UNT is down to the bitter end in recruiting. There are just a few prospects left out there and only a few scholarships left for UNT to give out.
I mentioned that UNT was playing the waiting game with some key guys.
Here is the latest:
Sherman linebacker Kahlee Woods visited Texas Tech over the weekend, but left the school without a scholarship offer.
Woods said that UNT and Tech are the only schools he is considering. Colorado State and New Mexico are out of the picture.
This could come down to whether or not Louisiana linebacker Edward Williams commits to Texas Tech, Louisiana Tech or maybe even Tulane. He’s a nationally ranked prospect who was committed to Texas A&M before backing out. If Williams commits to Texas Tech — and he told Rivals.com he was leaning that way last week — it seems unlikely that Tech would have a spot left for Woods.
At that point, Woods would almost certainly sign with the Mean Green.
“I have not decided yet,” Woods said of what he will do if he receives a Tech offer. “I really don’t know. We want to sit down and talk about it. Tech said that they will let me know soon.”
One advantage Tech could have is having an academic program that fits what Woods is looking for in a college.
“I enjoyed my visit to Tech and they have the major I want,” Woods said. “I want to be a pediatric dentist. I like working with kids.”
Woods said that UNT is still solidly in the picture, no matter what Tech decides to do.
Jermaine Antoine, a cornerback from Louisiana, visited TCU in the last few days. Antoine has been committed to UNT for a while, but is still considering flipping at the last minute.
Antoine left Fort Worth without an offer from the Frogs, who had not put a scholarship on the table as of Sunday afternoon.
Antoine has been a little harder to read throughout the recruiting process.
He seemed set on UNT when I talked to him this afternoon.
“I committed to North Texas,” Antoine said. “That is where I’m going to go. I really like the coaching staff. They are humble, nice guys who take care of their players.”
What gives me pause is Antoine also talked to Ryan Osborne, who works for PurpleMenace.com, Rivals.com’s TCU site.
Antoine told Osborne that he is seriously considering TCU and would likely sign on with the Frogs if the school offers. Be sure to check out Osborne’s story.
Trent Delahoussaye, Antoine’s high school coach, has been backing UNT throughout the process.
There are always a few kids like this in recruiting who are really hard to read. I have no gut feeling on what Antoine will do.
The other guy out there is Van defensive tackle Syd Moore, who visited UNT late last week and is at UTEP this weekend. I have not talked to him, but I have talked to his coach Jared Moffatt.
My gut feeling is that UNT can land Moore, just based on Van being a little closer to home.
There is a chance UNT could receive commitments from all three players, which would make its class look a whole lot better. UNT has spots for 20. Don’t forget that UNT gray shirted some players last year. That is something UNT could consider again if it lands more players than it has spots for in its class.