Davion Freeman has shown the ability to do a little of everything during his high school career at Del City High in Oklahoma City.
Freeman has played cornerback and slot receiver, where he is often involved in the running game on sweeps and option plays. He also returns kickoffs and punts.
That versatility has attracted the attention of colleges across the country, including UNT.
The Mean Green offered Freeman in January and is squarely in the race to sign the 5-foot-9, 157-pound standout who also has offers from Arkansas State, New Mexico State, New Mexico and Wyoming. Here are his Hudl highlights.
UNT tight ends coach Nick Quartaro is recruiting Freeman as a cornerback.
“My versatility is one of my strengths with my speed and the way I see the field,” Freeman said.
That versatility has opened a wealth of options for Freeman, who is carefully considering not only where he wants to play, but also the position he will play on the college level.
Freeman scored four receiving touchdowns as a junior and also intercepted two passes.
“The type of role I will play is important to me and so is the environment,” Freeman said. “Right now, I don’t know which side I will play on, but I like to catch the ball and score.”
Freeman attended an event for juniors at UNT in February and said he likes what he sees in the school. He has also developed a solid relationship with Quartaro.
The proximity of UNT to Freeman’s home could give the Mean Green an edge in the recruiting process.
“I want to go somewhere where my mom and family can come see me play,” Freeman said.
UNT already has commitments from two cornerbacks in Ashton Preston, another Oklahoma product, and Nate Brooks of Whitehouse.
UNT’s coaches have told Freeman that they plan to sign three or four cornerbacks in their 2015 recruiting class.
Freeman is one of the players UNT is looking at for one of those final cornerback spots, but he’s in no hurry to make a decision on where he will play in college.
“I want to see how the season goes and then go from there,” Freeman said. “I want to play my senior season before I decide.”
Mean Green blog recruiting series
DE Dailon Holmes, Denton
WR D’erren Wilson, Dallas Bishop Dunne
OL Bryce Wilds, Brazosport
DL Dustin McWhorter, Graham
DB Ashton Preston, Edmond (Okla.) Santa Fe
DB Hayden Davidson, Richland
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———-Committed to Louisiana-Lafayette
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————————-Committed to Duke
OL Kaden Jackson, Kingfisher (Okla.)High
LB Angelo Garbutt, Lewisville Hebron
LB Clay Holford, Lewisville Hebron————-Committed to Eastern Michigan
ATH Billy McCrary, Leander Rouse —————————– Committed to SMU
QB Chris Riddle, University Christian, Jacksonville, Fla.
CB Nafees Lyon, Charlotte (N.C.) Mallard Creek———-Committed to Charlotte
DL Carl Thompson, Guyer—————————————Committed to Kansas
OL Beau Hott, Plano——————————-Committed to Oregon State
WR Akile Davis, DeSoto
ATH Jonathan Giles, Fort Bend Elkins ———— Committed to Texas Tech
OL Clayton Woods, Highland Park———————–Committed to UTSA
DL Keenan Kelly, Cedar Grove, Ga.