Saturday night notes (tennis team falls, recruiting notes, et cetera)

It’s been a busy day in the world of UNT athletics.

The big news of the day came in tennis, where UNT fell to Rice 4-0 in the semifinals of the Conference USA tournament tournament.

The Mean Green was swept in four singles matches. UNT had a young team without any seniors and dealt with a host of key injuries.

UNT coach Sujay Lama said before the conference tournament that his team would have to win it to get to the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in the last five years. UNT had a solid year overall, though.

Meanwhile on the football front …

The Texas spring game was today. The story of the day was the way the Longhorns struggled on offense and the race for the starting quarterback job.

David Ash is out with an injury. The Longhorns’ struggles give UNT hope, justifiably so. There are a couple of angles to watch, though. USC transfer Max Wittek could end up at Texas, which would change the complexion of the Longhorns’ offense.

The real potential zinger is that stud Guyer quarterback Jerrod Heard will arrive in the fall. Heard can flat play. Seeing Heard start for Texas against the hometown Mean Green would be a heck of a story.

Football recruiting is also in full swing. Here are a couple of developments on UNT targets …

Georgia linebacker/defensive end Keenan Kelly visited Georgia Tech. UNT has offered Kelly and will have a better chance if Georgia and Georgia Tech stay on the sideline.

UNT was also in on Nafees Lyon before it changed over defensive back coaches. It looks like there is a chance Lyon will end up at Charlotte, which is joining C-USA.

And since the question has been asked, it does not sound like former Euless Trinity defensive lineman Hafoka Olie will end up signing with UNT late. I’m not saying that he won’t end up at UNT as a walk-on, but I don’t foresee UNT using the scholarship it carried over from its last class on the fireplug of an interior lineman.

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