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2020 SMU football commitments (10)

Postby PonyPride » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:02 am

Jay Bell
Linebacker
Beaumont (West Brook), Texas
6-2 / 200
Chose SMU over Houston Baptist (offer), Louisiana-Monroe (offer), New Mexico State (offer), North Texas (offer)

Marcus Bryant
Offensive tackle
Round Rock (Cedar Ridge), Texas
6-6 / 245
Chose SMU over Incarnate Word (offer), Arizona State
Marcus Bryant HIGHLIGHTS

Branson Hickman
Center/guard
Dallas (Jesuit), Texas
6-2 / 275
Chose SMU over Air Force (offer), Army (offer), Liberty (offer), Louisiana Tech (offer), Louisiana-Monroe (offer), Memphis (offer), Navy (offer), Texas State (offer), Tulsa (offer), Arizona, Boston College, Rice
Brandon Hickman HIGHLIGHTS

Mason Mastrov
Linebacker
Moraga (Campolindo), California
6-4 / 213
Chose SMU over Air Force (offer), Army (offer), Cal Poly (offer), Colgate (offer), Eastern Washington (offer), Fordham (offer), Northern Arizona (offer), Portland State (offer), Sacramento State (offer), San Jose State (offer), UC-Davis (offer), Wyoming (offer), Alabama, Cal, Fresno State, Miami, Oregon State, UCLA
Mason Mastrov HIGHLIGHTS

Dalton Perdue
Offensive tackle
El Dorado, Arkansas
6-7 / 280
Chose SMU over Arkansas State (offer), Central Arkansas (offer), Louisiana-Monroe (offer), Memphis (offer), Murray State (offer), Tulane (offer), Arkansas, Louisiana Tech
Dalton Perdue HIGHLIGHTS

Raylen Sharpe
Quarterback
Allen, Texas
5-7 / 150
Chose SMU over Air Force (offer), Arizona (offer), Army (offer), Holy Cross (offer)
Raylen Sharpe HIGHLIGHTS

Erin Smith
Offensive tackle
North Little Rock, Arkansas
6-5 / 280
Chose SMU over Arkansas State (offer), Colorado State (offer), Kansas (offer), Louisiana Tech (offer), Louisiana-Monroe (offer), Memphis (offer), North Texas (offer), Tulane (offer), Vanderbilt (offer), Arkansas
Erin Smith HIGHLIGHTS

Marcus Smith
Guard
Stafford, Texas
6-3 / 315
Chose SMU over Alcorn State (offer), Houston (offer), Houston Baptist (offer), Louisiana (offer), Louisiana Tech (offer), Louisiana-Monroe (offer), North Texas (offer), Texas Southern (offer), Tulsa (offer), Utah State (offer), Yale (offer)
Marcus Smith HIGHLIGHTS

Ben Sparks
Offensive tackle
Norman, Oklahoma
6-4 / 285
Chose SMU over Arkansas State (offer), Army (offer), Dartmouth (offer), Eastern Michigan (offer), Memphis (offer), Navy (offer), New Mexico State (offer), North Texas (offer), Northern Iowa (offer), Princeton (offer), Rice (offer), Texas State (offer), Troy (offer), Tulsa (offer), Wyoming (offer), Yale (offer), Air Force, Ohio
Ben Sparks HIGHLIGHTS

Karl Taylor
Safety
Midland (Lee), Texas
6-1 / 180
Chose SMU over Air Force (offer), Army (offer), Houston (offer), Louisiana (offer), North Texas (offer), Tulsa (offer), Utah (offer), Texas, Texas Tech
Karl Taylor HIGHLIGHTS
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (9)

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:48 pm

So...a total of 4 P5 offers so far for the 1st 9 commitments. In the past, many on this board would be bashing our coaches for taking so many DITR recruits. Time will tell how many of these guys will develop into quality D-I players and whether this coaching staff will be the group to finally elevate the program to a level where we can consistently compete with Top 25 programs. Hopefully we will have the same problem Chad Morris had, i.e., guys showing well in their senior seasons and attracting P5 offers after they had committed to SMU but hopefully Sonny & Co can hang onto those guys.
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (9)

Postby max the wonder dog » Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:45 am

Charleston Pony wrote:So...a total of 4 P5 offers so far for the 1st 9 commitments. In the past, many on this board would be bashing our coaches for taking so many DITR recruits. Time will tell how many of these guys will develop into quality D-I players and whether this coaching staff will be the group to finally elevate the program to a level where we can consistently compete with Top 25 programs. Hopefully we will have the same problem Chad Morris had, i.e., guys showing well in their senior seasons and attracting P5 offers after they had committed to SMU but hopefully Sonny & Co can hang onto those guys.


The QB and Safety both had P5 offers. The LB had a dozen D1 offers. The rest are offensive linemen with good size and may be redshirted, so if they are not P1 material now they may be in 2 years.

This isn't like the June era when DITRs didn't have D1 offers. I remember one of June's offensive line summer commits who didn't start for his HS team his junior year.
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (9)

Postby JasonB » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:43 pm

Last year's recruits definitely had more offers.

This year is a completely different approach. Shoot very high, and then if you miss, take the players that match the analytic model regardless of offers.

These recruits aren't DITR from a ratings perspective. Many are from an offers perspective. The reason for the difference is that the ratings guys also love analytics. So it kind of meshes with their perspective of the world.

It will be telling how many of these players pick up additional offers as the season goes along and more teams get film.
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (9)

Postby SoCal_Pony » Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:03 pm

Charleston Pony wrote:So...a total of 4 P5 offers so far for the 1st 9 commitments. In the past, many on this board would be bashing our coaches for taking so many DITR recruits.


Quite possibly it’s growing apathy in our athletics, it will be interesting to see attendance this year at Ford.

Those 4 P5 offers are misleading IMO as they include Kansas & Vanderbilt, as well as an Arizona offer on a 5’7” athlete. Also a Utah offer. Big yawn.

Contrast that to Coogs, who have 5 commits, everyone of whom has a P5 offer.

UH P5 offer list - Arizona, Boston College, Kansas St, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn St, Tennessee (2 offers), Texas A&M (2 offers) & Virginia. 13 P5 offers in total, several high quality offers.

Big advantage once again to Coog High.
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (9)

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:44 am

247 Sports reporting another commit (# 10) from Jay Bell, WDE recruited as an OLB

https://247sports.com/player/jay-bell-46055549/
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (10)

Postby SoCal_Pony » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:02 pm

to update SMU vs Houston, the 1 true school we should compare ourselves to:

SMU - 10 commits in total, 3 commits have P5 offers, 7 commits with 0 P5 offers.

SMU commits w/P5 offers - Arizona, Kansas, Vanderbilt & Utah.


Houston - 8 commits in total, all 8 have P5 offers.

Houston commits w/P5 offers - Arizona, Boston College, Kansas St, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn St, Rutgers, Tennessee (2 offers), Texas A&M (2 offers), Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia (2 offers) & Washington St (2 offers).
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (10)

Postby CJPONY16 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:05 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:to update SMU vs Houston, the 1 true school we should compare ourselves to:

SMU - 10 commits in total, 3 commits have P5 offers, 7 commits with 0 P5 offers.

SMU commits w/P5 offers - Arizona, Kansas, Vanderbilt & Utah.


Houston - 8 commits in total, all 8 have P5 offers.

Houston commits w/P5 offers - Arizona, Boston College, Kansas St, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn St, Rutgers, Tennessee (2 offers), Texas A&M (2 offers), Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia (2 offers) & Washington St (2 offers).


They have the hype of a new P5 coach. Our staff did a great job on their evals last year, with many kids picking up offers and getting ratings boosts as the year went on. Just have to trust them.
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (10)

Postby max the wonder dog » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:00 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:to update SMU vs Houston, the 1 true school we should compare ourselves to:

SMU - 10 commits in total, 3 commits have P5 offers, 7 commits with 0 P5 offers.

SMU commits w/P5 offers - Arizona, Kansas, Vanderbilt & Utah.


Houston - 8 commits in total, all 8 have P5 offers.

Houston commits w/P5 offers - Arizona, Boston College, Kansas St, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn St, Rutgers, Tennessee (2 offers), Texas A&M (2 offers), Texas Tech, Utah, Vanderbilt, Virginia (2 offers) & Washington St (2 offers).


Based on the number and quality of transfers, it appears to me that the high school recruiting rankings don't reflect the upgrade in talent.
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (10)

Postby Terry Webster » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:44 pm

Question for those who know more than me...with the transfer portal now, is recruiting out of hs make as big a difference especially for non p5 schools?
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Re: 2020 SMU football commitments (10)

Postby Charleston Pony » Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:22 pm

Terry Webster wrote:Question for those who know more than me...with the transfer portal now, is recruiting out of hs make as big a difference especially for non p5 schools?


H.S. recruiting remains important but as Sonny said in his recent comments, transfers who come in with more than one year of eligibility are what he and his staff have targeted. Can't take too many guys who can give you only one year...those guys have to be immediate impact guys.
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