North Texas lands Louisiana standout

It took outside linebacker Royce LaFrance of Harvey (La.) Helen Cox only one visit to North Texas to come to the conclusion that was the place for him.
He arrived there for a visit early Friday evening.
He committed to the Mean Green early Saturday morning.
"I just felt more comfortable there," LaFrance said. "They recruited me very strongly. That's the reason I chose them. I also think I could start my freshman year. I got to tour the facilities and I liked it a lot. It was pretty cool. The new stadium they have is nice. I like the way they designed it."
According to LaFrance, he met with head coach Dan McCarney on Saturday.
"He was very excited that I had chosen them," LaFrance said.
LaFrance said he also had offers from Arizona and Southern Miss. The 6-feet-3, 235-pounder had planned to visit Southern Miss next week.
"I don't know if I'm going now," LaFrance said. "I don't know if I should be going now since I committed."
In addition to North Texas, LaFrance also visited Florida and Mississippi State. He said programs such as Baylor and SMU were also considered though neither had offered.
As a junior, LaFrance recorded 111 tackles, two sacks, 10 tackles for loss and two interceptions.
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