ATLANTA--With the start of classes Monday, the Georgia State football program added four student-athletes who have enrolled for the spring semester.

The Panthers welcome a pair of mid-year junior college signees in quarterback Clay Chastain, a 6-4, 211-pound sophomore from Georgia Military College and Powder Springs, Ga. (Harrison High School), and defensive lineman George Rogers, a 6-2, 296-pound junior from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Stillwater, Okla. (Stillwater High School).

Georgia State also added Tarris Batiste, a transfer from Indiana State. The 6-1, 205-pound linebacker played in 10 games as a redshirt freshman in 2012 and collected 24 tackles, three tackles for loss, one pass breakup and one forced fumble. He hails from Irvine, Calif., but moved to Cartersville, Ga., where he attended Cass High School. Batiste will sit out the 2013 season and then have two years of eligibility beginning in 2014.

Also enrolling at Georgia State is freshman running back Jonathan Jean-Bart of McDonough, Ga., who graduated from Henry County High in 2012 but sat out the fall after sustaining a knee injury during his senior season. He rushed for 536 yards in the first five games of 2011.

Name Pos Class

Ht., Wt.

Hometown Previous School
Tarris Batiste



6-1, 205

Cartersville, Ga. Cass HS/Indiana State
Clay Chastain



6-4, 211

Powder Springs, Ga. Harrison HS/Georgia Military College
Jonathan Jean-Bart



5-11, 201

McDonough, Ga. Henry County HS
George Rogers



6-2, 209

Stillwater, Okla. Stillwater HS/NE Oklahoma A&M