One of North Texas’ goals heading into its summer camps tour was to get a closer look at some of the better prospects in the state and a feel for the talent level of some they might offer later in the process.
Marshall offensive lineman Chett Munden was among those prospects and capitalized on his opportunity Tuesday when UNT’s coaches swung through Tyler.
UNT was considering offering the 6-foot-6, 305-pound tackle and followed through after coach Dan McCarney and offensive line coach Mike Simmonds saw him in action up close during the camp.
“That was the first one,” Munden said of his offer from UNT. “I was very excited. I couldn’t go to sleep last night. Coach Simmonds and coach McCarney said that I did really well.”
Simmonds had seen Munden during Marshall’s spring practices and invited him to UNT’s satellite camp.
Munden was a first-team All-District 14-4A selection last season.
Texas State, SMU, Louisiana Tech, Oklahoma State and Louisiana-Lafayette are all showing interest in Munden, but have yet to offer.
Munden is projected to play tackle at the college level.
“Every college coach has told me that I have a great frame,” Munden said. “They say they can’t coach size.”
Munden has started considering where he wants to continue his career and has a good idea of what he is looking for in a school.
“I want to go somewhere my family can watch me play and get some playing time as a freshman or redshirt and then play,” Munden said. “I don’t want to go somewhere there are a lot of people ahead of me.”
UNT’s depth chart at tackle is in doubt heading into the fall, when the Mean Green will have to make a decision where to play Cyril Lemon. The senior standout came out of spring practice slated to start at right tackle, but could move back inside to guard. Left tackle Antonio Johnson will be a senior.
UNT has some good prospects behind those two seniors, including sophomore Ryan Rentfro, but will have to reevaluate its tackle spot after the upcoming season.
The opportunities that are available is one factor that could help UNT.
“I have looked at their depth chart and they have a lot of older players,” Munden said. “I really like the coaches and how close the school is.”
Munden doesn’t plan on waiting long to decide where he will continue his college career.
“I want to make a decision about the time the season starts,” Munden said. “That way I can get it out of the way.”
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ATH Keith Washington, Brazoswood
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CB Nafees Lyon, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek
DL Carl Thompson, Guyer
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