Sunday leftovers

North Texas held its first full scrimmage of fall practice on Saturday, just hours after picking up a commitment from highly regarded linebacker Jordan Brown.

It's Sunday night and time for the leftovers, that point of the week where we pick back through the events of the weekend, reheat the good stuff -- and some of the bad -- while putting it all in perspective.

It's been a big few days for North Texas on the football front.

The Mean Green held their first full scrimmage of the fall on Saturday and closed it to the media.

There were a host of questions heading into the workout, including how UNT's backup quarterback battle between Austin Aune and Jason Bean is going, how the Mean Green's offense is coming together and how UNT's defense looks with several newcomers in key spots.

We will get the party line on how it all unfolded early this week when coach Seth Littrell is available.

There was some additional movement on the UNT front outside of the scrimmage. Highly regarded Huntsville linebacker Jordan Brown committed to UNT on Friday and talked about his decision on Saturday. 

Brown developed a tight bond with UNT's staff and decided the school is a perfect spot for him to continue his career. It was interesting that Brown visited for the Mean Green's spring game that was rained out.

He didn't get a chance to see UNT play, but that didn't matter.

UNT has 17 players committed and is getting closer and closer to the magical limit of 25. The Mean Green have their quarterback for the class in Stephenville's Kade Renfo and a pretty balanced group overall.

UNT's class is ranked No. 1 in Conference USA by 247Sports at this point.

In an interesting side note, the top five teams in the rankings are all from C-USA's West Division: UNT, Louisiana Tech, Texas-San Antonio, Rice and UAB.

The Florida schools make their hay late when some of the best players in the state realize they are not going to get a chance to play for Florida State, Florida or Miami. Florida Atlantic and Florida International also haul in a host of talented guys late who decide playing for a team in what amounts to a resort destination sounds pretty swell.

That's how Florida Atlantic ended up with the league's best class last year.

We'll see how the race for the top class turns out this year over the next few months. 

Basketball season is still pretty far off, but UNT made some noise when it made the final five for highly regarded Lancaster point guard Mike Miles.

Miles is considering: UNT, Auburn, Oklahoma State, Butler and TCU. It's impressive that the Mean Green made the final five with a host of power conference schools.

And in other news, we are getting closer and closer to the opening of the soccer and volleyball seasons.

Stay tuned. 

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

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