By Coach Andy Mac
How Skip Holtz and his coaching staff have attacked and been effective with the transfer portal this offseason has been unprecedented, even by their recruiting standards.
Since the 2019 squad shut out Miami, 14-0, in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport to conclude the season five months ago, Louisiana Tech has added five transfers, four of those from FBS programs. The other transfer was an FCS quarterback Luke Anthony from Abilene Christian that signed on Signing Day back in February.
Tech has made some big splashes on the transfer market, not only from a team needs standpoint, but also in talent as well. The departure of three-year starter J'Mar Smith left a void at quarterback and Anthony, a two-star recruit, will provide competition at the position once camp opens up in Ruston.
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February 2018 North Texas Signees
Tallahassee, Florida (Independence CC)
Humble, Texas (Atascocita HS)
Thomas Preston III
Mesa, Arizona (Scottsdale CC)
Broken Arrow, Oklahoma (Broken Arrow HS)
Killeen, Texas (Ellison HS)
December 2017 North Texas Signees
Mansfield, Texas (Lake Ridge HS)
Conroe, Texas (Conroe HS)
Anna, Texas (Anna HS)
Kevyon "KD" Davis
Ennis, Texas (Ennis HS)
The Colony, Texas (The Colony HS)
Wylie, Texas (Wylie HS)
Lexington, Kentucky (Frederick Douglass HS)
Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS)
Mobile, Alabama (Butler CC)
Larry Nixon III
North Richland Hills, Texas (Richland HS)
Alief, Texas (Hastings HS)
Euless, Texas (Mt. San Antonio College)
Gautier, Mississippi (Gulf Coast JC)
Grand Prairie, Texas (Grand Prairie HS)
A school-record seven North Texas teams earned a perfect score for the 2017-18 academic year, according to the Academic Progress Rate report released by the NCAA Wednesday.
Since the NCAA began reporting APR data in 2005, North Texas has never more than six teams with a perfect score in one academic year.
Posting a perfect 1,000 for the 2017-18 season were men's golf, women's golf, men's cross country, women's basketball, swimming & diving, tennis and volleyball. For men's and women's golf, women's basketball, and tennis, this was the seconded year in a row to report a perfect single-year score.
Of the 14 teams sponsored by North Texas, 12 improved their single-year score from the previous year.
"I'm very proud of our student-athletes for their many records and achievements this year," Vice President and Director of Athletics Wren Baker said. "We take the greatest pride in their academic success which is reflective of the dedication of our student-athletes, coaches and academic staff. Collectively with the support of our donors and fans, we will continue to build champions and prepare leaders."
In the multiyear APR data, eight UNT teams maintained or improved their score from last year's report. The multiyear scores cover a four-year period beginning in the 2014-15 academic year and ending in 2017-18. The NCAA mandates a four-year aggregate score of 900 as acceptable for each sport. The Mean Green tennis team has maintained a perfect 1,000 multiyear score to lead the way, and earn public recognition by the NCAA for being in the top-10 percent nationally.
To see how each Mean Green team performed in the APR, find the full report by clicking the link below.
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