UNT’s series of summer visits for incoming seniors continued to pay off on Monday when Whitehouse cornerback Nate Brooks committed to play for the Mean Green.
Officially committed to The University of North Texas!!
— Nate Brooks (@brooks_96) June 16, 2014
Brooks said on Sunday night that he was all but sure he would commit to UNT once he went on another visit to the school with his mother. UNT began recruiting Brooks while cornerbacks coach Ryan Walters and safeties coach Noah Joseph were still on staff.
UNT hired Perry Carter and LaMarcus Hicks to coach safeties and cornerbacks, respectively, after both Walters and Joseph left the staff for higher paying jobs at Indiana and Memphis respectively.
UNT running backs coach and special teams coordinator Tommy Perry continued to recruit Brooks, who quickly developed a relationship with the Mean Green’s new secondary coaches.
The final step in the process was Monday’s visit when Brooks’ mother had a chance to meet both Perry and Hicks.
Brooks will come to UNT as a cornerback, but could move to safety, depending on the way he develops.
Brooks is rated a two-star prospect by 247 Sports and picked UNT over Louisiana Tech, the Mean Green’s Conference USA rival, which also offered.
I will have more on Brooks in tomorrow’s paper. Stay tuned.