The top 10 players returning to the Texas State Bobcats for the 2020 college football season.
Important to note that this list is based upon last year's data and film from on each specific team as well as judgment based upon the player's position both his skill and the level of talent around him at the said position and influential cohorts. Positional value also plays a large factor in these rankings as does the offensive or defensive scheme.
1. Tyler Vitt, QB
2. Caleb Twyford, WR
3. Jarron Morris, CB
4. Trevis Graham Jr., WR
5. Javen Banks, WR
6. Khambrail Winters, CB
7. Tate Heitmeier, G
8. Caeveon Patton, DE
9. Nico Ezidore, DI
10. Jordan Revels, DI
Honorable Mention: Reece Jordan, C
There is a lot to like about Vitt's game within the Sun Belt. There are moments of high where he looks every bit like one of the better ones in the conference. If he can maintain his health, he's a sharp and accurate passer down the field. Improving his short-area accuracy could very well push him into that next echelon or tier of starting quarterbacks within the conference.
Good thing for Vitt is the fact that he's got a trio of talented receivers returning. Twyford only caught a single touchdown last year but according to Sports Info Solutions, he hauled in all 26 catchable passes thrown his way. With Hutch White's departure, Twyford could be in for a big year with reliable hands like his.
Then there's Graham and Banks, each who had four touchdowns last year. They are also in line for a huge uptick in targets and Graham looks to be one of the better high-pointers of the football in the conference.
On defense, the secondary is anchored by Morris as the sophomore had a tried and true freshman season last year. He may have given up a few touchdowns but he certainly was in position to make a lot of plays. He takes up Jashon Waddy's mantle as the top player in the secondary that he held for years.
Patton has big shoes to fill along the edge with departures of Nikolas Daniels and Ishmael Davis but looks primed to do so. How they replace Bryan London at linebacker will go a long way for this defense and team overall.