I spent a few minutes today chatting with Harrison Sorge for a story that will be in tomorrow’s paper that will also include a few comments from Fort Bend Elkins coach Dennis Brantley on his wide receiver Darvin Kidsy, who committed to UNT a few days ago.
Sorge’s story — and Kidsy’s for that matter — follows a similar pattern that we have seen with several of the players UNT has landed so far.
Sorge had just one offer from UNT, but Texas State and New Mexico were interested. The big tackle liked the coaching staff and the fact UNT is close to home. He took the offer he had and couldn’t have been happier.
Kidsy was overshadowed by current teammate and fellow wide receiver J’Mon Moore, who is headed to Missouri, and his former teammate Chance Allen, who signed with Oregon last year. Brantley said Kidsy has better hands and runs better routes than the other two. But he’s also 5-11.
UNT grabbed him when it had the chance.
Basically, it comes down to a matter of faith.
UNT is taking a few players early who are a little farther down the boards of some of the major conference teams out there. UNT believes they will develop as seniors and be contributors on the college level.
That is the case with Sorge.
Rider coach Jim Garfield said that he really has come along, and yes, he did play well against stud Ryan defensive end Mario Edwards, who signed with Florida State. If you follow UNT football, you will be hearing that — a lot — heading into national signing day.
Sorge has all the size one could ask for and, yes, he is friends with Dylan McDorman, the defensive tackle who was supposed to grayshirt but was added to the 2012 class late.
Like I said, I will have more on Sorge in tomorrow’s paper.