North Texas continued to belatedly put together its 2023 set early Sunday morning when Mean Green took over from Oklahoma linebacker Dietrich Moore.
Prominent player Broken Arrow announced his decision on Twitter after visiting UNT over the weekend.
“My family supported me throughout the hiring process and I am happy to be able to use my talent to represent my family,” Moore wrote.
UNT offered the 6-foot-1, 210-pound linebacker on January 5 after new coach Eric Morris took over the program.
Moore was selected to the 6A-1 District 1 First Team as a senior when he was also named the league linebacker of the year.
New Mexico State, Louisiana-Monroe, and Incarnate Word also offered Moore a scholarship.
Moore has come a long way to be able to play at the major college level. In 2021, he tore his anterior cruciate ligament, MCL, and meniscus.
Moore spent nine months recovering before returning for the 2022 season. He has proven to have recovered from his injury over the past few months and has caught the attention of the UNT staff.
UNT accepted a group of new recruits over the weekend and hopes to add a class of applicants to the transfer group it has recruited since Morris took over the program in mid-December. Morris’ late arrival left little time for UNT to recruit until the day the contract was signed on 1 February.
Earlier this week, UNT received a group of three transfers, including former Louisiana-Monroe quarterback Chandler Rodgers.
On Friday, Mean Green made their first commitment of the weekend in McKinney offensive lineman Desmond Magic.
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