DENTON, Texas - The University of North Texas football coaching staff hosted its annual Junior Day Feb. 23, with nearly 300 prospective student-athletes visiting campus. It was by far the most successful Junior Day event in program history.
"This is a tremendous opportunity for us to expose the fantastic facilities and resources we have at North Texas to potential student-athletes," said Head Coach McCarney. "Relationship building is a big part of the recruiting process and this is a big first step in that effort. When we open and door and reveal all at North Texas has to offer people are surprised and the response has been unanimously positive."
The participants are comprised of high school juniors and their families. They are given tours of facilities and have open dialogue with members of the Mean Green coaching staff as well as athletics administration and support staff. University President V. Lane Rawlins also addressed the attendees.
Newly-constructed Apogee Stadium and all of the amenities around the state-of-the-art facility are the key focus of the tours. Participants are shown training and academic facilities before ending in one of the most coveted college football facilities in the nation.
Another focus of the event was talk about the move Conference USA for North Texas beginning this fall and the positive impact it will have on the program from both a revenue and exposure standpoint. The new alignment will create many more regional rivalries for North Texas and will allow family and friends of the program the ability to travel to away game with greater ease.
McCarney was also able to introduce two new members of his coaching staff to the attendees, Tommy Perry who will coach running backs and special teams and Ryan Walters who will coach cornerbacks.