UNT Was Destiny For Argyle Linebacker

Argyle's Dunham commits to play for Dodge, UNT

By Adam Boedeker
|  Wednesday, Dec 23, 2009  |  Updated 7:30 AM CDT
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UNT Was Destiny For Argyle Linebacker

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Blake Dunham will be heading to the team he cheered for as a youth, as he committed to play at North Texas.

Anyone who calls himself/herself a P-1, radio lingo for a huge Sportsradio 1310 The Ticket fan, know about George Dunham's love for the Mean Green. After all, aside from his fantastic work on The Musers radio show on The Ticket, Dunham has been part of the Mean Green Radio Network for 20 years calling action for UNT sports.

Now, his dream will come to fruition, as Dunham's son, Blake, will be wearing the green and white for UNT head coach Todd Dodge and the Mean Green as he orally committed to play football at North Texas late last week, as was first reported in the Denton Record-Chronicle.

Oral commitments are nonbinding. The first day a Class of 2010 recruit can sign a national letter of intent is Feb. 3.

But don't be mistaken, this scholarship offer isn't just doing a favor to a longtime supporter of Mean Green athletics (if you think it could possibly be in the first place, you're most likely clinically insane as no Division I university would do such thing) because the younger Dunham can flat-out play, and he can do it all over the field.

As a senior for Argyle this past season, the outside linebacker/goal-line back played a key role in leading the Eagles to their first outright district title in school history in their first perfect regular season in school history before a third-round playoff exit.

Dunham (6-2, 200) finished the season as Argyle’s second-leading tackler with 123, with six coming behind the line of scrimmage. He also forced three fumbles and had an interception. But he was also the team's leading touchdown rusher with seven scores on the ground on just 19 carries. Oh, and he's also a deep snapper, which could be his niche come college time.

 

“A lot of schools look for guys like that,” Blake Dunham told the Record-Chronicle. “If you can deep snap that’s a big advantage. They’re not really sure what I’m going to do for them, but it’s a possibility I could play on either side of the ball really.

Adam Boedeker is a sports writer/award-winning blogger for the Denton Record-Chronicle. Merry Christmas to all! The kids like that.

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