Sunday afternoon recruiting notes Part II (Chris Loving commits to UNT)

Chris Loving, a highly regarded tight end from Blinn College, has committed to UNT.

Loving confirmed this afternoon that he chose UNT over Kansas State.

“Kansas State offered, but I felt like North Texas was the right place for me,” Loving said.

Loving said that the opportunity to play in Texas, where his family could get to games played a big part in his decision. UNT’s move to Conference USA was also a factor for Loving, who said it will offer him a chance to play against better competition than if the team was still in the Sun Belt.

Mike Grant recruited Loving, who at 6-4, 265, is already big enough from a physical standpoint to come in and play right away. UNT’s coaches sold him on the fact that he could help fill the void at tight end left by the graduation of Andrew Power.

Loving was an honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Athletics Conference selection last season.

Loving will have to finish his two-year degree before he enrolls at UNT. He is expected to be on campus in August. Loving will have two years of eligibility remaining at UNT.