6 215 Fr.-HS San Antonio, Texas (Stevens HS)
Stanley Dye CB 5-10 170 Fr.-HS Orange Park, Fla. (Ridgeview HS)
Nathaniel Gaines S 6-2 175 Fr.-HS Mesquite, Texas (Poteet HS)
Cameron Oliver TE 6-5 230 Fr.-HS Owasso, Okla. (Owasso HS)
Jalen Rhodes ^ RB 5-9 180 Fr.-HS Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett HS)
Isaiah Santos S 6-0 185 Fr.-HS Spring, Texas (Klein Collins HS)
Kevin Strong DT 6-3 285 Fr.-HS Cleveland, Texas (Cleveland HS)
Kerry Thomas WR 6-0 200 Fr.-HS College Station, Texas (A&M Consolidated HS)
Justin Todd LB 6-0 220 Fr.-HS Orange Park, Fla. (Oakleaf HS)
Kelby Wickline OT 6-5 245 Fr.-HS Stillwater, Okla. (Stillwater HS)