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North Texas is looking for two new cornerbacks this spring. Keelan Crosby has emerged as one of the Mean Green's top options and could be a breakout player.

North Texas picked up its first commitment for its 2020 class late Monday night.

Chris Carpenter, a wide receiver from Jacksonville, announced his decision to play for the Mean Green on his Twitter account.

Carpenter thanked his coaches and teammates before saying that he will continue his career at UNT.

The junior is listed as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. The site lists Carpenter No. 134 in its composite ranking of the top wide receivers in the Class of 2020.

UNT was the first program that competes on the Football Bowl Subdivision level to offer Carpenter a scholarship.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior had several other programs jump into his recruiting process. Virginia offered Carpenter, as did a handful of other FBS teams, including Arkansas State, and Louisiana Monroe.

Oral commitments are non-binding. Jackson’s first opportunity to sign with UNT will come during the early signing period in December.

The addition of Jackson gives UNT a solid foundation for its 2020 class after locking up one its best recruiting class of Seth Littrell’s tenure with the Mean Green that is entering its fourth season.

UNT signed a class of 23 players that ranked third in Conference USA, according to 247Sports.

BRETT VITO can be reached at 940-566-6870 and via Twitter at @brettvito.

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