Dylan McDorman will arrive at UNT in a matter of weeks, not months, after a scholarship opened up late in the Mean Green’s recruiting class, which raised a couple of questions:
First off, what impact will McDorman have?
And where did that scholarship come from any way?
The answer to the second question is one that makes sense now that I have had some time to think about it. UNT was hanging on to a scholarship in case Brock Berglund ended up deciding to play for the Mean Green.
Berglund flat said that he wasn’t going to go somewhere and pay his own way after the NCAA ruled that he was ineligible to receive a scholarship or play this season. He ended up deciding to enroll at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College and play the upcoming season there.
UNT was holding out hope that that the NCAA would allow Berglund to be eligible to receive a scholarship this year, even if he would have to sit out as a transfer. When the NCAA ruled that Berglund would have to pay his own way and he settled on going the JUCO route, McDorman had the opening he was hoping would come up.
I did a little digging to see where that scholarship came from before realizing that UNT was sitting on a scholarship for Berglund and put in a call to Frank Monica, the head coach at St. Charles Catholic in Louisiana. Linebacker LaJaylin Smith still has some work to do over the summer to qualify, but Monica is confident he will make it.
Smith was the first player who came to mind when it came to members of UNT’s last class who might not make it to town this fall.
Fortunately everything looks like it will work out.