Wimbley enjoys SMU game

SMU commit Rishaad Wimbley was among the prospects in attendance at the Mustangs vs. UAB Saturday night. What did he have to say about the game and how is his team doing thus far in 2010?

Rishaad Wimbley didn't hesitate when asked early Sunday evening if he was a Dallas Cowboys fan.

"Oh, no," said the Forney defensive tackle, who committed to SMU over the summer. "Ravens; I'm all about the defense."

That being said, it's no surprise that Wimbley was impressed with the SMU defense, which didn't yield a first down until the final minutes of the second quarter vs. UAB Saturday night.

"I liked the way they played D," said Wimbley of the Mustangs. "They appeared to be playing with more of an attitude (than in the Texas Tech game). They were flying around to the football.

"I got there early and I liked the atmosphere a lot. They don't tailgate at SMU; they 'Boulevard.' I'm probably going to the game this weekend. I plan on going to all the home games except the TCU game, because it's on a Friday.

"I talked to Coach (Bert) Hill and Coach (Tom) Mason. That asked how we've been doing on the field at Forney; how I've been doing; and they said that I looked like I've gotten bigger since last time they saw me.

"I met the other DT that's committed - Darrian Wright from Dayton. I know we have a lot of defensive ends coming in with our recruiting class, but we're the only two defensive tackles."

After a win in the opener, Forney is 1-2 after dropping a 35-17 decision to Lancaster over the weekend. Wimbley hopes to start a new winning streak this weekend, however, vs. Ennis (1-2).

"Ennis isn't as good as Lancaster," he said. "Lancaster had a bigger offensive line than UAB. I had 10 tackles in the game.

"The week before, we led South Oak Cliff, 24-0, but they came back and won, 27-24. We got conservative on offense in the second half and gave them too many opportunities."


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