Former SMU CB Looking To Come Back

It's been a long road for former SMU cornerback Keivon Gamble. One he hopes is coming to a close soon.

It's been a long road for former SMU cornerback Keivon Gamble. One he hopes is coming to a close soon.

After enrolling at SMU as a freshman in the 2009 season, things were going well for Gamble on the field. He had red-shirted that year, but many felt he would be a large contributor during the 2010 season.

But, academically things weren't going so well for Gamble and he was forced to go to Trinity Valley Community College in 2010.

With just a few months left to go in the second semester, Gamble is ready to make the jump back to D-1 football. He just hopes it can be at SMU.

"I came down here and did everything they asked me to do grad-wise and I excelled on the field, so it's really up to administration. All of the SMU staff wants me back and checks in on me to make sure I'm handling my business to get back. I am still a Mustang. It's just a matter of  whether or not administration will let me back in grade-wise," said the cornerback. "This whole experience made me a better player for when I come back. I've gotten so much better as a student and a player. I can't wait for Mustang fans to get a glimpse of the type of player they have in me."

While improving his grades in the classroom, Gamble was also improving his game as a lock-down corner. In eleven games this year, the former Dallas Lincoln standout had four interceptions and 20 pass breakups. He also recorded 36 tackles and one forced fumble.

"I am hoping to remain an SMU Mustang and play for Coach Jones and Coach Odum, but some of my sources are telling me that TCU and Texas Tech want me," said Gamble. "I haven't talked to any schools out of respect for SMU, but TCU and Tech somehow know my situation and they're waiting for SMU to let me go permanently.

"Earlier today La Tech also said that if things didn't work out for SMU, they would like me to sign with them."

The sophomore reported that he was supposed to have an answer today on whether or not SMU was going to let him back into school. Scout.com has been trying to get in touch with Gamble tonight, but has failed so far.


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