UNT recruiting target series — Hayden Davidson

Hayden Davidson thought he was doing little more than plowing through another one of those tasks that all college football prospects face when he filled out a questionnaire a few weeks ago for the coaching staff at UNT.

That simple task helped spark a whirlwind of activity when it came to the Richland outside linebacker’s recruitment that culminated with a scholarship offer and an invitation to UNT’s recent series of campus visits for juniors high on the Mean Green’s wish list.

UNT offered Davidson a week after he filled out the form and had him up to campus for a visit a short time later.

“That made my whole day to get a scholarship offer,” Davidson said.

The reasons behind Davidson’s excitement are understandable. UNT is the only school to offer him a scholarship thus far and is showing that he is a top priority. Kansas State and Iowa State have shown some interest. The Cyclones are recruiting Davidson as a nickel back.

UNT’s coaches envision Davidson moving to safety on the college level.

“I enjoyed the visit,” Davidson said. “The coaching staff is second to none. Coach McCarney opened my eyes. I am seriously considering committing. One thing that stood out to me is that North Texas is a sleeping giant that is now awake and where it should be.”

Davidson, who is 5-11, 205, was a first-team All-District 4-5A selection and an honorable mention all-state pick last season.

UNT safeties coach Perry Carter is recruiting Davidson and has already made an impression.

“I have gotten to know him,” Davidson said. “I like his intensity and what he is going to bring to the table.”

While Davidson likes what he has seen in UNT, he wants to see the Mean Green in action and see if any more offers come along before making a decision.

“I want to see a good game day environment,” Davidson said. “It’s not that in high school. I want to see fans who come out and see their team regardless if they won the previous week or not.”

UNT football commitments
WR Rodney Bendy, Tyler John Tyler
DB Nate Brooks, Whitehouse
DE Sam Miller, Canton

Mean Green blog recruiting series
DB Cade Erwin, Flower Mound Marcus
OL Tyler Moore, Galena Park North Shore
OL Abdul Beecham, Converse Judson
WR Israel Williams, Waco Connally
OL Creighton Barr, Flower Mound Marcus
DB Niko Small, Arlington Bowie——————————–Committed to TCU
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.