2008 North Texas Signing Day Headquarters

12:55 p.m.
I want to thank everyone again for all of your emails and support throughout the day. You can watch the Todd Dodge press conference live on MeanGreenSports.com at 3 p.m. CST. Dodge will talk about his 2008 freshman class. Mean Green Premium subscription is required. Also, don't forget about the Town Hall Meeting to be held tonight at the Mean Green Athletic Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Thanks again.

12:50 p.m.
Here it is. The last Letter of Intent to arrive that concludes the 2008 North Texas recruiting class. AND THE WINNER IS...

Royce Hill DB 5-11 170 lbs. Cypress Ridge HS

In 2007, recorded 38 tackles and three interceptions ... Ranked the 30th best corner in the nation by ESPN.com ... Selected to the all-District 17-5A team three times and made the first-team as a junior and senior ... Was one of eight finalists for the Houston Touchdown Club defensive player of the year award ... Rated No. 35 on the list of the top 100 players in the Greater Houston area by TexasPrepXtra.com ... Ranked in the top 110 players in the area the Houston Chronicle... Led the 17-5A in punt return average and finished second in kick return average ... Was the 2007 District 17-5A Return Specialist of the Year ... Selected to play in the 2008 Bayou Bowl.

12:47 p.m.
I just looked and found out that we have now officially gone over 4,500 hits to the website since I began blogging at about 7:40 this morning. We appreciate everyone's interest in North Texas athletics. 

12:45 p.m.
One more fax just came through. This time it's a former high scool All-American and Northwest Mississippi star, Alonzo Horton.

Alonzo Horton DE 6-4 260 lbs. Northwest Mississippi CC

Junior College: Ranked in the top 100 junior college prospects by Rivals.com ... Top 50 JUCO prospect by the Sun Herald ... Tallied 80 tackles, including 11 for a loss during his sophomore campaign at Northwest Mississippi. Auburn University: Appeared in 11 games for the Tigers as a redshirt freshman primarily on special teams ... Recorded three tackles ... High School: Ranked as the 10th best defensive end in the country as a senior at Marion Abramson Senior High School ... Earned SuperPrep All-American honors as a senior ... Registered 146 tackles and 13 sacks as a senior, earning all-city and all-state honors ...Top 25 Louisiana prospect by Rivals.com.

12:30 p.m.
Jeff just emailed and asked about the upcoming softball season. The North Texas softball team opens its fifth season of play on Saturday, Feb. 9 with the Quality Inn & Suites/Point Bank Invitational at Lovelace Stadium. The Mean Green will host Creighton on Saturday at 3 p.m. in its season opener.

12:25 p.m.
I just finished my sixth cup of coffee with no bath room break, but we're still waiting on a few more recruits some I'm glued to the computer and fax machine....Wait a second. THIS JUST IN! I know many Mean Green fans have been waiting for this one.

Troy Franklin OL 6-5 270 lbs. Celina HS

Tallied 52 tackles, including four sacks for 2007 3A state champ Celina High School ... First-team 3A all-state selection in 2006 and 2007 ... Associated Press 3A second-team all-state selection in 2007... Top area 100 prospect by Dallas Morning News ... Was awarded a three-star ranking by Scout.com as one of the offensive/defensive lineman recruits in the state of Texas ... Racked up 76 tackles, 10 sacks and one interception garnering first-team all-district honors as a sophomore ... Was a first-team all-district selection three times over for the Bobcats ... Was the first verbal commitment for the 2008 class.

12:17 p.m.
Add 'em to the board! Another big offensive lineman has just sent in his National Letter of Intent. Who?

Gabe Hollivay OL 6-3 320 lbs. Itawamba CC

Junior College: Was a NJCAA first-team all-state selection for Itawamba Community College ... Top 25 JUCO prospect by the Jackson Clarion Ledger ... Top 25 JUCO prospect by the Sun Herald ... Was the lineman of the week for Itawamba College five times during the 2007 season. High School: Selected to the 2006 Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic as a senior at Hamilton High School in Mississippi ... Named to the second-team all-state team by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger.

12:15 p,m.

Recruiting has become a year-round process and Coach Dodge and his staff began bringing the 2008 class together early in 2007. Soon after signing day last year, the Mean Green coaching staff began working on the 2008 class. Throughout the spring, Dodge and his staff began the talent evaluation and made the decision to present early offers to players who were just finishing up their junior year of high school. The idea of early offers was met with some trepidation among other Sun Belt Conference coaches, who have always worked under the philosophy that it is better to let the perceived "bigger" schools fill up first and then go after the rest. Dodge and his staff were aggressive from the beginning and did not shy away from battling any school on the players they wanted. Some Sun Belt coaches said they would be interested to see if North Texas could hang on to all of its early commitments and as of this point it is looking as if Dodge and his staff have accomplished what many of his colleagues thought was improbable.

12:13 p.m.
Switching gears, let's talk a little ftbol. That translates to soccer for those of you that took French classes in high school. The North Texas soccer team picked up four commitments today.

Kara Brooks, Forward/Defender, Hurst, Texas (L.D. Bell)
Brooks was named District 7-5A MVP and Forward of the Year. She was a three-time all-district performer and was also named to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Tarrant County Super Team twice and the Dallas Morning News All-Area Team. As a junior, she scored 28 goals with four assists . Brooks played for the North Texas Olympic Development Program State Team from 2002-04 and participated in the Olympic Region III Camp in 2003. Her club team, Sting, was ranked No. 18 nationally, No. 5 in Region III and No. 2 in North Texas. Brooks played on the District 7-5A All-Academic Team and graduated with a 3.84 GPA.

Julie Lackey, Defender/Midfield, Humble, Texas (Atascocita High School)
Lackey was a three-time all-district performer and was a three-year varsity starter. Her club team, TSC Challenge, was ranked No. 35 nationally, No. 6 in Region III and No. 1 in South Texas. The team was also seven-time State Cup Champions. Lackey was honored as Offensive MVP in 2007. She was in the top 2 percent of her graduating class with a 5.0 GPA.

Casey Lerond, Forward/Midfield, Cedar Hill, Texas (Cedar Hill High School)
Lerond was a three-time all-district performer and was a three-year varsity starter. She played for the North Texas Olympic Development Program State Team for two years and the Olympic Development Program Team in 2006. Her club team, Texans Red, was ranked No. 1 nationally, No. 1 in Region III and No. 1 in North Texas. They advanced to the National Championship game in 2007. Lerond graduated in the top 20 percent of her class with a 3.5 GPA.

Katie Wendling, Defender/ Midfield, Plano, Texas (Plano West Senior High School)
Wendling was a three-year varsity starter. Her club team, Spirit Red, was ranked No. 25 in Region III and No. 4 in North Texas. Wendling graduated in the top 15 percent of her class with a 3.94 GPA.

12 p.m.
Coach Dodge and his staff just picked up another DB. Darien Williams will head east from Vernon, Texas to play for the Mean Green.

Williams DB 5-11 180 lbs. Vernon HS
Named District 6-3A Most Valuable Player in 2007 ... Third-team 3A all-state selection by Texas Sports Writers Association ... Recorded 135 tackles, three interceptions and 12 pass break ups as a junior ... Helped lead Vernon High to the 3A Division II state semifinals ... All-district selection at safety both as a junior and sophomore.

11:53 a.m.
We just had a chance to preview the highlight video that North Texas video coordinator Josh Bost put together for the big open house with Coach Dodge and the fans this evening at the Mean Green Athletic Center. It is quite impressive! For those of you able to make it this evening, be sure to watch James Hamilton’s highlights on kickoff coverage. He told one of the assistant coaches this week that when he lines up on kickoff coverage in the season opener "somebody is going to get hurt"... and you can see why in his highlights!

11:50 a.m.
Cary is the winner of the BONUS POINTS. His father and grandfather both played football for nationally ranked teams. According to family members, his grandfather played for Army and Georgia Tech (at one point ranked No. 1) in the 1950s before getting drafted by Green Bay in 1958. His father played at Richmond when it was a Division I program and peaked at No. 20.

In case you're keeping track at home, it's:


11:47 a.m.
North Texas continues to address a need to add more depth to the defensive back corp with the signing of Justin Edwards. Edwards will definitely help a North Texas secondary that ranked seventh in the Sun Belt in pass defense.

Justin Edwards DB 6-1 185 lbs. Eastern Arizona JC

Junior College: Was a 2007 NJCAA All-Region I selection for Eastern Arizona Junior College and coach Joe O’Mera ... Led the team with 120 tackles as a sophomore from the free safety position. High School: A graduate of Naaman Forest High School, Edwards was ranked as top 60 prospect in the Dallas area by the Dallas Morning News during his senior year ...Named to the Dallas-Fort Worth All-Area Team in 2005 ... 2004 and 2005 District 11-5A first-team selection ... Tallied 271 tackles and 12 interceptions during his high school career.

11:32 a.m.

Just received another email wanting to know, "Do the coaches have any plans to use any of the athletes at RB? Seems some of them may be a good fit?" Anyone who has experience playing running back at the high school level will get a strong look at adding depth behind sophomore Micah Mosley. With the departure of Jamario Thomas, there is a definite need to add more depth at that position.

11:30 a.m.
As it was reported yesterday, the schedule for spring football practice has been set. The first practice will be held on Thursday, March 6th. Per NCAA rules, team’s have a maximum of 34 calendar days (excluding vacation days for spring break) to conduct 15 practice sessions, which includes scrimmages. The Mean Green will have five practices before spring break which runs from March 17-21. The team will resume workouts on Tuesday, March 25 and will conclude with the Green and White game on Saturday, April 12th at 2 p.m.

11:25 a.m.
Nearly three and a half hours after we started blogging on all the signees, Letters of Intent continue to feed through the fax machine. Who's the next signee? The winner is....Forrest Rucker.


Forrest Rucker WR 6-5 195 lbs. Hearne HS

In 2007, tallied 29 receptions for 442 yards, averaging 15.2 yards per catch ... Recorded 152 receiving yards against Franklin High School during the fifth week of the season ... Also tallied 36 tackles on the defensive side of the ball for the Eagles ... First-team all-District 26-2A selection in 2007 ... Ranked as the No. 20 prospect in Central Texas by Texas Prep Insider ... In 2006, earned first-team all-district honors and second-team all-state accolades ... Named an honorable mention Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex and honorable mention Bryan-College Station Eagle All-Brazos Valley in both 2006 and 2007 ... Helped Hearne advance to the 2A Division I quarterfinals in 2006 ... As a sophomore, was a second-team all-district selection ... Also earned Super Centex honors by the Waco Tribune-Herald in basketball averaging 15.6 points, 12.1 rebounds, and 5.5 blocks as a junior.

11:20 a.m.
Sticking with the trend of the last 30 minutes, North Texas just received a Letter of Intent from Anderson offensive lineman, Coleman Feeley.

Coleman Feeley OL 6-4 287 lbs. Anderson HS

Ranked as a 5.4 on the Rivals.com Rating Scale ... Earned second-team all-district 25-5A honors from TexasHSFootball.com ... Named team captain of the 2007-2008 Austin Anderson squad ... Went both ways at an offensive lineman and defensive tackle.

BONUS POINTS for anyone who can tell me a "FUN FACT" about Feeley's father and grandfather that many North Texas fans will find interesting. (HINT: Georgia Tech and Richmond).

10:58 a.m.
Josh again writes in and wants to know, "What are the rules for signing over 25? I thought there was a cap at 25 players a team could sign." The NCAA allows a maximum of 25 in each signing class but because North Texas had remaining scholarships available from the 2007-08 class they were able to use those for the mid-year junior college transfers who enrolled in school last month.


We thank you all for your questions. Please continue to send any comments or questions you may have to Brad Sheffield.

10:55 a.m.
Not ten minutes after receiving a question concerning depth at the defensive line position, we just received a commitment from a high school DL that could help add depth for years to come.

Tevinn Cantly DT 6-4 292 lbs. Arlington Lamar HS

Started the 2007 season for Arlington Lamar as an offensive lineman ... Moved to defensive tackle for the final five games of the season due to team injuries ... Recorded 29 tackles, including 12 for loss ... Also tallied two fumble recoveries and forced one fumble.

10:48 a.m.
Just received another email from a Mean Green fan. Emmitt in Dallas asks, "With the two big JUCO offensive linemen expected to sign, and since he played DT in high school, any chance that Troy Franklin plays on the defensive line?  I think we might need depth at DT even more than O-Line." Emmitt, I know the coaches are impressed with his abilities on both sides of the ball. Like the redshirt topic, it’s also a decision that will be made in the fall.

10:40 a.m.
Just received a fax from the Mean Green's first linebacker commitment of the group.

Brandon Akpunku LB 6-0 200 lbs. Cedar Hill HS

In 2007 registered 55 tackles, eight sacks and three fumble recoveries ... Averaged 6.3 tackles a game as a senior ... Named to the District 8-5A area all-district team by HSGametime.com ... Had a career-best 11 tackles and two fumble recoveries against Duncanville ... Was second on the team in tackles and first in sacks on a squad that recorded 898 total tackles ... Honorable mention for Dallas Morning News Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against DeSoto High School ... Was a member of the 2006 State 5A Championship team.

10:25 a.m.
Chris in Houston asks, "With injuries to Leppo and Dodge during the past HS season will they redshirt next year?" Thanks Chris for your question. That is a decision that the coaching staff will make once kids get here and start fall practice.

10:20 a.m.
Once again MeanGreenSports.com is your source for dispelling the rumor mongers. Like the old clich says, you shouldn’t always believe everything you read... especially if it is on a web site other than MeanGreenSports.com. Our fax machine has just received the NLI for Lake Highlands defensive back John Shorter.

John Shorter DB 5-11 177 lbs. Lake Highlands HS

Three-year starter for Lake Highlands High School and coach Scott Smith ... First-team all-district recipient as the safety position ... Top area 100 prospect by Dallas Morning News ... In 2007, named to the Super List by 5ATexasFootball.com ... In 2006, was an all-District 9-5A selection as a junior ... Recorded three interceptions on the season in 2006 ... Top return man for Lake Highlands High School ... Returned two punts for a touchdown during the spring game in 2006.

10:10 a.m.
I mentioned earlier the signing of a BIG wide out, Kenny Barrett, but I think this next signee will take the award for the biggest recruit. Coach Dodge and offensive line coach Spencer Leftwich have focused on recruiting bigger athletes to add depth to the offensive line. Nate Jenkins will help do that with his two years of eligibility remaining.


Nate Jenkins OL 6-4 335 lbs. Pearl River CC

Junior College: Four-star recruit by Scout.com ... Rated nation’s fourth best JUCO offensive tackle by Scout.com ... Top 50 JUCO prospect by the Sun Herald ... Earned second-team all-state honors as both a freshman and sophomore at Pearl River ... Team played for a National Championship during his freshman year at PRCC.

10 a.m.

Now with Riley Dodge on board and Giovanni Vizza returning for his sophomore campaign in 2008, Coach Dodge and his staff seem to be set at the quarterback position. However, they are not shy signing former high school QBs in hopes of finding athletes that could help fill voids at other positions. Such is the case for the next two NT signees.

James Hamilton DB 5-10 180 lbs. Cedar Hill HS

A quarterback in high school, Hamilton will switch to defensive back for the Mean Green ... Saw most of his production come with his feet instead of his arm as he led Cedar Hill Longhorns with a team best 1,778 yards rushing yards and 20 touchdowns ... Led an offense that averaged 392.6 yards and 38 points per game in 2007 ... Named to 2007 Super List for HS quarterbacks by 5ATexasFootball.com ... Earned all-District 8-5A first team in 2007 ... Rated No. 53 on the Dallas Morning News area top 100 list ... Playing against an Irving MacArthur defense that only allowed 110 yards rushing per game, Hamilton ran for 196 yards on 20 carries and three touchdowns.

Willie Taylor WR 6-0 160 lbs. Hillcrest HS

Top 100 Dallas-area prospect by the Dallas Morning News ... Passed for more than 1,000 yards in both his sophomore and junior season ... Led Hillcrest to the area playoffs as a junior throwing for 1,634 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Also rushed for 739 yards and seven touchdowns in 2006 ... ... Was a first-team all-district selection as a sophomore and junior ... Named the District 10-4A Newcomer of the Year in 2005 as a sophomore.

Mean Green fans will also recall that current wide out Korey Washington was a quarterback in high school.

9:50 a.m.
After a slow couple of minutes there, things are beginning to pick up again. The Mean Green has already received one Letter of Intent from an Arlington Martin product; make that two Warriors who have now committed to North Texas.

Jeremi Mathis RB 6-1 205 lbs. Arlington Martin HS

In 2007, rushed for 1,462 yards on 231 carries and tallied 17 touchdowns ... Was a 2007 first-team All-District 8-5A selection ... Recorded best rushing output against Justin-Northwest High School during week two when he rushed for 237 yards on 26 carries and three touchdowns ... Recorded two or more TDs in six of the Warriors’ 11 games in 2007 ... Top-100 overall area prospect by Dallas Morning News ... Received honorable mention THSCA academic all-state honors ... Honorable mention 5A all-state selection by Texas Sports Writers Association ... Named Dallas Morning News  Offensive Player of the Week following his performance against DeSoto when he carried the ball 30 times for 210 yards and two scores.

9:30 a.m.
Just a reminder, you can watch the Todd Dodge press conference live on MeanGreenSports.com at 3 p.m. CST. Dodge will talk about his 2008 freshman class. Mean Green Premium subscription required. CLICK HERE FOR MEAN GREEN PREMIUM. Please also remember to send any questions that you may have about North Texas recruits to Brad Sheffield.

9:25 a.m.
In Dodge's first recruiting class last year, he signed six wide receivers to National Letter of Intent. The Mean Green just landed its second wide out of the 2008 class.

Desmond Brigham WR 6-0 169 lbs. Caddo Mills HS

Caught 65 passes for 1,119 yards and 14 touchdowns in his senior year ... 2007 third-team 2A all-state selection by TSWA ... Received honorable mention recognition for the Associated Press all-state team ... Shared the District 12-2A Offensive Player of the Year Award as a senior ... Also earned first-team honors as cornerback ... Was named to the first-team offense of the 2007 Football Dream Team by the Herald-Banner ... Lettered in football, basketball and track at Caddo Mills High School.

9:15 a.m.
Nick Leppo, an offensive lineman from Southlake Carroll High School becomes the first o-lineman to sign on the dotted line.


Nick Leppo OL 6-2 285 lbs. Southlake Carroll HS

Was a member of the 2005 and 2006 5A state championship team at Southlake Carroll High School ... Earned first-team all-District 5-5A honors at the center position as a junior ... Was the offensive line MVP at the 2007 Nike Camp.

8:50 a.m.
Like many new signess, one prospect just found a new home only 40 miles to the North.

Joe Hawthorne DT 6-4 250 lbs. Arlington Martin HS

Recorded 56 tackles on the year in 2007 while playing nose tackle ... Tallied six sacks among 12 tackles for loss in 2007 ... Earned second-team All-District 8-5A honors ... Was the first defensive lineman to join the Mean Green’s 2008 class.... Ranks a 5.1 on Rivals.com 6.1 scale ceiling scale.

8:40 a.m.
The fax machine continues to ring off the hook. Two more Letters of Intent just arrived.


Lance Dunbar RB 5-9 185 lbs. Haltom HS

Was the Most Valuable Player for Haltom High School after rushing for more than 1,200 yards his senior season ... Was a first-team all-district back as both a junior and senior ... In 2006, registered over 1,100 yards rushing and 14 TDs ... Tallied 750 receiving yards and two touchdowns as a junior ... Two-sport letterman at Haltom in football and track .... Transferred from New Orleans De LaSalle HS after rushing for 1063 yards and 13 touchdowns in only 8 games for the Buffaloes as a sophomore ... Ranked No. 63 DFW area recruit by the Dallas Morning News.

Jeremy Phillips DB 6-3 184 lbs. Waller HS

In 2007, completed 62 percent of his passes for 1,538 yards and 14 touchdowns ... Also rushed for 1,223 yards and 12 scores ... Helped lead Waller High School to the 4A Division II, Region III finals for the first time in school history with Phillips under center and his dad, Jim Phillips, as coach ... Greater Houston Top 50 senior prospect by TexasPrepInsider.com ... Named Most Valuable Player for District 18-4A ... Houston-area top 50 by rivals.com ... Ranked as one of the top six “athletes” in the area by the Houston Chronicle ... Brother of Jason Phillips, who appeared on the watch list for the Rotary Lombardi and Dick Butkus Award and was a three-time all-Mountain West performer at TCU.

8:30 a.m.
The Mean Green just officially picked up its first commitment from a high school defensive player.

DaWaylon Cook DB 6-2 187 lbs. Samuell HS

Was a three-year starter for Samuell High School and coach Steve Pierce ... In 2007, passed for 1,328 yards 11 touchdowns ... Also rushed for 663 yards and 14 touchdowns as a scrambling QB ... Had three interceptions and six pass break ups his senior season as a defensive back ... 2007 District 13-4A Most Valuable Player ... Was a two-time unanimous all-district selection ...  Top-100 overall area prospect by Dallas Morning News ... Has a positional rank of 80th on Rivals.com list of multi-position athletes.

8:23 a.m,
Now that North Texas has picked up one of the area's best quarterbacks with its first signee, they receive a commitment from a BIG (key word BIG) wide receiver. Kenny Barrett, a 6-4 wide out from Mart, will look to thrive in a spread based system for years to come.

Kenny Barrett WR 6-4 190 lbs. Mart HS

A first-team all-district member as both a junior and senior ... Rated No. 16 in Central Texas by Texas Prep Insider ... Ranked 174th best receiver in the nation by ESPN.com ... Ranked No. 8 in the 2007-2008 final top 25 player rankings by the Waco-Tribune Herald ... In 2006, helped lead Mart to a 15-1 record and a 2A Division II state title ... Also lettered in track and was the district champ in the 200-meter dash.

8:19 a.m.
Thanks to Josh for posting our first question of the day. Josh asked, "How many years of eligibility will the 3 JUCOs that are posted have at UNT?" Adams, Hill and Knott will all have two years of eligibility left here at North Texas.

8:15 a.m.

Drum roll please....Our first prospect to sign a National Letter of Intent is:

Riley Dodge. It comes as no surprise that father and son have been anxiously awaiting this day for quite some time. Mean Green fans can breathe easier now knowing that it's official. Riley Dodge will don a North Texas uniform.

Riley Dodge QB 6-0 183 lbs. Southlake Carroll HS

In 2007, he passed for 3,445 yards and 39 touchdowns... Carried 131 times for 772 yards (5.5 average) and 13 touchdowns ... Dodge was named to the 45th annual 2008 PARADE All-American High School Football Team ... Was recently selected to the EA Sports first-team All-America Multi-Purpose squad for 2007 ... 2006 and 2007 Gatorade Player of the Year ... Shared Texas Sports Writers Association 2007 Class 5A All-State Football Team Offensive Player of the Year ... Dodge was named to the Texas Class 5A All-State team for the second straight season ... Voted District 5-5A MVP ... Top 25 Dallas area recruit by Dallas Morning News ... Was the 2007 Dallas Morning News and Fort Worth Star-Telegram Offensive Player of the Year ... Ranked in the state top 100 by Rivals.com ... Rated as a top 50 athlete by Rivals.com ... In two years as a starter and one season as a backup, Dodge threw for a combined 8,143 yards (second all-time at Carroll behind former Southlake QB, and 2007 Heisman Trophy finalist, Chase Daniel) ... Dodge finished his career with a school record 101 touchdowns and a record of 27-2, with his only playoff loss coming in a game in which he was injured in ... Shared TSWA Class 5A All-State Football Team Offensive players of the year honors ... Threw for 262 yards off of 22 completions in 31 attempts against Miami Northwestern in what TexasPrepInsider.com labeled the National High School Football Game of the Century 2006 ... Named the 2006 EA Sports National Junior Player of the Year ... Voted Associated Press Class 5A State Offensive Player of the Year ... Threw for 4,284 yards and 57 touchdowns, rushed for 1,119 yards and 13 scores in his junior year ... Was named offensive MVP of the 2006 Class 5A Division I state final after passing for 303 yards and three touchdowns ... Recorded 701 passing yards as a sophomore.

8:05 a.m.

North Texas has already signed three Junior College athletes National Letters of Intent. The Mean Green will count on these recruits to help replace the likes of Jeremiah Chapman and Aaron Weathers.

Adryan Adams DB 6-1 185 lbs. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

Junior College: Recorded 69 tackles and one interception in 2007 as a sophomore ... Was an honorable mention all-conference selection ... Helped anchor a NEO secondary that allowed only 178 yards passing per game ... In 2006, tallied 51 tackles and a team-high three interceptions as a true freshman ... Four-star recruit by Scout.com ... Rated nation’s fifth best JUCO cornerback by Scout.com


Kylee Hill DB 5-10 190 lbs. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

Junior College: In 2007, tallied 61 tackles in seven games at the safety position or Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and coach Rob Green ... Was an honorable mention All-Southwest Junior College Football Conference selection ... Recorded first career interception against Cisco Junior College ... Helped anchor a NEO secondary that allowed only 178 yards passing per game. High School: Named to the Oklahoma 3A East All-Star squad as a senior at Bristow High School.


Jeremy Knott K 6-4 185 lbs. Northeastern Oklahoma A&M

Junior College: Earned second-team NJCAA All-American honors as a sophomore at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M ... In 2007, was also named to the All-Southwest Junior College Athletic Conference team ... Made 12 field goals in the Bulldogs’ nine contests, including a long of 46 yards ... Connected on 35 of 37 point-after attempts in 2007 ... Was named to the NJCAA Pre-Season All-American Team as a punter prior to the 2007 season ... As a true freshman in 2006, averaged 39.3 yards on 34 punts and dropped 16 inside the 20 in 2006 ... In 2006, was 13 of 13 on PAT's and kicked seven field goals with a long of 53 yards.


7:50 a.m. 
Good morning from the Mean Green Athletic Center. The fax machine is ready to go and we are all anxiously awaiting the faxes to begin coming in. We will update this site about every 20 minutes or so with information on recruits and other activities happening at the University of North Texas. We hope everyone plans on attending the Town Hall Meeting to be held today at the Athletic Center. The doors will open at 5 p.m. There will be a $10 entrance fee at the door and food and drinks are provided. If throughout the day, you have questions about any signee, please send an email to brad.sheffield@unt.edu. 

Letters of Intent Received
 Time  Name  Position  Last School
 --  Jeremy Knott  K  NE Oklahoma A&M
 --  Kylee Hill  DB  NE Oklahoma A&M
 --  Adryan Adams  DB  NE Oklahome A&M
 8:15  Riley Dodge  QB  Southlake Carroll HS
 8:23  Kenny Barrett  WR  Mart HS
 8:30  DaWaylon Cook  DB  Samuell HS
 8:40  Jeremy Phillips  DB  Waller HS
 8:40  Lance Dunbar  RB  Haltom HS
 8:50  Joe Hawthorne  DT  Arlington Martin HS
 9:15  Nick Leppo  C  Southlake Carrol HS
 9:25  Desmond Brigham  WR  Caddo Mills HS
 9:50  Jeremi Mathis  RB  Arlington Martin HS
 10:00  James Hamilton  DB  Cedar Hills HS
 10:00  Willie Taylor  WR  Hillcrest HS
 10:10  Nate Jenkins  OL  Pearl River CC
 10:20  John Shorter  DB  Lake Highlands HS
 10:40  Brandon Akpunku  LB  Cedar Hills HS
 10:55  Tevinn Cantly  DL  Arlington Lamar HS
 11:20  Coleman Feeley  OL  Anderson HS
 11:25  Forrest Rucker  WR  Hearne HS
 11:45  Justin Edwards  DB  Eastern Arizona JC
 12:00  Darien Williams  DB  Vernon HS
 12:17  Gabe Hollivay  OL  Itawamba CC
 12:25  Troy Franklin  OL  Celina HS
 12:45  Alonzo Horton  DE  Northwest Mississippi CC
 12:50  Royce Hill  DB  Cypress Ridge HS



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