The big news this week was the second annual UTSA Spring Game on Sunday, which was narrowly won by the offense in front of 4,736 fans at the Alamodome. Overall, I was extremely impressed with the improvement over last year’s team and I’m looking forward to seeing further improvement in the next five and a half months leading up to the 2012 season.
I’ll save my analysis for a couple write-ups I have planned for later this week, but in the meantime you can check out my thoughts and cokermania’s thoughts over on Rowdyville for a quick breakdown. You can also see some highlights and interviews in the video below.
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One of UTSA’s most highly touted football recruits in the 2012 signing class, safety Trey Mohair from Denton Ryan HS, has reportedly chosen to forfeit his football scholarship and pursue an opportunity to play collegiate basketball, according to TexasHoops.com.
CokerChronicles.com spoke to Trey about his decision to give up football. “He said it was a decision he and his father made and that his heart just wasn’t in football anymore.”
What makes this story more interesting is Trey’s twitter activity over the past two weeks. He seemed to be excited to join the Roadrunner football team on April 2 (as he has been ever since he committed in late October), but things changed just two days later, leading to a series of tweets over the next week that make this seem like much more than just an innocent change of heart.
Continue reading Trey Mohair chooses basketball, gives up scholarship
I decided to hold off until Tuesday for this week’s edition of Week in Review so that it wouldn’t interfere with the highly anticipated release of the 2012 UTSA football schedule on Monday.
The Roadrunners went on the road on Wednesday night to face Central Arkansas in the second-to-last game of the season, where senior guard Sei Paye would lead the team to a 73-60 win over the Bears. Jeromie Hill recorded his second double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds in the win. After facing the league-worst Bears, UTSA was faced with a rematch against the top-ranked and conference-undefeated UT-Arlington Mavericks, who won the last matchup in Arlington by a final score of 67-66. Despite some less-than-perfect officiating, UTSA was able to spoil UTA’s perfect season with a convincing 97-88 victory over the Mavericks. The Roadrunners knocked down 16 three-pointers, including six from junior point guard Michael Hale III. UTSA will return to action in the first round of the Southland Conference Tournament in Katy, TX as the 5th seed, facing 4th seed McNeese State on Wednesday night at 8:30 pm.
Yesterday evening, Jalen James, who signed his letter of intent to play football at UTSA last week, was involved in a car accident in which the vehicle reportedly flipped over multiple times.
Fortunately, Jalen and the other passengers walked away with only minor injuries, but nevertheless in a state of shock and disbelief.
Continue reading UTSA signee unharmed in recent car accident
While UTSA was enjoying their final bye week of the season, there was still plenty of recruiting news to keep us talking this week, including two new commitments to the Roadrunner football program.
UTSA picked up its third commitment last Sunday, as DB Trey Mohair (Denton Ryan HS) chose UTSA over offers from Air Force, Louisiana Tech, UNT, Arkansas State and Central Arkansas. He will be vying for the free safety job that will be vacated after this season with the departure of senior Mark Waters. For more on his commitment, check out the excellent writeup on Trey from the Denton Record-Chronicle.
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