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Two East Texas Quarterbacks Visiting North Texas Junior Day This Weekend

Carthage’s Blake Bogenschutz scrambles during the Bulldogs’ 44-21 win at Nacogdoches in September. (Bud Worley,

[Updated, 6:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22]

Two quarterbacks in East Texas’ 2014 recruiting class will take in the North Texas junior day event this weekend in Denton.

Carthage’s Blake Bogenschutz and Big Sandy’s Travis Willoughby are making the trip to UNT, which is leaving the Sun Belt Conference for Conference-USA for the 2013 football season. Joining the two signal callers will be a pair of two-way Harmony players: Tim McCoy and Levi Thompson.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Bogenschutz completed more than 55 percent of his passes for 2,870 yards, 38 touchdowns, and nine interceptions in 2012, when he led Carthage to an 11-3 record and Class 3A Division I state semifinal appearance. Bogenschutz is one of five or six players in the 2014 Carthage class — all on offense — who are potential Division I FBS recruits, joining receivers Tee Goree and Okeeron Rutherford, linemen Adrian Goodacre and Griffin Bankhead, and tailback Tevin Pipkin.

Willoughby threw for more than 1,500 yards with 16 touchdowns and seven interceptions on a completion percentage better than 54 percent. He ran 55 times for 229 yards and another touchdown in 2012 as Big Sandy finished 5-5.

Bogenschutz has already attended an SMU junior day, which was this past weekend. Texas State and Houston Baptist have also show interest.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound McCoy, who played in the backfield and in the secondary, ran for 297 yards and seven touchdowns on 74 carries in 2012, which saw Harmony finish 5-5. Defensively, he had 99 tackles, one interception, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. The 5-foot-11, 212-pound Thompson, who mostly played linebacker but also saw action at tailback, led Harmony with 121 tackles, two interceptions, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.

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