— TX 7on7 Association (@Texas7on7) July 12, 2014
A couple of players who have committed to UNT picked up some valuable experience in the state 7-on-7 tournament down in College Station this weekend.
Whitehouse advanced to the championship game before falling to Seven Lakes 42-25. One of Whitehouse’s star defensive backs is Nate Brooks, who committed to UNT a few weeks ago.
Tyler John Tyler also made a deep run in the tournament, falling in the quarterfinals to Whitehouse. Here is the full Division I bracket.
ETSN.FM also made mention of Bendy catching a 2-yard touchdown pass in a win over Somerset.
Bendy has been turning heads late in the summer. Brian Perroni of 247 Sports mentioned in his 7-on-7 tournament coverage that Houston and Oklahoma are starting to show interest in Bendy.
The obvious evaluation is that UNT is doing a good job in identifying talent. Football is a team game, but in a 7-on-7 situation, each guy out there is pretty key. It’s a great sign for UNT that it has a couple of guys who played in the state tournament.
The gamble in the whole deal — and there is no real choice for UNT in the matter — is that both Bendy and Brooks played in front of a ton of college coaches during the tournament. My gut feeling is that UNT hangs on to both Brooks’ cousin is UNT freshman wide receiver Tee Goree. Bendy was also high on UNT when he committed.