18 Tyree Thompson

Measurables

Height: 6’3β€³
Weight: 235 lbs

UPDATE 1.6.18

Tyree Thompson decommitted from NT this evening. See above tweet. There was some concern that he would flip with this Vanderbilt visit coming up. It turns out that was well-founded concern.


https://twitter.com/TyreeT_/status/949079973645533184

Tyree Thompson committed recently on twitter (above). He has the prototypical size of a linebacker and his tape shows an ability to read and react — to get to the QB or RB after diagnosing the play. He’s averaged about 3-5 tackles and one TFL per game, which is not terrible all things considered.

Vanderbilt recently invited him for a visit on the 12th so we will see how well his commitment holds up through that. He’s been tweeting about how much he likes the uniforms and KC Obi, former NT player, has been talking with him.

All in all this looks like a good depth pickup. NT absolutely needs linebackers for depth and just as an improvement. His film and his recruiting offers (Vandy) suggest he is a smart kid that will make sure he knows where to be and make plays with his head. That will come in handy against an FAU or other squad that likes to get cute with formations.

He’s currently unrated but I bet if Vandy would have landed him he would have a star or two by his name. Chris Smith of Vandy247 has a post about his initial offer from Vandy coach Derek Mason. There he said “Vandy is definitely in the lead for me” but things obviously changed over the New Year holiday.

Kevyon Davis

Kevyon Davis committed to North Texas via well-produced video. Great job all around.

https://twitter.com/kevyondavis7/status/943178714363449345

North Texas needs players to replace Kishawn McClain, and to a lesser extent, Dee Baulkmann. Davis is a hard hitting type, the kind that can be a run-stopper and defend in the pass game β€”- essentially what is required from modern defensive schemes.

His Hudl highlights from his junior year shows a strong kid, good awareness, and good hands. You can see him fight through lineman to blow up screens and make big hits. A safety that hits like a linebacker is useful to say the least.

Deandre Torrey

Measureables:

  • HT: 5’9″
  • WT: 182 lbs

Torrey is undersized but is getting lots of interest now that he has shown he has the ability to produce on the JUCO level. He has a visit scheduled for Dec 8th in Denton but that is all according to Patrick Ochs at the Sun Herald.

Dec 19:

Verbally committed

More from the Sun Herald

Reggie Williams

Measurables

  • Height: 5’9″
  • Weight: 174 lbs

Reggie Williams is a 3-star safety from Grand Prairie whose stock has risen recently thanks to interest from some P5 schools. He does not have super-impressive size, but makes up for that with quickness, speed, and ball skills. His highlights show him returning kicks and making moves after interceptions. NT wants to have an attacking defense that can make plays, and this is the kind of guy that can do that. Aside from that the Hudl highlights show a good tackler and smart player.

He committed Oct 28th.

hudl

https://twitter.com/yuhhreggi_/status/924302047897415680

Logan Holgorsen

Measurables

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 185

He’s listed as 6’1″ on his 247 profile but 6’0″ on his Hudl. Really, height is not going to be a determining factor here. He is the son of offensive guru and fellow Air Raider Dana Holgersen. Both OC Graham Harrell and HC Seth Littrell know Dana from their shared history. Graham is coach’s son and likely sees a little of himself in Logan.

The highlights from his sophomore year show a good, accurate arm and quick decision making. The latter is expected considering his situation. He transferred from Morgantown HS to St.Frances Academy in Baltimore for this season. He had two offers — Bowling Green and NT. He tweeted his commitment Oct 16, 2017.

Hudl

https://twitter.com/LoganHolgorsenn/status/919956561774116865

Kason Martin

Measurables

  • Height: 6’2″
  • Weight: 182

His numbers show a really prolific QB (46 Passing TDs against only 13 INTs on 359 attempts). His highlights show a QB in command of his offense, with some nice ball fakes to create openings. He has good accuracy (in these vids) and good pocket awareness. In fact, this awareness is his impressive. He does not pull the ball down and panic, but moves his feet and finds a play to make. The system in Manvel is very similar and so the transition should be smooth. He will need to improve his velocity throwing and adapt to the college game but he looks like the kind of under-the-radar kind of signing the Air Raid is known for.

July 5th: Scout.com’s Game Brooks met up with Martin to talk about his commitment. Highlights: the old familiar NT is huge!.

(hat tip)

Jason Bean

247 Profile

Measureables

  • Height: 6’1″
  • Weight: 173

Jason Bean is a 2-star 247 Composite recruit, and a 3-star 247 Sports recruit. He is listed as pro-style but that term has a vague meaning. His highlights show him moving with some burst running a very similar system to North Texas’. He is not the most accurate tosser even in his highlights but that is something that can and will improve as he develops in this program that emphasizes development and repetition.

His one-year numbers are nothing eye-popping by high school standards, but his 2/1 Pass TD to INT ratio is good.

Taking a look at his other offers is interesting. NT beat out La Tech, Colorado State, and SMU. Two of those schools have had a decent reputation for identifying good QB talent and so we can be comforted by that fact.

Terrance Newman

Offered Feb 8th — tweet247 Profile

Measurables:

  • Height: 6’0″
  • Weight: 268 lbs

Offer list: NT

Kaitori Leveston

Offer Jan 25 – tweet247 profile

Measurables

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 290 lbs

Hakeem White

Offered Jan 25th – tweet247 Profile

Measureables:

  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 281 lbs

Offer List: Missouri, NT, Baylor

He plays Offensive Tackle. He wants you to know this. He has good size and mobility. His highlight tape thankfully shows you some pass blocking. There are some technique things that could be cleaned up but that stuff will be taken care of with some good coaching at the FBS level. What stands out here — again, on a highlight tape — is the motor, the mobility, and the strength. He impressed at The Opening in Houston, where there were a couple of other NT targets, and lots of talent.