Georgia State adds 4 football players

Georgia State added four football players on Monday.

In addition to quarterback Clay Chastain and defensive lineman George Rogers, whose enrollments were expected, the team also picked up another running back and defensive back.

Tarris Batiste transferred in from Indiana State, where Trent Miles formerly coached. Batiste is a 6-foot-1, 205-pound outside linebacker from Cass HIgh School. He played in 10 games last year, totaling 24 tackles including three for loss as a redshirt freshman. Because he is transferring, he will have to sit out a year per NCAA rules. He will be a redshirt junior in 2014.

The team also added Jonathan Jean-Bart, a 5-9, 192-pound running back from Henry County. Jean-Bart committed to Georgia State in 2011, but didn't sign with anyone after suffering a knee injury.

ExploreThey join Chastain, who came from Georgia Military College, and Rogers, who came from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M.

Chastain passed for 1,907 yards, 20 touchdowns and seven interceptions at GMC. He attended Harrison High. He will have three years of eligibility remaining and will compete against Ben McLane and Ronnie Bell.

Rogers had 43 tackles this season at Northeastern Oklahoma. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Because they enrolled for the Spring semester, the four players won't count against the 25 initial counters that Georgia State can sign when the period begins in February.

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