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2018 Recruiting class

Feb. 7, 2018

North Texas Adds To 2018 Recruiting Class

DENTON - After signing 14 recruits in the early signing period in December, North Texas inked five more to its 2018 recruiting class on Wednesday.

This is the first year for a major change in the recruiting calendar. National Signing Day has traditionally been the first Wednesday in February, but this year an early signing period was open Dec. 20-22, 2017, and a significant portion of recruits signed their National Letters of Intent at that time.

February Signee Roster

Click on a name for that student-athlete's bio, photo and highlight video.

NAME

POS

HT

WT

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)

Tim Faison

LB

6'2"

225

Tallahassee, Florida (Independence CC)

Alex Morris

S

6'1"

188

Humble, Texas (Atascocita HS)

Thomas Preston III

OL

6'4"

290

Mesa, Arizona (Scottsdale CC)

Derrick Shaw

DT

6'0"

260

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (Broken Arrow HS)

Jyaire Shorter

WR

6'2"

215

Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)

December Signee Roster

Click on a name for that student-athlete's bio, photo and highlight video.

NAME

POS

HT

WT

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)

Jason Bean

QB

6'3"

180

Mansfield, Texas (Lake Ridge HS)

Cole Brown

OL

6'4"

250

Conroe, Texas (Conroe HS)

Keelan Crosby

S

6'1"

175

Anna, Texas (Anna HS)

Kevyon "KD" Davis

LB

5'11"

200

Ennis, Texas (Ennis HS)

Jaxon Gibbs

S

5'11"

196

The Colony, Texas (The Colony HS)

Jordan Hunt

LB

6'2"

215

Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)

Dayton LeBlanc

DL

6'1"

265

Lexington, Kentucky (Frederick Douglass HS)

Kason Martin

QB

6'3"

200

Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS)

Darrian McMillan

DL

6'2"

251

Mobile, Alabama (Butler CC)

Larry Nixon III

LB

6'0"

210

North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland HS)

Austin Ogunmakin

WR

6'3"

179

Alief, Texas (Hastings HS)

Tuulau Saafi

LB

6'3"

272

Euless, Texas (Mt. San Antonio College)

DeAndre Torrey

RB

5'7"

189

Gautier, Mississippi (Gulf Coast JC)

Reggie Williams

S

5'10"

180

Grand Prairie, Texas (Grand Prairie HS)

Jason Bean
QB  |  6'3"  |  180  |  Mansfield, Texas  |  Lake Ridge HS  | @jasonbean24
Jason Bean

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Received offers from Colorado State, Liberty, Louisiana Tech and SMU.
• Passed for 1,682 yards and 20 touchdowns, and rushed for 694 yards and three touchdowns for a Class 5A Division I state quarterfinalist as a senior.
• Passed for 2,956 yards and 29 touchdowns, and rushed for 530 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior.
• Second-team all-district 10-5A selection as a junior.

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Cole Brown
OL  |  6'4"  |  250  |  Conroe, Texas  |  Conroe HS
Cole Brown

• Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings.
• 2016 all-District 12-6A selection.
• Played guard, tackle and center in high school.

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Keelan Crosby
S  |  6'1"  |  175  |  Anna, Texas  |  Anna HS  | @keelan_23
Keelan Crosby

• Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports.
• First-team all-District 7-4A selection at quarterback in 2017.
• First-team all-District 7-4A selection at safety in 2016.
• Rushed for 1,081 yards and 14 touchdowns, passed for 427 yards and six touchdowns, and returned a kickoff for a touchdown as senior.
• Also played basketball in high school.

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Kevyon "KD" Davis
LB  |  5'11"  |  200  |  Ennis, Texas  |  Ennis HS  | @KevyonDavis7
Kevyon Davis

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Received offers from Louisiana Tech, Arkansas State, Illinois, Louisiana-Monroe, and Memphis.
• Had 97 tackles, five for loss, four interceptions and two forced fumbles.
• All-district safety and Defensive Player of the Year in District 17-5A.
• Had 63 tackles, one sack, forced three fumbles and recovered two fumbles as a junior in 2016.

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Tim Faison
LB  |  6'2"  |  225  |  Tallahassee, Florida  |  Independence CC  | @Im_Tht_Dude40
Tim Faison

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.
• Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.
• Had 51 tackles, two for loss and a forced fumble in 2017 at Independence.
• Originally committed to Purdue out of high school and was rated a three-star prospect by ESPN and 247Sports.
• Had 50 tackles (31 solo), nine for loss, six sacks and two fumble recoveries as a senior at Amos P. Godby HS in Tallahassee, Florida.
• Had 33 tackles (17 solo) and four for loss as a junior at Godby HS.
• Had 23 tackles (four solo) and four for loss as a sophomore at Godby HS.

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Jaxon Gibbs
S  |  5'11"  |  196  |  The Colony, Texas  |  The Colony HS  | @GibbsJaxon
Jaxon Gibbs

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings.
• Received offers from Bowling Green, Illinois and Louisiana-Monroe.
• District 14-5A all-district selection.
• Had 50 tackles, two for loss, an interception and four pass break-ups in eight games as a senior in 2017.
• Had 106 tackles, two interceptions, seven pass break-ups and forced and recovered two fumbles as a junior in 2016.

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Jordan Hunt
LB  |  6'2"  |  215  |  Wylie, Texas  |  Wylie HS  | @JordanHunt__
Jordan Hunt

• Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Had 75 tackles, 49 solo tackles, nine for loss and three sacks as a senior in 2017.
• Had 102 tackles, four for loss, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery as a junior in 2016.

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Dayton LeBlanc
DL  |  6'1"  |  265  |  Lexington, Kentucky  |  Frederick Douglass HS  | @dltough_8
Dayton LeBlanc

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings.
• Attended Denton Ryan High School as a junior.
• Son of former Mean Green defensive line coach Derrick LeBlanc.
• Had 41 tackles and a fumble recovery for Douglass as a senior.
• First-team all-district selection at Ryan in 2016.
• Had 77 tackles, 17 for loss, forced and recovered three fumbles and returned two for touchdowns as a junior at Ryan.

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Kason Martin
QB  |  6'3"  |  200  |  Manvel, Texas  |  Manvel HS  | @kason_martin
Kason Martin

• Led Manvel to the 5A State Championship game, where he passed for 483 yards and five touchdowns.
• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Has passed for 2,564 yards and 34 touchdowns with four interceptions and rushed for three touchdowns as a senior in 2017.
• Passed for 3,443 yards and 46 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in 2016 as a junior.
• District 23-5A Newcomer of the Year as a junior.
• Son of Manvel head coach Kirk Martin and brother of Texas A&M offensive tackle Koda Martin.
• Quarterback MVP at the Houston Next Level Athlete Showcase.

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Darrian McMillan
DL  |  6'2"  |  251  |  Mobile, Alabama  |  Butler CC  | @D_McMillan45
Darrian McMillan

• Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports.
• Received offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and Toledo.
• Had eight tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in six games in 2017.
• Also played basketball at St. Luke's Episcopal in Mobile, Alabama.

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Alex Morris
S  |  6'1"  |  188  |  Humble, Texas  |  Atascocita HS  | @ElHinllo_
Alex Morris

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals.
• Ranked the No. 79 player in Texas and the No. 40 safety in the nation by Rivals. • Received offers from Indiana, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisville, Memphis, New Mexico, Texas State and Massachusetts.
• Had two interceptions, two blocked punts, four forced fumbles and a fumble return for a touchdown in eight games as a senior. • Had 12 receptions for 173 yards and two touchdowns at receiver as a junior.

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Larry Nixon III
LB  |  6'0"  |  210  |  North Richland Hills, Texas  |  Richland HS  | @IMLON3
Larry Nixon III

• Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Had 119 tackles, eight for loss, 2.5 sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble as a senior.
• Had 87 tackles, 4.5 sacks, an interception and three forced fumbles as a junior.
• Second-team all-district selection as a junior in 2016.

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Austin Ogunmakin
WR  |  6'3"  |  179  |  Houston  |  Alief Hastings HS  | @__diamondlifeee
Austin Ogunmakin

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Received offers from Louisiana-Lafayette and Texas State.
• Had 45 receptions for 698 yards and 11 touchdowns, and rushed for two touchdowns in eight games as a senior.
• District 23-6A Most Valuable Player.
• Had 16 receptions for 281 yards and two touchdowns as a junior.
• First-team all-district selection as a junior.
• Competed in long jump and triple jump in track and field.

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Thomas Preston III
OL  |  6'4"  |  290  |  Mesa, Arizona  |  Scottsdale CC  | @TH3TP3
Thomas Preston III

• Rated a two-star prospect by 247Sports.
• Enrolled at UNT in January and will participate in spring football.
• Received offers from Akron, Kent State, Liberty, New Mexico, Ohio and UTEP
• Appeared in all 20 games in 2016 and 2017 for the Fighting Artichokes.
• Played his high school football at Dobson HS in Mesa, Arizona.

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Tuulau Saafi
LB  |  6'3"  |  272  |  Euless, Texas  |  Mt. San Antonio College  | @jsaafi9
Josh Saafi

• Had 18 tackles, three for loss, a sack, a forced fumble and two pass break-ups in 2017 as a sophomore.
• Had eight tackles, 2.5 for loss and a pass break-up in 2016 as a freshman at Mt. SAC.
• Attended high school at Trinity HS in Euless.
• Graduated high school in 2012 and took time away from football to help support his family before attending Mt. SAC in Walnut, California.

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Derrick Shaw
DT  |  6'0"  |  260  |  Broken Arrow, Oklahoma  |  Broken Arrow HS  | @DerrickShaw_
Derrick Shaw

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.
• Ranked No. 27 on The Oklahoman’s Super 30.
• Received offers from Navy and Texas State.
• Had with 77 tackles, six sacks and a fumble recovery as a senior.
• Named Defensive Player of the Year in District 6AI-1 and helped lead the Tigers to a 6A Division I semifinal appearance.

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Jyaire Shorter
WR  |  6'2"  |  215  |  Kileen, Texas  |  Ellison HS  | @yungshorter5
Jyaire Shorter

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and Rivals.
• Received offers from Bowling Green, Houston, Lamar, Liberty, Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico, Texas State and UT San Antonio.
• Had 37 receptions for 731 yards and three touchdowns as a senior.
• Had 36 receptions for 640 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior.
• Named second-team All-District 8-6A.

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Deandre Torrey
RB  |  5'7"  |  189  |  Gautier, Mississippi  |  Gulf Coast JC  | @TorreyBoy1
Deandre Torrey

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports.
• Rated the sixth best junior college running back in the country.
• Received offers from Troy and South Alabama.
• Rushed for 1,298 yards and 12 touchdowns in nine games for Gulf Coast Junior College.
• Had 1,926 all-purpose yards as high-school senior.
• All-state selection.

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Reggie Williams
S  |  5'10"  |  180  |  Grand Prairie, Texas  |  Grand Prairie HS  | @yuhhreggie_
Reggie Williams

• Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports composite rankings and 247Sports.
• Received offers from Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Kansas State, Navy, Purdue, UT San Antonio, Tulane, Tulsa and Utah.
• Had 98 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior in 2017.
• Had 38 tackles, three for loss and four interceptions in 2016.
• Was a three-time all-District 7-6A selection.

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