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UNT still has options for late football additions

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Brett Vito, Staff Writer

North Texas added a host of key players long after national signing day heading into its first season under Seth Littrell.

The Mean Green still have a scholarship to give and options to consider moving forward after one potential target came off the board.

Former Guyer wide receiver Ellis Jefferson committed to Houston on Monday.

Our Guyer writer Adam Boedeker has since confirmed that Jefferson will continue his career at Houston.

Jefferson seemed like a good bet to end up at UNT due to the fact it is his hometown school and it offered a good chance to play. He was at practice multiple times during spring drills. His mother accompanied him at least once.

The word over the last few days was that Jefferson had narrowed his focus to Houston and SMU. Houston won out in the end.

So where does UNT go from here?

There are a few names floating out there. Former Auburn wide receiver Jimmy Stoudemire has UNT in his top four along with Florida Atlantic, Washington State and Toledo. Stoudemire told the Denton Record-Chronicle that the Mean Green are definately in the picture. 

Quincy University transfer quarterback Robbie Kelley is looking to continue his career at the FBS level as a graduate transfer. He told the DRC that he will decide between UNT and Butler, but would begin his career with the Mean Green as a walk-on if he decided to go that route.

UNT's staff could be looking to go another direction in terms of late scholarship/blue shirt additions.

UNT came out of spring practice feeling good about its wide receiver corps than it did heading in. The Mean Green's offensive line is another place UNT could look for help.

Just don't rule out UNT going after a cornerback or two. The Mean Green have two solid players coming back in Nate Brooks and Eric Jenkins, but could be in the market for some help to bolster the position.

UNT has just one cornerback coming in with its next class in Cameron Johnson and signed one high school cornerback in 2015 in Jameel Moore. 

The Mean Green's numbers are a little thin there.