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Walerius: UNT junior day a success for program

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Brett Vito, Staff Writer

North Texas hosted nearly 100 players at its junior day in conjunction with  its first Saturday workout of the spring a few days ago.

The Mean Green and new recruiting coordinator Luke Walerius were pleased with the turnout and the results.

"It went really well," Walerius said on Monday when the Mean Green returned to practice. "We had 89 kids in and 46 of them tweeted out that they had a great time. A lot of them had one-on-one time with coaches. We had a lot of good feedback. A lot of kids enjoyed it."

Walerius took over as UNT's recruiting coordinator in the offseason. UNT coach Seth Littrell has maintained in the last few months that he wants to upgrade the program's production in recruiting and indicated that the addition of Walerius is a key part of that plan.

"[Walerius] will bring a high-energy approach and a new perspective to our recruiting efforts to continue to build on our successes in that area," Littrell said when Walerius joined the staff.

UNT's junior day was one of Walerius' first chances to put his stamp on the program's recruiting operation. He was pleased with the results.

"Eighty nine is a good number," Walerius said. "A lot of kids saw the program and every aspect of it that would affect their lives."

UNT is looking to build on a recruiting season that resulted in a 2018 signing class that 247Sports ranked eighth in Conference USA. Walerius arrived in time to help UNT put the finishing touches on that class.

Littrell credited his new recruiting coordinator with helping UNT land Humble Atascocita safety Alex Morris, one of the highest rated players int he class. UNT didn't begin recruiting Morris until the final weeks before signing day.

Walerius is confident UNT can bring in another solid class after the Mean Green's junior day.

"It's going really well," Walerius said.