Monday morning notes (recruiting tidbits, thoughts)

The weekend was far from an off time for UNT in terms of news.

The Mean Green hosted its final camp of the summer on Friday and picked up its kicker of the future in Trevor Moore from Edmond a short time later.

And while it’s not news, we did run the first two parts of my series on UNT’s 100th anniversary.

Be sure to check out:

Part I: Where UNT stands and where it’s headed at 100

Part II: UNT’s history is full of milestone moments, a look back at 100 years of Mean Green football

As far as my thoughts on Moore, I like UNT taking a kicker in this class.

UNT has needs. There is no doubt about it.

It seems like half the team is graduating this year. There are key starters to replace all over the place. Some of those spots might be filled by redshirt freshmen, but UNT will need to come away with a good class in 2014. UNT has too many needs, not to mention a need to upgrade its talent.

UNT is back to having 85 scholarships, so I can’t imagine that UNT won’t have enough slots for a class of 25 this spring. That class could provide UNT some help.

Taking a kicker with one of those 25 scholarships only makes sense.

There is nothing more demoralizing for a team than having an unreliable kicker who gives away games.

UNT shouldn’t have that problem with Moore on board. He’s one of the top kickers in the country.

And in a side note, we always keep track of the recruiting battles between UNT and SMU, a school and program that Mean Green fans generally despise.

I bring it up because Carter wide receiver Jordan Ingram, one of the players both schools were after, committed to SMU this weekend. Iowa State and Texas State were also in the hunt, along with UNT.

UNT already landed Fonzale Davis of South Oak Cliff, who is a pretty similar player.

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