UNT appears to be on the verge of landing its second commitment for the Class of 2015.
Nate Brooks, a defensive back from Whitehouse UNT has been recruiting for several months, will be in Denton on Monday and said Sunday afternoon that he will likely “make it official” and commit to play for the Mean Green during his visit.
Ryan Walters and Noah Joseph were UNT’s defensive backs coaches when the Mean Green began recruiting Brooks. The 6-foot, 160-pound senior and his mother developed a relationship with both.
Brooks has since formed a connection with UNT running backs coach Tommy Perry, who recruits East Texas, as well as LaMarcus Hicks and Perry Carter, who have taken over coaching UNT’s cornerbacks and safeties, respectively.
Brooks’ mother will have a chance to meet both Hicks and Carter today.
Brooks was a first-team All-District 16-4A selection last season when he intercepted four passes. He is rated as a three-star prospect by 247 Sports.
UNT is recruiting Brooks as a cornerback, but the Mean Green’s coaches believe he has the skills the could make him a fit at safety, depending on the way he develops.
Brooks’ recruiting process has developed into a head-to-head battle between UNT and Louisiana Tech, which has also offered a scholarship.
It’s a battle UNT appears to be on the verge of winning and adding its class that already includes Tyler John Tyler wide receiver Rodney Bendy.
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WR Israel Williams, Waco Connally
OL Creighton Barr, Flower Mound Marcus
DB Niko Small, Arlington Bowie
OL Shane Block, Yukon, Okla.
OL Ken Marks, Beaumont Central
OL Rowdy Clark, Denton
OL Judd Terry, Denton
CB Jerbrell Lipscomb, Navasota
LB Diamon Cannon, Killeen Shoemaker
DE Sam Miller, Canton
WR Jarvis Baxter, Trinity Valley JC
DT Motekiai Maile, Tyler JC ———————– Committed to Oklahoma State
CB Taylor Robinson, Keller Central
OL Joseph Gonzales, Waco
OL Matt Hiter, Argyle
DB Nate Brooks, Whitehouse
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 —————————– Committed to SMU
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.