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UNT picks up commitment from Oklahoma defensive lineman

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Brett Vito, Staff Writer

North Texas added to its 2018 recruiting class on Friday when Oklahoma defensive tackle Derrick Shaw committed to the Mean Green.

The Broken Arrow standout announced his decision on his Twitter account:

Shaw is rated as a three-star prospect by 247Sports. He was also offered a scholarship by Navy, Montana, Missouri State and Northeastern State.

Shaw finished with 77 tackles and six sacks this season. Here are his Hudl highlights.

UNT emerged from the midterm signing period with the sixth-ranked recruiting class in Conference USA and will hold on to that spot after adding Shaw.

The Mean Green posted one of the best seasons in recent program history in the second season of Seth Littrell's tenure at the school in 2017. 

UNT finished 9-5 after falling to Troy in the New Orleans Bowl.

The Mean Green struggled at times defensively while allowing 35 points per game and have loaded up on defensive players so far in their recruiting class.

UNT signed a pair of junior college defensive linemen in their midterm class -- Darrian McMillan and Josh Sa'afi.  

The Mean Green now have 10 players committed or signed who will play on the defensive side of the ball. Shaw is the 15th player to commit to UNT from the Class of 2018. 

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