The University of Texas at San Antonio had a massive weekend recently. The Conference-USA program landed seven commits for their 2021 class this past weekend. With the recent commitments, they currently rank in the top 70 nationally in terms of their 2021 recruiting class. If it were to hold it would be their highest ranking of the decade. Below is a deep dive into all seven future Roadrunners that announced their intention to play in 2021.
Kybo Jamerson, Outside Linebacker, Longview – The first to announce his commitment to UTSA was Longview linebacker, Kybo Jamerson. Jamerson is a three-star recruit via the 247Sports Composite and the 163rd ranked player in Texas for the 2021 class.
Jamerson was a part of the 16-0 championship Lobos team as well as the 11-1 team last season. Last year Jamerson compiled 58 tackles, nine of which for a loss, with five sacks and a forced fumble. He has 14 sacks in his Longview career thus far.
Jamerson announced his decision to be a Roadrunner via Twitter, Friday, April 17 at 2:00 pm. His announcement would serve as the first domino of many to fall over this past weekend.
Kaden Meredith, Running Back, Longview – Shortly after Jamerson’s announcement, his teammate and friend Kaden Meredith followed suit. Meredith is also a three-star recruit via the 247Sports Composite and thus the 118th ranked player in Texas for 2021.
Meredith as a sophomore ran the ball for nearly 800 yards on over 11 yards a carry with 12 rushing touchdowns. As a junior, he received over 100 more carries and in turn finished with 20 touchdowns and 1,646 yards in four fewer games.
Meredith turned down offers from Hawaii, Kansas and New Mexico among others to become the second commit for the Roadrunners class of 2021.
JaCorey Hyder, Inside Linebacker, Woodville – About an hour after Meredith’s announcement the third domino fell when JaCorey Hyder, an inside linebacker from Woodville also announced his decision to commit to UTSA.
“I just felt like it was home, they presented great hospitality and I wanted to be apart of them,” the three-star commit said on his decision.
Hyder, an inside linebacker, had some big-time offers on the table from the likes of Arizona, Colorado State, and North Texas among others. Yet, over the weekend he became the third athlete to commit to UTSA.
Hyder and the Woodville Eagles went 4-6 in 2019, before arriving in San Antonio he’s on a mission for 2020.
“I want to win a state championship and I feel like we have a great chance this coming year.”
When asked what leads to his personal success, Hyder was a man of few words. “Hard work and dedication.”
Expect that an more once becomes a Roadrunner in 2021.
Caden Holt, Inside Linebacker, Canyon – Before Friday night could come to a close, East Texas native and first-year head coach, Jeff Traylor landed his fourth recruit of the day in a linebacker, Caden Holt.
Holt, who attends Canyon High school in New Braunfels is 6’2” tackling machine. He was one of the few bright spots on a winless Cougars 2019 team. The junior accounted for 72 total tackles, six for a loss with five sacks.
“Leading to my persona success is striving to be the best I can be,” Holt said.
Holt received his first and only offer from UTSA on April 13, and made quick work with his commitment, coming only four days later.
“UTSA is a great program with great coaches that built a relationship with me, it is also 45 minutes away from home,” Holt said on why he chose UTSA.
Holt has one more year in New Braunfels before he makes the 45-minute trek to San Antonio and he has one goal in mind for his senior season.
“Before I arrive at UTSA I want to help lead my HS team to the playoffs.”
Brian Mayes, Defensive Back, Heights – It took a whole 18 hours for the Roadrunners and coach Traylor to land its fifth recruit of the weekend in defensive back, Brian Mayes. Mayes plays ball at Heights High School in Houston, Texas.
Mayes had received offers from Louisiana-Monroe and New Mexico before ultimately committing to be a Roadrunner. For his junior campaign, Mayes finished the year with nearly 30 tackles with a pair of interceptions and 12 passes defended.
“What drives me to success is my personal desire to be successful for myself, and the thought that I know how many people doubt me and count me out,” Mayes said. “I love proving people wrong and when someone doubts my talent it’s like throwing gas on a burning fire with grenades that are ready to explode.”
When asked about his decision to choose UTSA over others, Mayes said the following.
“I really loved the support and love that coach Nick (Graham), coach Traylor and the whole coaching staff showed me upon my recruitment.”
Mayes has high expectations for his senior season and wants the Roadrunners fans to know he’s coming in hot.
“I want to be known as one of the greatest to come out of HISD and break the record books during my senior season.”
Kamron Scott, Guard/Tackle, Judson – Another one bites the dust as just a few hours later, Judson Converse High School’s starting left tackle announced his commitment to UTSA. The three-star recruit earlier in the day announced his top-five via Twitter which included UTSA, Houston, UCF, Louisiana Tech, and Texas State. Just a few hours after that is when Scott made it official, he will be a Roadrunner come 2021.
Scott plays left tackle at Judson, wherein 2019 they finished with a 12-2 record and reached the state quarterfinals before being bounced out of the Texas 6A D1 Playoffs by the perennial powerhouse, Lake Travis.
Under Scott and the rest of the Judson offensive line, the Rockets averaged over 46 points a game.
“My success comes from just doing what I’m told to do when my coaches tell me to do it, trusting in everything that they say so I can be the best athlete that I can,” Scott said.
Scott and the Rockets came so close to realizing their dreams as state champions in 2019. In 2020, Scott and his brothers have their eyes set on that goal.
“I want to win a state title more than anything before I head off to UTSA, it would mean everything to the city of Converse.”
Before arriving in San Antonio, Scott wants the Roadrunners fans to know a few things about him and what they can expect from him.
“All the Roadrunner fans should know that I’m a hard worker, and I’m always going to better my self so that I can perfect my craft. And I won’t stop until the job is done.”
Eddie Lee Marburger, Quarterback, Sharyland Pioneer – Finally, just before April 19, UTSA and coach Traylor landed one final commit. Eddie Lee Marburger, quarterback of Sharyland Pioneer.
Marburger is easily one of the most underrated and underappreciated prospects in all of Texas. His stat-line is something that looks made up. In 13 games last season, he had a completion percentage of 66% whilst throwing for 4,505 yards. That’s nearly 350 yards a game. With that, he threw 58 touchdowns to just five interceptions. That averages out to just one interception every 87 attempts. Marburger can do it on the ground as well as he ran for 16 touchdowns and 1,009 yards.
In 13 games that’s 5,014 total yards with 74 total touchdowns. He also led Pioneer to an 11-2 record, easily the best record in program history.
“It was the right place for me and my family and I love the coaches there at UTSA,” Marburger said on commitment decision.
Marburger has one more year to put up eye-popping stats before becoming a Roadrunner and has one thing on his mind.
“I want to accomplish winning a state title that’s the only goal we have!”
In 2019, Pioneer fell to Boerne-Champion 45-38 in overtime when Marburger was short of the first down by just a couple of inches. After his senior season and once Marburger is officially a Roadrunner he’s got some lofty expectations for himself and his team.
“When I am with UTSA the goal is to win every game and make the college playoff or win the conference title.”
Marburger is hungry ever since last year’s playoff loss and he’s coming out in 2020 and beyond with a fire in his eyes. Marburger wants UTSA fans to know one thing about him before he becomes the man in San Antonio.
“I want the Roadrunner fans to know that I am here to win!”
The first time head coach, Jeff Traylor has already done an exceptional job at loading up this Roadrunner team for the future. It’s easy to see why the East Texas native once won the Big 12 recruiter of the year for Texas. He’s well on his way to putting UTSA on the map and making them a staple of college football year in and year out.
Watch out for these Roadrunners.