Update 4:42 — Todd Eaglin posted a photo of him signing his letter of intent on his Instagram account. It just cleared UNT’s compliance office. UNT now has both of its signees in. Eaglin is expected to give UNT a pass-first point guard to go along with Chris Jones. And in a side note, UNT assistant Jeff Luster’s son has signed as well. Taylor Luster is headed to Missouri Southern, a Division II. That is coach Luster on the left. Taylor played at Hill College.
Update 1:35 — Muhammed Ahmed’s letter of intent has arrived. The forward was a third-team NJCAA All-American this season, when he averaged 17.6 points and 7.0 rebounds per game, a performance that earned him first-team All-Region IX honors. Ahmed was highly recruited and a key get for UNT, which needed to restock its front line after the departures of Keith Coleman and Kelvin Gaines. Ahmed is 6-foot-7 and can play inside and out. He should be a good fit for the up-tempo system UNT wants to move to next season.
The late signing period in basketball starts today.
Both have been committed to UNT for a few weeks. UNT is expecting their paper work to come through without any problems.
UNT is still out there recruiting and trying to add a few late pieces.
I exchanged messages with Paris JC center Nouhoum Bocoum, who visited UNT this spring. Bocoum was planning to visit Eastern Michigan and Houston after UNT, which we covered a few days ago.
Bocoum indicated that he has yet to decide where he will continue his college career. Blinn JC shooting guard Macari Brooks is still out there. I have not been able to get in touch with Brooks or Blinn coach Scott Schumacher to see where things stand. Brooks posted on Twitter that he planned to visit UNT at one point. We talked a little about Brooks a few days ago.
It looks like Eaglin and Ahmed could be it for today. I will update the blog if anything changes.
And on the football front, it doesn’t look like it is out of the realm of possibility that UNT could face a former Texas A&M quarterback next season. Matt Joeckel is leaving Texas A&M will use the fifth-year senior loophole to transfer and play this season. What makes it interesting/UNT related is …
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 16, 2014
UNT faces SMU in the second game of the season in the fall.
This is all pure speculation at this point, but it would be interesting. Joeckel is a good player. Could he transfer to SMU after spring practice, win the job and play against UNT?
What I wonder is if A&M would allow Joeckel to transfer to SMU. The Aggies play the Mustangs this year.
Teams often restrict players from transferring to schools they will play in the subsequent season.