East Central DT commits to UTSA as preferred walk-on

Gant KiolbassaThe Wilson County News broke the news last Tuesday that East Central DT Gant Kiolbassa (6-2, 265) had committed to the Roadrunners:

Much of the success the East Central Hornet football team experienced in 2010 was due to the tenacious play of its defense. And one of the driving forces of that defense was Gant Kiolbassa, a standout defensive end for East Central. Kiolbassa struck fear into the minds of his opponents this past season, and he hopes to do the same in the coming years as he competes as a member of the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners football team.

Kiolbassa was given a grade of 40 by ESPN and was included on many preseason players-to-watch lists.

He finished the season with 82 tackles, including 23 for loss, eight sacks, two forced fumbles, one pass break-up and nine QB pressures. He was named to the Texas Sports Writer’s Association 5A All-State Third Team and the 5A All-Area Defensive Line.

I was able to confirm that he will be joining UTSA as a preferred walk-on for the 2011 season.

Check out Gant’s 2010 highlights and hudl.com profile, ESPN profile, and Rivals.com profile

Weekend recruiting visits pay off

After visiting campus over the weekend, there are reports of possibly seven recruits committing to the Roadrunners, including highly touted LB Blake Terry out of Denton Guyer HS.

Here are the commits from over the weekend, reported by both Dan McCarney and UTSATailgaters unless otherwise noted:

DB – DeMetrius Jacobs, Brookshire Royal HS (6-1, 185)
LB – Blake Terry, Denton Guyer (6-0, 235)
DB – Miguel Rodriguez, College of the Sequoias (6-0, 185)
DB – Triston Wade, Tyler John Tyler HS (5-11, 165)
OL – Josh Walker, League City Clear Springs HS (6-4, 298) (DM only)
DB – Mauricio Sanchez, Warren HS (6-0, 190) (DM only)
OL – James Martin, Mt. San Antonio College (Tailgaters only)

McCarney mySA.com blog:
UTSA pushes commit list to 24 with big weekend

LB & DB commit!!! More to come!!!
Commit #21; Juco DB on board & more!!!
#22 is a huge commit, literally!!!
Commit #23 is in & B. Terry Update


Also, a quick update on the progress of the site: I’m working on getting pages for each of the 2011 commits/recruits including those mentioned above, as well as getting the page for the 2010 commits back up in case anyone wants to take a look at some of our current players. I’ll also get the article database updated eventually, but there are hundreds of links that I need to add, so that might be on the back burner until National Signing Day when the recruiting news dies down.