(Updated) Friday afternoon notes (Peters update, star UNT athlete to transfer to Texas)

I had planned to delve into UNT’s situation at defensive tackle heading into next season now that Richard Abbe has been suspended indefinitely, but a couple of other good news tidbits have come up this afternoon that I thought were worth mentioning.

First off, I’ve talked to multiple people who said that Zach Peters’ visit to UNT went well. The former Plano Prestonwood Christian standout and Kansas forward was on campus yesterday and got to see what UNT has to offer.

He would be a good fit for UNT. He’s 6-foot-9, can run the floor, rebound and defend, which is pretty much everything UNT is looking for.

It sounds like he will make a couple of other visits before deciding what to do.

I have yet to get a call/text back from him.

Stay tuned.

And while this is a little off the radar for most UNT fans, it looks like UNT is going to see one of its star athletes in the Olympic sports realm leave the program.

I received a tip today that swimmer Kimmy Phillips, who became the first swimmer in program history to compete in the NCAA Championships, this fall is transferring to Texas.

UNT lost head coach Joe Dykstra to Utah. When that happened, Phillips asked for and received her release. A UNT spokesman confirmed that the school has given her a transfer release. She is free to go anywhere at this point. She finished 26th nationally in the 1650 free.

Phillips will be a fifth generation Longhorn. She is from Denton and went to school at Argyle.

Kind of a tough break for UNT.

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