SMU offers Highsmith

SMU has extended a scholarship offer to OLB Alonzo Highsmith, Jr., who is currently a sophomore at Phoenix College. Read further to get the details on Highsmith, whose name is familiar to football fans across the nation.

"I'm being recruited by Coach (Derrick) Odum," said JUCO outside linebacker Alonzo Highsmith. "SMU is the only school that's offered yet, but I'm getting interest from Washington, Utah State, Arkansas, and Cincinnati.

"Utah State is coming down here this weekend. I might take a visit to Washington soon, and I would like to get over to SMU for a visit, but we're in the middle of the season right now, so we'll see what happens. I'm going to try to make one."

What is the 6-foot-1, 218-pounder looking for in a four-year program?

"I mean, I'm just looking for playing time," he said. "I want to play for a winning program and SMU is doing that right now. They went to a bowl game last year."

There's no doubt that Highsmith has outstanding bloodlines. His father, Alonzo Highsmith, Sr., was a standout RB at the University of Miami, where he won a national championship. The elder Highsmith spent six seasons in the NFL, including stints with the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers.

"It was great growing up in an NFL household," said Highsmith. "My dad never really pushed football on us, but he let us know what we needed to do, in order to succeed."

Highsmith prepped at Fort Bend Elkins and originally committed to Nicholls State before landing at Phoenix College. His brother, A.J. Highsmith, is a sophomore quarterback at Miami.

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