It’s been a pretty busy couple of days on the football front as UNT has quickly started to fill up its 2013 recruiting class.
I spoke with Lake Travis offensive lineman Hunter Siddons, who committed to UNT late yesterday afternoon, and the Houston Chronicle mentioned that Missouri City Elkins wide receiver Darvin Kidsy has also committed to UNT.
I will track down Kidsy in the next day or so to get a little more on him, but Siddons is an interesting story.
I talked briefly about his background on the blog earlier today.
Siddons started for Lake Travis for the first time as a junior last season and really started to come on at the end of the year, according to head coach Hank Carter.
There were several schools that noticed and wanted to see more of Siddons in the spring. That’s where UNT got its break. Siddons had to have off-season shoulder surgery.
Very few coaches saw much of him in the spring. UNT felt like it had enough information, offered him a scholarship and convinced him to commit. Baylor and UTSA were showing interest.
In that way, he isn’t too much different from Guyer defensive back John Schilleci. He played cornerback last season and is moving to safety this year. There were some teams out there that wanted to see him at safety before offering. UNT went ahead and offered anyway.
Siddons attended UNT’s junior day last year and liked what the school had to offer.
“I love the campus and the whole setup,” Siddons said. “They are getting ready to do great things. They have a new coaching staff and you can see they are building up the program.”
Siddons appears as if he will be one of the building blocks UNT will continue to build with.
Check tomorrow’s paper for the full story.