Kahlee Woods already knew quite a bit about UNT before visiting the school over the weekend. Zac Whitfield — one of Woods’ former Sherman teammates — plays for the Mean Green and the school is right up the road.
What Woods had always heard is that the school’s football program has a family-like atmosphere.
Woods’ experiences during an official visit over the weekend bolstered that feeling.
“It went great,” Woods said. “I went in there with an open mind. I know Zac and he talked about how everyone is part of the family there. When I went home, I felt like that was true. They made me feel at home.”
Woods said long before he visited UNT that he would take all of his official visits after narrowing the list of schools he is considering to four — UNT, Texas Tech, New Mexico and Colorado State.
Woods has already been to all of those schools other than Texas Tech. He will make the trip to Lubbock on Feb. 1, just days before national signing day on Feb. 6.
“I’m going to take my visit to Texas Tech and see how it goes,” Woods said. “I am going to make a decision pretty quickly after that. I’m still pretty open.”
UNT is recruiting Woods as a middle linebacker.
“They like that I can play in space,” Woods said. “They said it would be up to me if I played right away or redshirt if I came to North Texas.”
One advantage UNT would seem to have in the race for Woods is that the school is so close to Sherman.
Woods said that while it would be nice to be close to home, proximity would not be a big factor in his decision.
CSU would be pretty far from home for Woods, but he said the relationship he and his parents have developed with the coaches at CSU would reduce any concerns about playing at a school out of the state.
While proximity could favor UNT in the race for Woods, it appeared to hurt the Mean Green when it comes to Sergio Medina. The linebacker prospect committed to UNT in December, but backed out of that pledge to commit to Tulane on Sunday.
Medina started off his senior season playing linebacker but moved to running back after his team lost its first four games. He went on to rush for 1,146 yards in seven games and was named the MVP of District 8-5A.
UNT recruited Medina as a linebacker.