North Texas will host one of its top recruiting targets this weekend, just days after it finished the second season of the Dan McCarney era.
Jermaine Antoine, a 5-10 athlete from Loreauville, La., UNT is recruiting as a cornerback and return man, will be among a handful of prospects who will visit Denton.
Antoine has more than a half a dozen scholarship offers and is rated No. 46 on Rivals.com’s rankings of players who are being recruited as athletes nationally.
UNT cornerbacks coach Justin Gaines is recruiting Antoine and will have an in-home visit with him Tuesday.
“North Texas is at the top of my list,” Antoine said. “My relationship with the coaches is really good. I feel like I would be at home there and fit in really well.”
UNT’s competition for Antoine will likely be TCU, which is recruiting him as a slot receiver.
Antoine said that TCU has not officially offered him a scholarship yet, but has informed him that he will be offered one when he takes his official visit to the school sometime in December or January.
Loreauville head coach Trent Delahoussaye said that Antoine excels in the open field and could be an effective kick and punt returner and play several positions on the college level.
Delahoussaye said that the time Gaines has spent recruiting Antoine has made an impact. Antoine needs to improve both his core GPA and his standardized test score slightly to meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
“Coach Gaines sat down and laid out a plan to get him eligible and what they are going to do to help him get there,” Delahoussaye said. “I am all for North Texas. They did a great job of laying out a plan.”
Antoine said he plans to decide where he will continue his career in college after visiting TCU.