I mentioned a few days back that one of the top local football players came off the board when Argyle wide receiver Ian Sadler committed to Texas Tech.
Well, UNT is after another two players from the same school.
Linebacker Sam Sizelove has been sitting on a UNT offer for quite a while. There are a host of major conference schools after him.
The third guy out there is Connor Wilson, a defensive back who Texas Tech, Houston and SMU have also offered. One of our high school writers mentioned this week that the word is the team to look out for may be Kansas State.
The Wildcats have offered. That could end up being a Sizelove-Wilson package deal to KSU.
And remember, I said could.
Wilson is just another top area prospect to watch.
And speaking of local talent, MaxPreps named DFW one of the top cities in the country for producing NBA talent.
It’s also one of the top cities in the country for producing college level talent and has been a key spot for UNT over the last several years. UNT landed Tony Mitchell, Jordan Williams, Chris Jones and a host of other Dallas area prospects the last several years. I’m not counting transfers in the equation here.
This year, UNT is bringing in Greg Wesley from Arlington Seguin. He was a terrific get. Josh Friar is another Texas player coming in.
Most of the rest of UNT’s players are coming from all across the country as Tony Benford’s staff casts a bit of a wider net.
Nothing wrong with that.
I just get a sense from UNT basketball fans I talk to that there is a concern about going that route since recruiting strategies outside of Texas have been a consistent bust over the years.
The California JUCO strategy in football back in the day didn’t work out. Dan McCarney decided to abandon Louisiana unless there is a family connection after a couple of years of spending time and money there and losing a couple of key targets late last year. The Mississippi JUCO strategy to fill holes didn’t work out all that well in football, either.
DFW was good to UNT in the past and the new staff wants to hit that area that has been so fruitful hard in the future.
It will be interesting to watch how big a part of the strategy it is.