This list has been discussed a little bit already, but I thought it was worth weighing in on Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s rankings of the recruiting classes in the state thus far
UNT checks in at No. 11 out of 12, behind all the teams you would expect, including TCU and SMU (sorry, the Ponies have been to a few bowl games lately). UNT is ranked in front of UTEP, but behind Rice, Texas State and UTSA.
It’s still early and UNT could make a run late, especially since Texas schools it competes against for recruits are quickly filling up. There are a lot of good players out there still, but it is a bit concerning.
And yes, recruiting good, highly rated and coveted players does make a difference in college football.
Just look at how far one really good recruiting class carried UNT back in the early to mid 2000s. And what has happened since then.
In other news, the UNT soccer team plays in the Sun Belt semifinals today against Western Kentucky, the team that bounced the Mean Green from last year’s tournament and beat UNT in its regular season finale this year.
UNT will be out for revenge today. You can watch the game here.