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2020 SMU football commitments (9)

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

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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