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UNT lands sleeper WR

Dallas (Texas) Life School Oak Cliff is not exactly known as a hotbed for college recruiters. However, head coach Robert Acree certainly has a lot of talent on his hands. Leading the way is wide receiver Roderick Lancaster.
The 6-foot-2, 200-pound prospect, a two-time all-district selection, recently picked up his first offer and wasted no time committing to the in-state program.
"Roderick verbally committed to North Texas yesterday," Acree said on Tuesday. "He went to their camp and was offered after that. They knew about him before the camp. They had all his highlight videos and stuff like that and that's how he sort of got invited. He knew if he did well they probably would offer him judging by what they saw on the video.
"It didn't surprise me at all that they were impressed with him there. This kid is legit. Coach (Justin) Gaines is the recruiter for our area and he knew about Roderick when he was at Montana State last year. He went and gout hired on at UNT and called me up to ask about Roderick."
Lancaster has been receiving interest from some other schools as well. However, the Mean Green have been recruiting him the hardest.
"Roderick was pretty open earlier," Acree said. "UNT was the first (to offer) and just happened to be the one that Roderick liked the most but I know UT, coach (Bruce) Chambers is our recruiter, he's been in contact too. UNT pretty much went full force to get Roderick though. He was invited to go to the SMU camp. He was going to go there but he had been battling some turf toe so he sat that one out."
Lancaster is not the only prospect that has landed on college radars though. Acree says he has a running back that is receiving attention as well.
"Michael Williams is our tailback and he's getting interest too," he said. "They all really got noticed at the Nike combine. They all scored off the charts there. They went to state in the 4x100 (relay). All of them are 4.4-4.5 kids - legit 4.4 and 4.5s. Roderick is a 10.8 in the 100 meters. He's our anchor. Williams is being looked at by SMU and some other schools."