UTSA inks four junior college players to National Letters of Intent
SAN ANTONIO — UTSA head football coach Larry Coker announced Wednesday that Tevin Broussard (Beaumont, Texas/Central HS/Blinn [Texas] JC), Andre Brown (Tampa, Fla./Alonso HS/College of the Desert [Calif.]), Jens Jeters (Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley HS/Pierce [Calif.] JC) and Brian Price (Lafayette, Ind./McCutcheon HS/Allan Hancock [Calif.] JC) have signed National Letters of Intent to join his program for the 2013 season.
“We are very excited about signing these four junior college players,” Coker said. “All four of them are high-character young men who we expect will have an immediate impact on our program.”
Broussard is a 6-foot-1, 200-pound defensive back who played for Ronny Feldman at Blinn College in Brenham. He is coming off a sophomore season that saw him earn honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference accolades. The Beaumont native started all 10 games and registered 76 tackles, including seven for loss, two interceptions, a pair of fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles. He was a second-team all-league honoree as a redshirt freshman after helping lead the Buccaneers to a 9-2 record. Broussard started all 10 games that year and racked up 47 tackles, two TFLs, one interception and a fumble recovery. He garnered first-team All-District 20-4A laurels in 2009 as a prep senior at Central High School.
Brown is a 6-foot-1, 190-pound defensive back who played the last two seasons for Dean Dowty at the College of the Desert in Palm Desert, Calif. He played in eight games as a sophomore this past fall and racked up 33 tackles (22 solos/11 assists), three interceptions, eight pass breakups and a pair of blocked kicks. That came on the heels of a freshman campaign that saw him appear in two contests at wide receiver. A native of Tampa, Fla., Brown graduated from Alonso High School in 2007 and he has two years of eligibility remaining.
Jeters is a 6-foot-2, 240-pound linebacker who played for Efrain Martinez last year at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. He was a first-team All-Pacific Conference selection as a freshman after recording 57 tackles (36 solos/21 assists), 9.5 TFLs and a sack for the Brahmas, who posted a 9-2 record en route to a Patriotic Bowl Championship this past season. The Simi Valley, Calif., native did not play in 2011 and will have three years of eligibility with the Roadrunners. A three-year prep starter at linebacker and running back, Jeters earned second-team All-Marmonte League honors as a senior after posting 62 stops (39 solos/23 assists), three sacks, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. He also rushed for 334 yards and five touchdowns and caught 14 passes for 152 yards and another score in 2010. Jeters earned second-team all-league honors as a junior after racking up 102 tackles (62 solos/35 assists), a pair of sacks, two forced fumbles and four pass breakups and he also was an honorable mention all-conference selection as a sophomore. He is the fourth player to join UTSA from Pierce (Franky Anaya, Cody Berry, Brandon Reeves are the others).
Price is a 6-foot-4, 315-pound defensive lineman who played for Kris Dutra this past season at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria, Calif. He was a second-team All-Northern Conference selection as a true freshman after ranking second on team with 61 tackles (20 solos/41 assists), including four for loss and a half sack in nine games of action. The Lafayette, Ind., native had a pair of double-digit tackle performances in 2012, including a career-best 11 against Bakersfield College on Nov. 3. Price, who has three years of eligibility remaining, earned all-state, all-area and all-conference honors his final two prep seasons at McCutcheon High School.
|Name||Pos.||Height||Weight||Year||Hometown (High School/Previous School)|
|Tevin Broussard||DB||6-1||200||Jr.-TR||Beaumont, Texas (Central HS/Blinn [Texas] JC)|
|Andre Brown||DB||6-1||190||Jr.-TR||Tampa, Fla. (Alonso HS/College of the Desert [Calif.])|
|Jens Jeters||LB||6-2||240||So.-TR||Simi Valley, Calif./Simi Valley HS/Pierce [Calif.] JC)|
|Brian Price||DL||6-4||315||So.-TR||Lafayette, Ind. (McCutcheon HS/Allan Hancock [Calif.] JC)|