DeSoto wide receiver Akile Davis and linebacker Chris Orr haven’t talked too seriously about playing together beyond high school, but when it comes to joking around, the idea of being teammates at North Texas comes up every once in a while.
UNT has been recruiting Orr, the younger brother of former Mean Green linebacker Zach Orr, over the last few months.
Mean Green recruiting coordinator Mike Grant told Davis about three weeks ago that UNT was ready to offer him as well in the hope that he would carry on the school’s tradition of featuring former DeSoto players.
UNT wide receiver Darius Terrell is also a DeSoto graduate.
“I know Darius, Zach and all of those guys,” Davis said. “They were excited about it when North Texas offered me. They are hoping North Texas will have another DeSoto guy coming.”
Davis is headed to Denton for the Mean Green’s spring game on Saturday afternoon. He attended a junior day at UNT in February.
“I’m excited about it,” Davis said. “I want to see the game type of environment and what that is like.”
Davis already has a positive opinion of UNT and feels like he could fit in well at the school and with the team.
“I like the offense they run,” Davis said. “They spread the ball around to a lot of different receivers. I also like the school. I want to study education and they have a good program.”
Davis caught 33 passes for 407 yards and five touchdowns last season, when he was a second-team All-District 7-5A selection.
Indiana has also offered Davis, while LSU, Texas Tech and Oklahoma State have shown interest.
“I want to see who else will come in,” David said. “I want to make a decision late this summer or early in the season.”