Category: Football Recruiting

2018 Recruiting Update

The job never ends, there is no offseason, there are no off days. This thing is a grind and the NT staff is out here evaluating and making offers. MGN is compiling the list of offers as we can gather and verify them. The recruiting services are still the primary source of much of the…

2017 National Signing Day Recap

National Signing Day came and went with few surprises. Tre’von Bradley did, in fact, get flipped by Houston, but even that was not very surprising considering the rumors after his visit with The Major. Here is the class and some thoughts. Billy wrote a primer that covers most of the ins-and-outs coming into today that…

Vito: Remington Lutz Decommits

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UNT wide receivers coach Joel Filani discussed the move with Lutz before he made his decision to look for another school at which he can continue his career.

“They wanted me to play a position I didn’t want to play,” Lutz said. “I was doing what is best for me. I talked with coach Filani and they said they didn’t have much of a use for a tight end. They de-emphasized the position in their offense.”

There is room for an H-Back/TE type position here, but not just the blocking type. Cannon Maki got lots of time as the H-back (playing as a FB) late in the year after filling in (essentially) for Kelvin Smith but did not do much in the pass game.

My guess is that the staff saw a guy that would be a project catching the ball and stuck behind a few other players not he depth chart if he had an average learning curve. They also recognized his skills as a blocker and his possible fit in an area of need. That is the version of the story where NT gets the benefit of the doubt.

It very well could have been simply a bait-and-switch kind of thing.

December Recruiting Update

This December North Texas penned a couple of recruits from the JUCO ranks. MGN Friend of the Site and sometime contributor Billy Sierra analyzes the JUCO mid-term signing period: One of the most surprising turns in the Littrell era happened very early on, as we saw him and his staff focus heavily on the junior…

Vito: NT Loses Mike Sewell

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It is recruiting season even more so than Bowl Season.

As a nice little follow up to my post yesterday about Recruiting, NT looks to have lost Mike Sewell, James Gray’s potential replacement.

From Vito’s blog:

“I haven’t talked to North Texas at all,” Sewell said Friday. “I was committed before the season began. We lost communication. They said they were going to take me. I thought my slot was established. It’s fine. Everything happens for a reason.”

The bad news: We pulled his offer?

The good news: We do not know that for sure, although given he was offered by UNM and is planning a visit to Fresno State soon that is likely the case.

He seemed enthused by Ekeler and the staff before the season but something happened. According to Sewell, what happened was nothing.

CUSA NSD 2016 Recap

For the midlevel schools NSD isn’t as hyped. No one parachuted down to announce nor did any CUSA squad make a historic run up the recruiting rankings. Everyone signed some guys though and it is worth looking around to see how we compare. The Most Important: UNT Rankings in CUSA: 247 – 8 of 14…

Reviewing Speculation About Signing Day 2016

We are nearing National Signing Day. North Texas has had quite the busy two months since hiring highly touted Seth Littrell as the 19th Head Coach in school history (full and interim combined. I speculated about what his initial class would look like come Feb 3rd and it is time to compare speculation with (about…