Texas State camp: DeSoto recap

DESOTO, Texas – Tuesday’s Texas State University camp at DeSoto High School’s Eagle Stadium proved one thing: You don’t need big numbers to find talented players.

With temperatures in the 90s – and the temperature even hotter on the Eagle Stadium turf – more than 70 athletes showed their skills in front of a Texas State coaching staff preparing to transition from FCS to FBS football. The Bobcats will compete in the WAC for the 2012 season, then move to the Sun Belt Conference the following season.

Texas State is hoping some of the athletes in attendance Tuesday will be a part of the transition. Here are eight athletes – listed in alphabetical order – who shined throughout the camp.

  • 2013 TE Bryson Burtnett (Springtown, Texas/Springtown): From the very start of the camp, Burtnett showed the attitude of a focused player. A 6-foot-5, 225-pound tight end, Burtnett showed his skills in pass-catching drills and didn’t spend time joking with the other campers. A couple hours after the camp, Burtnett gave TCU his verbal commitment. Texas State and Rice also have offered him, and Texas, Texas Tech, Baylor, Oklahoma State, Houston and SMU are showing interest.