ATLANTA-Nine Georgia State football players have been recognized by Phil Steele's 2011 FCS College Football Preview.

Sophomore punter Bo Schlechter was named to the magazines's preseason All-America fourth team. The Wellington, Fla., native averaged 44.5 yards per punt during the Panthers' inaugural season.

Three standouts from the Georgia State offense were named to the Phil Steele Preseason All-Independent team in sophomore running back Travis Evans, sophomore wide receiver Danny Williams and senior guard Joseph Gilbert. Defensive lineman Christo Bilukidi and outside linebacker Jake Muasau, both seniors, were named to the first-team defense. GSU also had two special teams performers honored in Schlechter and sophomore return specialist Albert Wilson.

Senior tight end Arthur Williams and senior offensive tackle Clyde Yandell were recognized as Players to Watch among independent teams.

Georgia State reports for preseason camp on Aug. 3 and begins practice Aug. 4 as the Panthers prepare for their Sept. 2 season opener against Clark Atlanta, which kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome.