With a senior laden offensive line on a nationally rated team Jordan Murray, a 6-foot-9, 345-pound offensive tackle from Coppell (Texas) High had to bide his time for his starting spot.
Now the mammoth has received his chance and is trying to take full advantage of it.
In an opening week win over Lewisville (Texas) Hebron he was able to show exactly what he has.
"It felt great," Murray expressed. "I got to get out there and show what I could do. I proved myself very well. We still got 15 games hopefully to go."
Out on the field it is easy to see that he has a physical advantage over most defensive ends, but that is only one of his strengths.
"I was given size, it is a God given gift," admitted Murray who played left and right tackle, alternating with teammate Connor Williams. "I just got to work with it. My strength is my coachability. I am coachable."
Murray received an offer in the spring from the Mean Green and there are a whole bunch of schools keeping track of his early season progress.
"I talk to plenty of schools," Murray reported. "Everyone is talking to me, because everyone comes through here and we have big recruits already."
Because of a the wide array of attention from all levels of programs Murray knows his senior film -- most specifically his first few games of it -- will be very important to his recruitment.
"It is big," Murray said if his highlight film. "All of my coaches are telling me that they want to see the film on me and then they will make their decisions."
"I just want to go out there and put some great film out there for them."
Murray and his family were fired up about his first offer, paving the way for an opportunity for him to play on the next level and maybe beyond.
"I was excited," Murray said of the UNT offer. "I want to go to the NFL and it was dream to get a scholarship offer. I told my family about it and they were all pumped."
"But I still have a long ways to go."