UNT’s grand recruiting tour of Texas made its hometown stop today over at Apogee Stadium.
I swung by twice to do a little snooping around.
To be up front about it, it’s pretty hard to pick out specific prospects at camps like these. About half the players wear UNT camp T-shirts. Only a few are in school gear and none of them have name tags on.
With that being said, I was able to pick out a few players while asking around and just recognizing people.
Sherman quarterback Dru Smith is impossible to miss because of his spectacular salad.
The Lake Dallas seniors were there, including the younger brother of Oklahoma right tackle Daryl Williams and I believe Graysen Schantz, a defensive end UNT is interested in. Williams’ younger brother Tim Williams is an outside linebacker.
Nick Orr, younger brother of UNT middle linebacker Zach Orr, was there. He’s a 2014 cornerback from DeSoto.
Wide receiver/defensive back Turner Smiley of Frisco Wakeland was on hand. He appears to be a top target.
There were more than 200 players there who went through drills and spoke with UNT’s coaches.
Schools that had players there based on T-shirts, car window stickers and talking with coaches/parents included Garland Naaman Forrest, Odessa Permian, Fort Worth Christian, Waco Reicher, Flower Mound Marcus, Lake Dallas, Keller, DeSoto, Richardson Pearce, Kennedale, Lewisville, Lindsay, Gainesville, Frisco Wakeland and The Colony.
There are dozens more I certainly missed.
UNT usually pulls a few kids during its camp tour. We should hear something in the next few days. I also typically hear from several players when they commit later in the process who say they attended one of UNT’s camps.
It was pretty hot out there today. Head coach Dan McCarney was reminding parents to drink plenty of water. Fortunately, no one keeled over when I was out there.
I never would have thought to remind parents to hydrate.
UNT’s coaches were certainly on their game.
Having your mom pass out at camp probably would not leave a good impression with most high school kids.