Another huge recruiting update

Thanks to a couple posts over on the Rowdyville Forums, we learned about two new recruits who had been offered by UTSA. “RunnersUp” pointed us towards cornerback Kevin Vaccaro from Brownwood HS. There have been multiple reports that Kevin has an offer from UTSA, including a post on SpursTalk and a tweet from @GhostofBigRoy, the Recruiting Analyst for Burnt Orange Nation. Kevin is rated as a 3-star recruit by multiple recruiting services and currently holds offers from UTSA, La Tech, Nevada and Wake Forest.

The other recruit with an offer was found by “cokermania”, who you may know as Jared from Offensive lineman Conner Grooms from Tyler Lee HS received an offer from UTSA recently, according to a tweet from @ChrisLevel of In addition to UTSA, Conner also has offers from La Tech, Houston, Kansas, Memphis and Minnesota. He has also been rated as a 3-star recruit by multiple services and is ranked as the 18th best center in the nation by Rivals.

We also learned about two junior college recruits who were recently offered by the UTSA coaching staff, including defensive end Justin Rayside of Riverside C.C. in California. He also holds offers from Eastern Michigan, Sacramento State, Indiana and New Mexico State. The 2-star recruit recently took a visit to Indiana and plans to take a visit to New Mexico State next weekend, according to Rivals.

According to UTSATailgaters, linebacker Brandon Guerrero from Fullerton J.C. in California also received an offer from UTSA recently. We introduced you to Brandon, along with two of his Fullerton teammates, in our recruiting post last week.

Pos Name High School/ Junior College Ht Wt 40 Rivals Scout ESPN
OL Conner Grooms Tyler Lee
Tyler, TX
6’4″ 280 ★★★
LB Brandon Guerrero Fullerton C.C.
Fullerton, CA
6’4″ 245 4.75 ★★
DE Justin Rayside Riverside C.C.
Riverside, CA
6’3″ 250 4.70 ★★
DB Kevin Vaccaro Brownwood
Brownwood, TX
5’9″ 175 ★★★
★★ ★★★

Another junior college recruit, offensive tackle Chris Grisbhy from Blinn College has a visit planned to UTSA next weekend, and it seems likely that the 3-star recruit could pick up an offer during the trip.

To conclude our junior college roundup, we noticed that safety Cody Berry from Pierce College (California) has the UTSA Roadrunners listed as his favorite team on his Facebook page. Take that for what it’s worth, but it could be a sign that he’s picking UTSA over his other offers from FIU and UMass.

If that wasn’t enough recruiting news for you, we’ve identified another 52 high school and junior college players who are receiving looks from the UTSA staff. So as not to take up too much room, we’ve included a simple list below, but you can find out more about them from our full 2012 recruiting board.

QB – Tucker Carter (Trinity Valley C.C. – Athens, TX)
QB – Don King III (Waxahachie – Waxahachie, TX)
QB – Cade Rosenbaum (Hondo – Hondo, TX)
QB – Riley Toler (Kilgore – Kilgore, TX)
RB – Treston Coleman (Frankston – Frankston, TX)
RB – Brilon Douglas (Little Cypress-Mauriceville – Orange, TX)
RB – Cortney Finney (Bay City – Bay City, TX)
RB – Paul Franklin (South Oak Cliff – Dallas, TX)
RB – Aaron Harris (Southwestern C.C. – Chula Vista, CA)
RB – Darrell Harris (Waco – Waco, TX)
RB – Trent Jackson (Cuero – Cuero, TX)
RB – Joshua Wilhite (Hightower – Missouri City, TX)
WR – Tryone Dotcie (Judson – Converse, TX)
WR – Derel Walker (Trinity Valley C.C. – Athens, TX)
TE – Walker Ryan (Fort Worth Country Day – Forth Worth, TX)
TE – Jordan Smith (Reicher – Waco, TX)
TE – Cole Staudt (Pearland – Pearland, TX)
OL – Alec Davis (Orange County C.C. – Costa Messa, CA)
OL – Conner Grooms (Tyler Lee – Tyler, TX)
OL – Beau Jenkins (Mildred – Corsicana, TX)
OL – Kyle Long (Saddleback C.C. – Mission Viejo, CA)
OL – Perry Meiklejohn (El Camino C.C. – Torrance, CA)
OL – Jeremy Raine (Trinity Valley C.C. – Athens, TX)
OL – Kenston Redfearn (Ventura C.C. – Ventura, CA)
OL – Sam Schomp (Lindale – Lindale, TX)
OL – Micah Simmons (Lindale – Lindale, TX)
OL – Brent Wagner (Clear Creek – League City, TX)
DE – Iosia Iosia (San Francisco C.C. – San Francisco, CA)
DE – LaDerrion Johnson (Tatum – Tatum, TX)
DE – Eric Maus (Steele – Cibolo, TX)
DE – Justin Rayside (Riverside C.C. – Riverside, CA)
DE – Barrett Wangara (College of San Mateo – San Mateo, CA)
LB – Zaire Anderson (Riverside C.C. – Riverside, CA)
LB – Terry Easmon (American River C.C. – Sacramento, CA)
LB – Isaiah Johnson (Dawson – Pearland, TX)
LB – D’ere Moore (Butte C.C. – Oroville, CA)
LB – Lucas Wacha (Pleasant Grove – Texarkana, TX)
LB – Adam Witzmann (Palomar C.C. – San Marcos, CA)
DB – Ronald Fields (College of San Mateo – San Mateo, CA)
DB – Kent Gainous (Trinity Valley C.C. – Athens, TX)
DB – Austin Jupe (East Central – San Antonio, TX)
DB – Robert Lewis (Midway – Waco, TX)
DB – Martez Shabazz (Trinity Valley C.C. – Athens, TX)
DB – Trumaine Smith (Saddleback C.C. – Mission Viejo, CA)
DB – Devin Taverna (Palomar C.C. – San Marcos, CA)
DB – Kevin Vaccaro (Brownwood – Brownwood, TX)
ATH – Xavier Bethany (Burton – Burton, TX)
ATH – DeAndre Burns (Caldwell – Caldwell, TX)
ATH – Cristofer Hall (Sante Fe – Sante Fe, TX)
ATH – Tyler Klutts (Birdville – North Richland Hills, TX)
ATH – Orion Stewart (Midway – Waco, TX)
K – Max Lehnig (Judson – Converse, TX)

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Darrell started writing about UTSA football before it was even a thing, then he took a few years off, and now he's back.