UNT recruiting target series — Judd Terry

Judd Terry

The idea of playing in a state where the weather turns cold in the fall isn’t particularly appealing to Denton standout lineman Judd Terry. Neither is the prospect of venturing too far away from home.

If Terry has his way, he will spend his four years in college in Texas.

That desire to stay close to Denton puts UNT in an advantageous position. The Mean Green offered Terry a scholarship just a few days ago during the NFL draft.

“That was exciting,” Terry said of receiving the offer. “I don’t want to go far.”

UNT offensive line coach Mike Simmonds is recruiting Terry, who came by campus recently to watch UNT work out and is scheduled to participate in the Mean Green’s summer camp on June 8.

“I am looking forward to it,” Terry said. “I have been to a couple of spring practices and like coach Simmonds, but I want to go to camp to get a better understanding of what it would be like to play there.”

Terry, who is 6-foot-3 and 280 pounds, was an honorable mention All-District 5-4A selection last season. Here are his Hudl highlights.

UNT is the only school that has offered Terry a scholarship at this point, but Texas State, UTEP and Louisiana-Monroe are showing interest.

Terry has shown versatility during his career. He started at guard for Denton as a sophomore, moved to tackle his junior season because it was best for the team and will return to guard as a senior.

UNT is recruiting Terry as a guard.

Terry is part of arguably one of the better crop of prospects Denton High has featured in recent years. Denton also features Dailon Holmes, a highly regarded defensive end, and Rowdy Clark, another offensive lineman who appears likely to sign with a team competing on the Football Bowl Subdivision level.

Holmes has an offer from Arkansas State and could end up being the most highly recruited of the trio. UNT has offered all three and could try to lure them as a package deal. UNT has long wanted to open a pipeline to the trio of local schools — Denton, Denton Ryan and Denton Guyer.

UNT landed safety John Schilleci from Guyer and saw him make an immediate contribution on special teams as a freshman last season.

“We have talked about going somewhere together, but not seriously,” Terry said.

Terry wants to go to at least a few camps over the summer to see what his options will be.

Considering his desire to stay close to home, playing for UNT is an opportunity that could be tough for Terry to pass up.

Mean Green blog recruiting series
CB Jerbrell Lipscomb, Navasota
LB Diamon Cannon, Killeen Shoemaker
DE Sam Miller, Canton
WR Jarvis Baxter, Trinity Valley JC
DT Motekiai Maile, Tyler JC
CB Taylor Robinson, Keller Central
OL Joseph Gonzales, Waco
OL Matt Hiter, Argyle
LB Jordan Williams, Paris
OL Erik McCoy, Lufkin
OL Riley Daniel, Ringling, Okla.
DL RD Wegmann, Wichita Falls Rider
OL Evan Curl, Flower Mound
ATH Keith Washington, Brazoswood
OL Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher (Okla.)High
LB Angelo Garbutt, Lewisville Hebron
LB Clay Holford, Lewisville Hebron
ATH Billy McCrary, Leander Rouse
QB Chris Riddle, University Christian, Jacksonville, Fla.
CB Nafees Lyon, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
DL Carl Thompson, Guyer
OL Beau Hott, Plano
WR Akile Davis, DeSoto
ATH Jonathan Giles, Fort Bend Elkins — Committed to Texas Tech
OL Clayton Woods, Highland Park
DL Keenan Kelly, Cedar Grove, Ga.