JUCO WR Jarvis Baxter delays decision


Trinity Valley JC wide receiver Jarvis Baxter planned to announce where he would continue his college football career today.

Those plans have since changed.

The Garland native who was at UNT’s Friday Night Lights camp recently to watch some of the high school prospects the Mean Green is recruiting said Friday that he has elected to put off his decision.

“I want to wait and see if some more options come along,” Baxter said. “Louisiana-Monroe offered last week. North Texas is still my top school right now.”

Baxter is friends with former UNT wide receiver Darnell Smith, who is also from Garland.

UNT is in great position to land Baxter, who committed to SMU out of high school, but his options are growing. New Mexico and New Mexico State have also offered. We talked to Baxter about his background over the summer as part of our ongoing UNT recruiting target series.

Baxter had a pretty good year last season, catching 49 passes for 767 yards and eight touchdowns while competing in one of the top leagues in junior college football.

Colleges from the top conferences on down often pluck players from the Texas junior colleges to plug holes in their depth chart.

Baxter could have a chance to become one of those players and is going to wait a little while longer to see what his options are.

“I am going to play the first three or four games and then make a decision, maybe before then,” Baxter said.

As of now, Baxter is leaving little doubt. UNT is No. 1 on his list of potential destinations.

What happens over the next few weeks will determine if UNT will remain there and add Baxter to its receiving corps.

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