Signing day is long in the books, but there were a couple of key developments on the football recruiting front in last day or so.
If one remembers back to signing day, Dan McCarney said UNT would hang on to a scholarship in case anyone posts a qualifying test score late. I talked to Euless Trinity coach Steve Lineweaver, who confirmed early this afternoon that defensive tackle Hafoka Olie has done just that.
Lineweaver said that there are already a few programs who have jumped into the race to sign Olie, who signed with Tyler Junior College in case he has to go the two-year college route to the FBS level.
UNT has been recruiting Olie for some time and offered him a scholarship earlier in the process. Lineweaver said the Mean Green is still in the hunt.
“I would love for him to play right there up the road,” Lineweaver said. “He’s a classic nose guard. He’s quick and weighs right at 290 pounds.”
I have a call out to Olie.
A few days ago, we wrote about the possibility of Vershad and Rashad Jackson ending up at UNT. The former Fort Bend Marshall defensive backs signed with New Mexico, but left the school. They were at practice last week.
I left a message for Marshall coach James Williams, who called me back this week.
Williams coached the brothers for just one year. The Jacksons played at Marshall their senior year after making stops at Houston Yates and Fort Bend Hightower.
Williams hasn’t spoken to the brothers recently, but confirmed what we already know — that the Jackson brothers have a ton of talent.
“They were both college level athletes and have good skill,” Williams said. “The ability is there.”
The brothers are looking for somewhere to turn all that potential into production and said they plan on enrolling at UNT.