SMU at the top of Cantrell's list

Junior wide receiver Dylan Cantrell (Whitehouse, Texas) has received a ton of interest in the early stages of his recruitment from myriad Division I schools. He hasn't gotten the chance to visit them all yet, but has been to SMU's campus three times already. He said SMU is at the top of his list at this time.

Dylan Cantrell is gaining a lot of traction in his recruitment.

The junior wide receiver out of Whitehouse, Texas (Whitehouse) finished the year with 86 receptions and 21 touchdowns in 11 games. He led the state in Class 4A in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns during the regular season.

He's received a ton of interest from big-time programs across the country. His only offer at this time is from Ole Miss, but it seems every week a new school is knocking on his door. Cantrell has gotten interest from Baylor, BYU, Oklahoma State, Texas, Teas Tech, SMU, Houston, California and Oregon among quite a few others.

This past weekend, his junior season ended when Whitehouse lost to Sherman 45-24 in the first round of the state playoffs. Cantrell had eight receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns on the night.

"The defense played great the first half, but the offense couldn't get anything going," Cantrell said. "It was 10-3 Sherman at the half. The second, half we moved the ball but we had some costly turnovers. We lost by 21 points and Sherman and a pick-six and a punt returned for a touchdown. They also scored after we fumbled and gave them great field position.

"I don't believe they were better than us, we just didn't execute when we had to."

He expects to keep his training and conditioning up during the offseason.

Cantrell hasn't gotten the chance to visit all of the schools on his interest list yet, but he has been to SMU's campus three times.

"I would definitely rank SMU in my Top 5 schools at this point," he said. "I have not visited all of the campuses [of the other schools] or met the coaches yet, but it's really early in the process and all I know is SMU is at the top of my list."

Cantrell said that he is going to visit Baylor this weekend for the Oklahoma game.

He also said he's been invited to the U.S. Army National Combine that will be at the Alamo Dome on Jan. 6-8.

Keep an eye on this guy.


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