Category: Football Recruiting

Class of 2019 National Signing Day

In the recruiting sites era, classes are judged by the rating of signees and how effectively those players fill their team’s needs, in both the short and long-term. However, as we have seen the college game transition from I-Formation, when run-heavy offenses were the norm instead of an anomaly. Most recruiting sites began before the…

North Texas Recruiting: Ideal Profiles

Signing Day is around the corner and per a request from friend-of-the blog, here is what North Texas is looking for. This is a compilation of some of the things written on this site and in the season preview e-book. We are not in the huddle or the game-planning sessions but after three years of…

2018 National Signing Day – February Additions

Seth Littrell mentioned in his press conference that he wanted to focus on defense a little after working to build the offense. The haul for February is small because of the roster situatoin. Litrell said he expects next year’s class to be 23-24 players. For more on the December signings read this post. Tim Faison…

Link: If you’re going to recruit in Texas …

Sam Khan Jr,  writing for ESPN:

But, still, it comes at a price. When tweets show a college coach’s interaction with a trainer or 7-on-7 coach, it validates them in the eyes of the players and raises eyebrows among high school coaches.

“In the state of Texas,” Hardeman said, “that’s a problem.”

It’s a reminder that Texas recruiting comes with some different unspoken rules than the primary grounds Fisher recruited at Florida State.

“That’s the way people operate in Florida,” Joseph said. “They don’t operate like that in Texas. I think he’s finding out more and more about that, too. You don’t necessarily have to meet with those people.”

Herman, with a few more years’ experience in the diplomacy of this Texas cold war — which he says helps him combat misperceptions — aims to educate the high school coaches who might have some hurt feelings.

“There is an element of ‘we’ve got to do business the way business is done,'” Herman said. “It’s not our job to change the way things are; it’s our job to find out who the influential people are in a young man’s life and make sure that we build relationships with them.”

This is a good dive into the intricacies of the recruiting game in this state. North Texas — for now? — does not seriously compete for the ESPN 300 guys. Still, keeping good relationships with coaches is an absolute must. Seth Littrell has a good reputation among coaches and Graham Harrell is the son of a long-time state HS coach so there is little danger of North Texas simply not knowing the hierarchy.

A little bird whispered into my ear that NT has a cool relationship with the 7v7 teams — this is simply a rumor and completely unverified, mind you — but that would make sense considering the staff’s respect for the way of doing business. Again, the rumor above is simply a rumor.

North Texas and Oklahoma Recruits

This short piece is interesting.  North Texas does have an Oklahoma University alumnus who won a national championship as the head coach, who also is the son of an Oklahoma University national champion. It certainly makes sense that he would have ties to the state and its crop of coaches. In fact, that is how…

Tashard Choice is the 10th Assistant

We are excited to announce that @coachchoice will be our new running backs coach here at North Texas!#NewDenton #UNTouchable pic.twitter.com/rBtIrZyv6D — North Texas Gridiron (@UNTGridiron) January 5, 2018 There were no rumors of movement or hires on the Littrell staff during the year and immediately after. The 10th assistant rule came into effect this January…

2018 NSD – December Signing Day

The first part of National Signing Day is more or less complete. There were no real surprises on this day, and that is generally a good thing. North Texas did try to flip a couple of commits from other CUSA schools and failed, and Illinois tried to flip Kevyon ‘KD’ Davis late in the game.…

2018 Signing Day Part 1

National Signing Day is early and no one really loves it whole-heartedly. The old February day still exists and has its own issues but all the coaches understood those issues and had a plan for working to mitigate them. This December date has teams scrambling and splitting time between bowl prep and recruiting. The North…