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Multiple sources have confirmed to gomeangreen.com that Texas A&M Commerce Head Coach Jason Burton will be named the new Head Coach of the North Texas WBB team, the 9th in team history. Burton compiled a record of 171-90 in 9 Seasons in Commerce. He has only had one season below 500. during his tenure. Burton is the all-time winningest coach in Texas A&M Commerce program history. He holds the program records for wins, conference wins and winning percentage.

Join Harry and North Texas Football recruiting expert JD Davis as they analyze the latest Mean Green Sports news, including the C-USA basketball tourney, Jalie Mitchell disappointment, UNT FB recruiting momentum, spring training and other odds and ends from Denton, TX USA
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Coach Andy Mac
North Texas had a late start to the 2023 recruiting class but finished extremely strong.  Many thanks to Mean Green Fan @jtm0097 who put together a great overview of this excellent class in a post on the Mean Green Football Board that we are re-posting here.
2023 Signees:

Marcus Moore-Coffeyville C.C. (The Colony, TX) Defensive Line 6-1 / 295
Marcus is originally from The Colony, Texas. He spent 2020 at ULM before transferring to Coffeyville CC. In high school he was the district 5-5A DL of the year. This past year he was an honorable mention All-KJCCC selection. North Texas beat Arizona State for his services. I imagine he will immediately be in the DT rotation.
2022 JUCO Stats:33 Tackles 3.5 Sacks
Offers out of HS: Arkansas State, Army, Grambling State, Hawaii, Houston Baptist, NMSU, Northwestern State, Southern, Texas Southern and Toledo

Landon Sides-Guyer (Denton, TX)   Wide Receiver 6-0 / 180
Landon played his ball at Denton Guyer. He was OU signee Jackson Arnold’s top target at WR. First team 6-A All- State WR. He also excels at track. Ran a 10.54 100 Meter dash as a junior. Chose North Texas over Incarnate Word.
2022 Stats: 60 receptions for 1,358 yards and 16 touchdowns
Offers: Incarnate Word, Army, and Colorado School of the Mines

Damon Youngblood - McKinney (McKinney, TX) University of Louisiana Lafayette  Safety 5-10 / 180
Damon played his high school ball at McKinney High. After a redshirt year at UL-LA he decided to enter the transfer portal.  Impressive high school tape. He made several INTs and pass break ups. A little undersized, but he’s not afraid to tackle in space. Our new defense has 5 DBs on at one time. He will compete for playing time.
2021 HS Stats: 77 tackles, 7 PBUs, 8 INT and 3 FF. He also scored 2 TDs
Offers out of HS: UL-La, Air Force, Army, Arkansas State, Buffalo, Colorado St, Dartmouth, Furman, Liberty, Navy, New Mexico, North Texas, Rice, Tulane, and Utah State

Larry Moore-Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City, TX) Texas Tech  Offensive Tackle 6-5/ 275
Larry played his high school ball at Fort Bend Marshall. He committed to Texas Tech and was eventually on their depth chart as a back up OT. Larry has great size and should compete for playing time.
Offers out of HS: Texas Tech, Kansas, Colorado St, Georgia Tech, Houston, UL LA, ULM, NM St, Oklahoma St, SMU, Tulsa, Toledo, TX Southern, Tulane, UTSA, and Utah State 

Phillip Hill-Klein Collins (Spring, TX) UNLV Safety 6-0 / 183
Phillip played his high school ball at Klein Collins in Spring, Texas. He has spent the last 4 years at UNLV. He didn’t play last year as he was recovering from an injury. Phillip had a productive 2021 season at UNLV. He should compete to be a starter this upcoming season.
2021 Stats: 46 tackles, 3 int, and 1 sack 
Offers out of HS: UNLV

Trey Cleveland-Arlington (Arlington, TX) Texas Tech Wide Receiver 6-3 / 175
Trey played his high school ball at Arlington HS. Emmett Jones found him and extended him an offer. Played at Texas Tech the past 4 seasons. He appeared in all 12 games for the Red Raiders. I imagine he is in the WR rotation this season.
2022 Stats: 22 receptions for 344 yards
Offers out of HS: Texas Tech and Southern Illinois

Paula Vaipulu-Channelview (Channelview, TX) Georgia Tech Interior Offensive Lineman  6-3 / 305
Paula played his high school ball at Channelview High School. His high school coach was Jalen Hurts’ father Averion Hurts. Paula is also the cousin to Manase Mose. Paula played at Georgia Tech for the last 3 seasons. He started 9 games at guard and center. I imagine he will be either our starting center or guard next season.
Offers out of HS: Georgia Tech, Arizona, Boston College, BYU, Colorado St, FIU, Hawaii, Houston, Liberty, Louisiana Lafayette, Missouri, Nebraska, North Texas, Rutgers, SMU, Southern Miss, Texas State, Tulsa, Utah State, and UTSA

Chandler Rogers-Lake Ridge (Mansfield, TX) University of Louisiana Monroe  Quarterback 6-0 / 194
Chandler played his high school ball at Lake Ridge HS in Mansfield. Fun fact, he was the QB that shared playing time with Jason Bean. Originally signed with Southern Miss and took a redshirt. After 1 year, he transferred to Blinn, where he started 4 games. Chandler transferred to ULM  for the 2021 and 2022 seasons, where he was very productive. I see him as QB 1 next year. Very excited for this addition. I forgot to mention, 68% completion percentage this past season.
2021-2022 ULM Stats: threw for 3714 yards, 24 TDs, 10 INT. He rushed for 720 yards and 6 TDs. He also had 1 receiving TD. 66% career completion percentage
Offers: Cal, Indiana, Sam Houston, and “every Sun Belt school per his Mean Green Show interview”

Dietrich Moore-Broken Arrow (Broken Arrow, OK)  Linebacker 6-0 / 205
Dietrich played his high school ball at Broken Arrow HS in Oklahoma. Number 24 prospect in Oklahoma. Number 1 LB in Oklahoma according to his Twitter page. He flew to the ball in his highlight tape. An injury during his junior slowed down his recruiting process some. I think he will be a solid LB for us in a few years.
2022 Stats: 80 tackles, two sacks, four int, and one FF
Offers: Incarnate Word, ULM, New Mexico St, Southeast Missouri St, Lindenwood, and JUCO

Desmond Magiya-McKinney (McKinney, TX)  Offensive Tackle 6-4 / 270
Desmond played his high school ball at McKinney High. First Team All-District 5-6A OL. I was impressed by his run blocking. He is not afraid to get in a 3 point stance and block down on a LB or DE. I liked the effort he was giving on runs that were several yards down field. He was still sprinting downfield looking to make a block. His pass blocking was not bad against the small DEs he was facing. I imagine he will need a year in the weight room to add strength for blocking FBS DL. Overall, I think he has a lot of potential. This is a good pickup for 2-3 years down the road.
Offers: Alcorn, Pittsburg State, Weber State, Northern Arizona, Kilgore JC, Abilene Christian, Southern Arkansas & Incarnate Word

Evan Jackson-North Shore (Houston, TX)  Safety 5-10 / 170
Evan played his high school ball at North Shore. First Team All-District 21-6A DB and Returner. Very athletic DB and played for one of the top high schools in the country. He might be a redshirt candidate but I could see him contributing down the road.
2022 Stats: 62 tackles, 4.0 TFL and 7 PBU  3 punt return TDs
Offers: Grambling State, Lamar, Marshall, Northwestern State and SFA

Brian Nelson-Shadow Creek (Pearland, TX)  Cornerback 6-0 /181
Brian played at Shadow Creek in Pearland, Texas. He had 27 offers and we beat several G5 schools for his services. 7 INTs on the season. I was impressed with his coverage skills and how he would jump routes for INTs. There were a few plays where he fought off WR blocks and made tackles. That is a skill he definitely will need at this level. It's good to see that he is not afraid of contact. He didn't have a ton of tackles the year, but that could be due to QBs not throwing his way (7 INTs).  Great addition to the defense!
2022 Stats: 14 Tackles 7 INT 4 Passed Defended (I assume this is similar to pass break ups)
Offers: Akron, Coastal Carolina, Miami (OH), New Mexico, New Mexico St, North Texas, Old Dominion, Texas St, ACU, Air Force, Navy and 16 FCS offers (Yes 16, I am not going to list them all).

Isaac Sohn-Aledo (Aledo, TX)   Offensive Tackle 6-5 / 280
Played his high school ball at state powerhouse Aledo. He has more pancakes than IHOP. Ok, that was a corny joke, but he was mauling guys in almost everyone of these cherry picked clips. Aledo played a lot of schools with FBS talent and he even labeled some of the guys "3 star DT of 5 star LB" that he was going against in the video. I was impressed seeing him go out and block on screen plays. This is a good addition to the OL. He is recovering from an injury and could be a redshirt candidate.
Offers: UTSA, Air Force, Lamar, Dartmouth, La Tech, New Mexico St, Sam Houston St, San Diego St, SMU, and Texas St

Matthew Moore -Ellison (Killen, TX)  Linebacker 6-2 / 210
Played his high school all at Killeen Ellison High. Two-Time First Team All- District LB. He runs track and is a very good student. I was impressed with his closing speed on plays. He did a good job fighting off blocks and making tackles.  He's very athletic and should be a solid contributor in a few years for us. Honestly, I think this is one of the kids that is getting hurt by the transfer portal. OU, Texas Tech, and TCU were all showing interest. I bet if his high school had a better year, he would have had more offers. This staff is turning over rocks to find kids and I like it.
2022 Stats: 129 Tackles 17 TFL 3 Sacks 3 PBU 1 FF
Offers: Arkansas State, Midwestern State, Cisco College, Blinn, Kilgore JC, Southwestern, McPherson College and Texas Lutheran

Kollin Lewis-Gladewater (Gladewater, TX)  Defensive Back / Wide Receiver 5-11 / 170
Kollin is the lone East Texas recruit this year. He played at Gladewater High School and was the 6-3A Co-Offensive Player of the year. He is very athletic and plays DB and WR. Kollin is a coaches kid. He also plays basketball and runs track. He has speed and decent hands. He reminds me of Loronzo Thompson that is currently on the roster. He was previously committed to Texas State and recruited by Clay Jennings.
2022 Stats: 37 tackles, one sack and two interceptions; 12 total touchdowns;  41 receptions for 693 yards; 74 carries for 514 yards
Offers: Arkansas St., LA Tech, TX State, and UTSA

Jayven Anderson-North Shore (Houston, TX)  Safety 6-0 / 205
Jayven played his high school ball at North Shore. He was high school teammates with Evan Jackson. This is the highest defensive recruit that we have signed in the modern era. He had 4 INTs on the year and 64 tackles. It seems they either had him deep covering guys or brought him down in the box to defend against the run. He was very explosive and a bully on the defense. There were several plays where he took great angles and made solo tackles. I really liked his film and I imagine he would probably compete for playing time as a freshman. He has offers from 7 P5 schools. This is a big win for the defense.
2022 Stats: 64 Tackles, 16 PBU, 4 INTs (if I am reading the stats correctly, they were all returned for TDs)
Offers: Arkansas, Arkansas State, Colorado, Houston, Indiana, Ole Miss, Purdue, SMU, Texas, UTSA, and Grambling

Ethan Miner-Kingswood-Oxford School (West Hartford, CT) Arkansas State  Center 6-2.5 / 283
Ethan played his high school ball at Kingswood-Oxford in West Hartford, CT. He was a 2 star recruit out of of high school with offers from Arkansas State and Navy. Ethan played 32 games and started 24 of them at Arkansas State. Last season he started at center, but he also has experience playing guard. Ethan should be a starter for us at guard or center.

Noah Rauschenberg-Union (Tulsa, OK) Baylor  Kicker 6-2 / 185
Noah played his high school ball at Union High School in Tulsa Oklahoma. He spent the last 4 years at Baylor where he was their kickoff specialist. Noah chose us over an offer from Oklahoma State. No. 1 rated kickoff specialist for 2022 according to Pro Football Focus. He should compete to be our starting kicker.
HS Stats: Owns every Union High School record including 185 career PATs … Converted 10-of-16 field goals as a senior … Had a long of 54 yards … Also booted two field goals from 53 yards … Connected on 52-of-54 PATs … Had touchbacks of 50-of-65 kickoffs with an average of 67.95 yards per kickoff (Source Mean Green Sports)
Offers out of HS: Baylor, Tulsa, and Houston

Keith Smith-South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX)  Defensive Line 6-2 / 280
Keith played his high school at South Oak Cliff, where he was a part of back to back state champion teams. I couldn’t find his 2022 stats, but he had 17 sacks over the last 2 years. I know he was a big reason for their dominance. Keith is a solid addition to our defense and should be a key contributor in the next few years.
2021 stats: 64 tackles, 19 TFL, five sacks, two forced fumbles, and three recoveries
Offers: Arizona State, Arkansas State, Incarnate Word, La Tech, ULM, Morgan State, Sam Houston State, Texas State, and Toledo

Taylor Starling-South Oak Cliff (Dallas, TX)  Cornerback 5-10.5 / 170
Taylor played his high school at South Oak Cliff, where he was a part of back to back state champion teams. I couldn’t find his 2022 stats, but he played on a loaded defense. Taylor is very fast and athletic. During track season he ran a 10.49 100 Meter dash. Taylor chose us over Texas State and UTSA. He was previously committed to Colorado. Since our new scheme is a 3-3-5 there is a chance that he gets to play early. I look forward to seeing him play at UNT.
2021 Stats: 51 Tackles, 2 TFL, 1 Sack. 1 PBU, 2 INT, 1 INT TD
Colorado, Arizona, Buffalo, Grambling State, Houston Christian, Kansas, Montana State, Northern Arizona, Purdue, Texas State, Toledo, UAB, and UTSA

Join Harry and North Texas Football recruiting expert JD Davis as they analyze the latest commitments and signings for Eric Morris and his newly hired staff as they edge closer to finalizing the Mean Green 2023 signing day class.
Audio Link:  https://gomeangreen.libsyn.com/gomeangreencom-barbershop-podcast-232-jan-25-2023

Coach Andy Mac
Join @Harryand @TheReal_jayDas they recap the newly hired UNT Head Football Coach and AD hiring press conference along with the latest assistant coach hirings and some that may be on the cusp of being made.  The boys also talk about the latest from national signing day part 1 as well as the recent portal activity.
direct audio link:  https://traffic.libsyn.com/gomeangreen/xmas_eve_22_mixdown.mp3

Coach Andy Mac
Join Evan, Harry and TheRealJD as they discuss newly hired UNT head football coach Eric Morris.  The boys give their initial thoughts on the hire and look at the hiring process involving Morris as well as that of newly hired UNT Athletic Director Jared Mosley.  They close out by discussing how both will look to build on UNT's athletic success as the program joins the American Athletic Conference (AAC) next year.
Direct audio link:  https://traffic.libsyn.com/gomeangreen/Morris_hired_mixdown.mp3

Coach Andy Mac
Join @Evan@Harry@BeyondTheGreenand @TheReal_jayD as they discuss the firing of 7-year UNT Head Football Coach Seth Littrell as well as the impact on the program and the future.  The boys also discuss possible replacements for Littrell as well as the status of the open AD position as Wren Baker moves on to almost heaven West Virginia.
direct audio link:  https://gomeangreen.libsyn.com/gomeangreencom-barbershop-podcast-229

Coach Andy Mac
Join @Evan, @Harry and @TheReal_jayD as they preview the upcoming C-USA Championship game in San Antonio against UTSA as well as the huge news that UNT AD Wren Baker has accepted the same position at West Virginia of the Big 12 Conference. 
direct audio link:  https://gomeangreen.libsyn.com/gomeangreencom-barbershop-podcast-228

Join @Evanand @Harry as they discuss the upcoming UNT homecoming game against FIU as well as the status of head coach Seth LIttrell after he notches a career defining win against heavily favored Western Kentucky on the road.  
Direct Audio Link:  https://traffic.libsyn.com/gomeangreen/FIU_2022_mixdown.mp3

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