I thought that there might be a bit of news to come down today on either the football or basketball front.
The will-he-or-won’t-he story on former Oklahoma and Marquette guard T.J. Taylor is still floating out there. My money is on him ending up at UNT, but there has yet to be any confirmation from anyone.
UNT is also coming off its big Friday Night Lights camp in football.
I floated some of the names that were at the camp. Check back on the blog and on my Twitter account for more.
The fallout has not been so much in terms of commitments, but in guys who are showing more interest in UNT now.
I mentioned that Red Oak tight end Jeremiah Gaines was there. He also visited during spring practice.
Damon Sayles, who used to work at the DMN, has an update on Gaines cutting his list of schools to six
UNT, bitter rival SMU, Washington State, Wake Forest, California and Central Florida are all still in the race.
I mentioned the other day that UNT could really use a high-profile guy who would get other recruits and fans excited. Gaines, while not a quarterback, running back, wide receiver or impact defensive player, would certainly qualify.
I didn’t mention it earlier, but when I was chatting with West Mesquite coach Kyle Ward, he mentioned that Traveon Jones did well Friday night. He is tiny at 5-8, even for a cornerback, but he seems to be picking up some steam in recruiting, according to Ward. I just didn’t realize how much.
One advantage Jones will have is that a ton of coaches who come to see all the other top talent on a team with a half dozen high-major players will also see him play.
That does make a big difference.
UNT’s coaches knew a lot about several of the players who were at the camp, but a few more did catch the staff’s eye. We will see down the line how many additional players pick up offers.