Part of covering college football recruiting these days is reading the tea leaves on Twitter.
I took a peak tonight and it piqued my interest when Cedar Hill defensive end Xavier Washington tweeted “Mean Green”
And nothing else.
So I gave him a call.
Washington hasn’t committed to UNT or anyone else at this point, but when I asked him who he is considering he said the Mean Green is at the top of his list that also includes Nevada and Yale.
“I don’t want to make any hasty decisions even though I would feel comfortable there,” Washington said of UNT. “Yale would be a good place to go because of the education and there have been a lot of people from my school that went to Nevada.”
Washington wants to take his official visits.
He has already been to UNT for its Talon Talent camp earlier this summer.
“I hope to go back because I know a lot of people who go to school there,” Washington said. “That is where I am leaning right now.”
Washington has the Mean Green on his mind.
That can’t be a bad sign.
And as long as we are at it, here is the latest tally for the “Get Your Rear on the Record” contest. E-mail me your picks to firstname.lastname@example.org.
8-4 — Brandon Daniels, Ronald Parrish (RBP79)
7-5 — Andrew Morris, Christopher Walker, JRock, Greg Wagner, Gonzalo Maturino, Northeast Mean Green, James Stinson
7-6 — Rick Herold, Jonathan Dennis, Andrew J. Hinojosa (UNT Satchmo), Chris Van Cleave (UNT_rocket09), Henry Haskins
6-6 — Harry, Tom Crothers (Eagle MBA), Travis Scott, Shoss, bstnsportsfan3, adman, MeanGreenMatt, Josh Martin, mgfan (Zachary Hallak), NCMeanGreen, Rex Winn (Greenrex), Thomas Van Dieter (Eppie 96), BobFam, Keith Mazy (OXatUNT), Kellen Jemeyson, Scott Robertson (Hunter Green), James Monroe (JKvs.Himself), Alec McKinley, Bob Campbell (Ozark Eagle)
6-7 — Eagle83, Von Eaglin
5-8 — Brandon Cooper (UNT advances to C-USA title game on a tiebreaker and falls)
5-7 — Brett Vito, Rick Ashwander (Scratch1976), GreenBat, Greendylan, Thor, Travis Miller, Jim Hull, Allen Kriesman (Akriesman), Got5onit, Devin Axtman (An Aquarrian), Jared Morris, Eagle in Omaha, Cody Valle, Will Server, Phillip71, Skip Scott, Nathan Harvey
4-8 — UNT Flyer (Derrick Murray), Bryan Graves (UNTGuy5), Marc Hernandez, Adam Rosenfield, Lynn Ramsey, David Guilligan (Mean Green Scrappy)
3-9 — 97and03, filmerj, Rick Smith (GGRN-WHT)