UNT landed a quarterback, likely the first of two for the 2013 Class, this morning when Austin Connally product DaJon Williams committed to play for the Mean Green.
The 6-3, 180-pound dual-threat quarterback picked UNT over Louisiana Tech and Montana.
He was a second-team All-district 16-4A selection as a junior.
Williams attended UNT’s Junior Camp in Denton and later participated in the team’s satellite camp in Round Rock.
UNT’s coaches made it clear to Williams that they needed to add multiple quarterbacks in their 2013 class.
Williams was near the top of UNT’s list of prospects it was targeting at the position. He threw for 1,977 yards with 25 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year. He is also an all-state baseball player.
Williams has family in the Dallas area and was impressed by UNT’s facilities and its coaching staff.
Justin Gaines recruited Williams. Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Mike Canales was also involved in recruiting Williams, who called head coach Dan McCarney to officially commit late Wednesday afternoon.
Pflugerville Connally head coach Howard McMahan said that he considers Williams an outstanding prospect because of his combination of size, speed and ability as a passer.
Check back for more on the blog later. I will also have a story in tomorrow’s paper.