Tuesday afternoon football notes

We are into the off-season now, but there are a couple of tidbits on the football front worth talking about.

First off, I was able to confirm with UNT officials yesterday what a few people close to the program — and UNT’s Guyer contingent — had been indicating over the last few days. San Diego State transfer defensive lineman Dan Kottman is no longer with the program — at least not at this point.

We covered the story when he enrolled at UNT pretty extensively due to the fact he was a pretty good player and a former Guyer standout.

Kottman had some medical issues when he arrived. UNT didn’t put him on scholarship immediately. He hoped to earn one once he showed that he was healthy.

And in other news, this is the first day of the spring evaluation period for football recruiting.

Recruiting coordinator Mike Grant and the rest of UNT’s coaches will be out on the road over the next several weeks seeing prospects across the state and the country.

UNT has landed most of its key recruits late over the last several years. Most top prospects (the guys UNT wants) have held out for Big 12/SEC offers in the past. I have talked to a few UNT targets over the last several days. Several of them told me they will hold out until the end of the summer to see who comes in. One never knows, though. We could start to see some activity.

Here is a link to the latest installment of our targets series on Fort Bend Elkins athlete Jonathan Giles, which also includes links to previous installments.

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