Visiting North Texas for its annual spring game earlier this year didn’t turn out the way Jordan Brown expected.
The Huntsville linebacker made the trip to Denton but didn’t see the Mean Green run a single play after the event was rained out. What Brown did see stuck with him and played a role in his decision to commit to UNT.
Brown announced his decision on his Twitter account Friday and spoke about the comfort level he found at UNT on Saturday morning.
Brown was recruited by UNT offensive line coach Chuck Langston and linebackers coach Galen Scott.
“The relationships I have with the staff, especially coach Langston and coach Scott were important,” Brown said. “I liked what I saw when I went on my visit up there. We can build a dynasty.”
Brown was impressed with what UNT has to offer both in terms of its program and as a school in general. He said the educational opportunities at UNT and the improvements it is making to its facilities made an impression.
UNT is expected to open a new $16 million indoor practice facility that is currently under construction this fall.
“Education is important to me,” Brown said. “I want to major in business and Dallas is a good area for that after graduation.”
Oral commitments are non-binding. The early signing period begins on Dec. 18.
Brown, who is 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, is rated as a three-star prospect in 247Sports’ composite rankings. The site ranks him at No. 94 on its list of the top outside linebacker prospects in the class of 2020.
Brown finished with 165 tackles, seven sacks, 14 tackles for loss, 11 quarterback pressures, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one interception as a junior last season. He was a second-team All-District 10-5A Division II selection.
Brown was offered a scholarship by nine schools, including Colorado State, Louisiana-Monroe and Tulsa. Colorado State was the other school he seriously considered.
The addition of Brown boosted UNT back to the top of 247Sports’ rankings of the top recruiting classes among Conference USA schools.
UNT jumped past Louisiana Tech. The two schools have battled for the top spot throughout the summer.
Brown is the second outside linebacker to join UNT’s recruiting class that now includes 17 players. The Mean Green picked up a commitment from Midwest City, Oklahoma, product Jacobi Johnson, earlier this summer.