That has been the case for Bishop Dunne wide receiver D’erren Wilson.
Wilson had listed out his offers a few times and didn’t realize that UNT should be on his list until it was pointed out to him recently by one of the Mean Green’s assistant coaches.
“I didn’t realize that they had offered me,” Wilson said. “That was a surprise. They told me that they offered me on Tuesday.
“I have nine offers now. It’s exciting to have that many options.”
Indiana and BYU are among the other teams that have offered Wilson, who is being recruited by UNT wide receivers coach Mike Grant.
Wilson, who is 6-foot-3 and 181 pounds, said that Grant has made a good impression so far as he considers his options and what opportunities the schools that have offered him present. Here are his Hudl highlights.
Before looking at schools, Wilson took the time to line out what is important to him when it comes a program.
“I’m looking for playing time, and I want to play for a team that throws the ball,” Wilson said.
UNT could have a few advantages over some of the out-of-state schools that are recruiting him. Wilson’s girlfriend is going to school at TWU and he has a friend who plans to walk on at UNT this year.
UNT also made a good impression during its breakout season that saw the Mean Green finish 9-4 and beat UNLV in the Heart of Dallas Bowl.
“UNT is coming up big time,” Wilson said.
Wilson will visit UNT during its annual Friday Night Lights camp on July 25 to get a better idea of what the school has to offer.
“I am still weighing my options and want to take visits before I decide,” Wilson said. “I really want to commit before the summer is over, but it’s tough with the options I have to consider.”
Mean Green blog recruiting series
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
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————————————-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
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.