Greer talks about decision to commit to UNT

It’s official now.

Josh Greer is on board with UNT.

The former Arlington standout, who made stops at UAB and Navarro JC, confirmed this afternoon that he committed to UNT.

Greer also had offers from Florida International and Georgia State.

Greer was recruited by Mike Canales and Mike Grant and has three years of eligibility remaining.

“Ever since I was in high school, I liked North Texas,” Greer said. “I enjoyed my visit. The final selling point for me was coach Canales. He sealed it and made me feel like North Texas is the best place for me.”

Greer will enroll at UNT at the semester break and participate in spring practice.

Greer put up good numbers at Navarro, throwing for 952 yards and seven touchdowns in just five games due to a broken collarbone.

He missed six weeks before coming back to throw for 254 yards and two touchdowns in the SWJCFC championship game.

He then helped lead Navarro past Hinds (Miss.) in the Brazos Valley Bowl.

The addition of Greer sets up what will be an interesting spring. Derek Thompson, UNT’s under-appreciated senior quarterback, will be gone after the Heart of Dallas Bowl.

Dajon Williams, Andrew McNulty, Brock Berglund and Connor Means will all be left to compete for the starting job.

A big part of the reason Greer is coming to UNT is that situation and what the Mean Green’s coaches told him about his chances to start.

“I feel like I will have a good opportunity,” Greer said. “I wanted to go somewhere I will have a chance to play right away.”

The addition of Greer sets up an interesting quarterback battle heading into the spring.

I will delve into that situation on the blog later, once we let news of the addition of Greer stew for a day or two.

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