- Damon Sayles, RecruitingNation
The UTSA Roadrunners picked up commitment No. 10 Monday. The first nine came from the Texas-Louisiana area.
No. 10 comes all the way from the West Coast in junior college linebacker Jens Jeters (Woodland Hills, Calif./Pierce College). A 6-foot-2, 245-pound inside linebacker, Jeters chose UTSA over interest from New Mexico and Bowling Green.
Jeters visited San Antonio over the weekend, and he said the trip blew him away. He’s a fan of head coach Larry Coker and his recruiting contact, defensive linemen coach Eric Roark, and he’s bought into the growing system at UTSA.
“I’ve had the offer since October," Jeters said. "I went on my visit and had a great trip. The coaches were very respectful, and everyone was so nice.”
Jeters, who played his high school ball at Simi Valley (Calif.), was hosted by senior defensive tackle Franky Anaya -- a Pierce College alum. The Roadrunners finished their first year of FBS play with an impressive 8-4 record.
Jeters describes himself as a player who enjoys playing all four quarters. He prides himself on his play-making ability and his instinctive play. He also doesn’t expect anything to be handed to him; he’s looking to compete for a starting spot.
Jeters first announced his decision by way of social media. He delivered a special message to the UTSA fans via Twitter.
“San Antonio is not ready for what I got coming,” he tweeted.