North Texas Announces 2010 Signing Class

DENTON, Texas – North Texas head football coach Todd Dodge has announced that 22 players have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Mean Green beginning this fall.  Of the 2010 class, there are 12 high school signees and 10 junior college transfers.  

“We are extremely excited to be able to sign a class that meets all of the needs that we identified as a coaching staff,” Dodge said.  “We have a few immediate needs that we addressed with some very talented junior college players and we have some areas that we wanted to add depth with high school players and we accomplished both.  This class will increase the level of competition immediately, and I expect that all of these players to be valuable contributors during their time at North Texas.”

All 12 of the high school signees are from the state of Texas, including seven from the North Texas region.  There are 13 signees that are expected to play defense and nine that play offense for the Mean Green.  North Texas returns 19 of 22 starters on offense and defense from 2009, including 10 on offense and nine on defense.  Dodge is beginning his fourth year at North Texas.

2010 North Texas Football Recruiting Class

Ht. Wt. Hometown (HS)
Richard Abbe
DL 6-4 300 Lubbock, Texas (Monterey HS)
Aaron Bellazin DE
6-2 230 Everman, Texas (Everman HS)
Brandin Byrd
5-11 185
Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove HS)
Brelan Chancellor
WR 5-9 170 Copperas Cove, Texas (Copperas Cove HS)
Blake Dunham
ATH 6-1 200 Argyle, Texas (Argyle HS)
Graylan Hawkins OL 6-4
250 Dallas, Texas (Skyline HS)
Antonio Johnson OL 6-6
270 Diboll, Texas (Diboll HS)
Zach Olen
210 Richardson, Texas (Berkner HS)
Zachary Orr
LB 6-0
DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS)
Derrick Teegarden
6-0 170
Odessa, Texas (Odessa HS)
Will Wright DB
Garland, Texas (South Garland HS)
Mason Y’Barbo OL
6-2 290 Sulphur Springs, Texas (Sulphur Springs HS)
Christopher Bynes
6-1 210 Coffeyville (Kan.) CC
*Ryan Downing
200 Butler County (Kan.) CC
Steven Ford S 6-0
190 Fort Scott (Kan.) CC
*Brad Graham
6-1 210
Navarro JC
*Jamison Hughes S 6-1 200
Peark River (Miss.) CC
*Forlando Johnson
210 Butler County (Kan.) CC
*D’Leon McCord CB
185 Butler County (Kan.) CC
Michael Miller
260 Antelope Valley (Calif.) CC
Jamize Olawale TE
6-2 237
El Camino (Calif.) CC
D’Andre Wood CB
New Mexico Military Institute

* Currently enrolled at North Texas

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