Wait, What Did Jake Spavital Just Do?

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It has been nearly three years since Jake Spavital was last roaming the sidelines in Morgantown as WVU’s offensive coordinator. After putting up monstrous numbers with the help of Will Grier and David Sills, Spavital moved on to become the head coach of the Texas State Bobcats.

In two seasons on the job, he has compiled a 5-19 record, but did have the program competing in 2020. Though it may seem that the program is trending in the right direction, this signing day could potentially put Spavital behind the chains in San Marcos.


According to 247Sports, Spavital and Texas State did not sign a single high school player in the 2021 class. Not even one. Instead, the Bobcats will be welcoming eleven players, all of which are transfers. These transfers are headlined by Jeremiah Hawkins, a wide receiver that previously played for Cal.

Even during a pandemic, this is truly an interesting oddity in College Football. I can honestly say, even though I am young, I have never seen a school at any level fail to land a high school recruit. However, if there is anything Spavital has shown us, it’s that he can make the most out of any situation. Don’t count him out at Texas State just yet.

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Clark Johnson
Clark Johnson is a Football Columnist for The Voice of West Virginia. He is a student at Concord University and is majoring in History with a minor in Political Science. He became a Mountaineer fan at 9-years old and has not missed a WVU football game since 2008. He is honored to bring new perspective and fresh content to the best fanbase in the nation!