Cody Nelson, an offensive lineman from Keller, committed to UNT on Monday.
UNT recruited Nelson, 6-5, 270 pounds, as a tackle.
“I love the coaches and it’s close to home,” Nelson said late Tuesday.
UNT made Nelson a priority in recruiting and offered him a scholarship early. Nelson said that Texas Tech and Louisiana Tech told him that there was a possibility that he would be offered a scholarship if he attended their summer camps.
Nelson said that being a higher priority for UNT made the difference.
UNT safeties coach Noah Joseph recruited Nelson, who is trying to enter his senior season at 280 and then add another 10 pounds to be at 290 for his freshman season at UNT.
Nelson has played both right and left tackle for his high school team. He went to a UNT camp in June and also attended one of the Mean Green’s scrimmages during spring practice.
Nelson said that his commitment to UNT is firm and that he will not attend any other camps, including those put on by Texas Tech and Louisiana Tech.
“I have made my commitment and am not going to any more camps,” Nelson said.
Nelson’s commitment is just the latest for UNT, which is quickly putting together its 2013 class before the beginning of the second season of the Dan McCarney era.
Check back for more later and be sure to pick up a copy of tomorrow’s paper for more on Nelson. Here is the story I wrote today about Lake Travis tackle Hunter Siddons.