Wednesday night recruiting notes (UNT waiting on another player to take visits)

One of the interesting aspects of the way the recruiting season has unfolded for UNT so far is that the Mean Green is doing a whole lot of waiting.

Waiting on prospects to take at least one more official visit after stopping by UNT.

That is not a bad thing. The hope for UNT fans is that the Mean Green will go after players other schools want and land them.

I just don’t remember a year when UNT is waiting on so many different players to finish taking visits to other places.

I’ll get to the full list in a minute, but we can add another name to the list of college shoppers.

Snow College JC tackle Justin Manu is at Youngstown today and will visit UNLV over the weekend, according to an assistant at Snow. Youngstown has been recruiting Manu the longest of any school and has a real shot at landing him. UNLV has a shot as well. Manu is a mid-term signee, so UNT will find out one way or another in the next few days.

To review, here is UNT’s list of other shoppers:

Louisiana corner Jermaine Antoine said he has UNT at the top of his list after visiting, but the three-star prospect, who would be a huge get, isn’t going to make a decision until he visits TCU in January.

Louisiana defensive end Claude George visited UNT and likes the school, but has a visit scheduled to Louisiana-Monroe in January and fully intends to take that trip before deciding.

South Garland defensive tackle Charles Walker is a UNT lean, but went on a visit to Houston. I need to check back to see where things stand, but haven’t gotten in touch with Walker or his coaches.

And don’t forget Houston wide receiver Darvin Kidsy has said he is keeping his options open after committing to UNT.

All of those guys are playing it smart. Recruiting trips are a treat and players should explore their options. I’m just sure UNT’s staff would feel a whole lot better if some of those guys would finish up those visits and commit to play for the Mean Green.

Manu certainly is among those players. UNT has been shopping for a JUCO tackle after losing Coleman Feeley to graduation.

UNT has Antonio Johnson, it’s top tackle, and LaChris Anyiam back. It seems like UNT wants a junior college player to provide another option and at least one more player in the rotation at the position with a lot of experience.

UNT pursued Trinity Valley’s Brandon Garrett, who committed to Oklahoma State.

Manu appears to be the next option.