Recruiting Spotlight: Prescott Line

Though the Line family has been SMU fans for quite some time, Prescott Line has more of a reason to be one today as he signs his National Letter of Intent and joins his brother Zach as a Mustang.

Even though his brother is famous around these parts, Prescott Line is ready to make his own name at SMU starting next season.

The 6-foot-1, 220-pound Line, who hails from Oxford, Mich., has been committed to the Mustangs since last April, but just took his official visit this past weekend.

Of course he's been on campus numerous times the last four years because of his brother Zach, but this time, the visit was all about him.

"I already had all my questions answered, but I really just wanted to see more of the facilities and inside the locker room," Prescott said.

Today is National Signing Day and although his family has been SMU fans for quite some time now, there's definitely something more sweet about being a Mustang fan today.

"I feel like I finally have my place," he said. "I'm excited to get there."

SMU running backs coach Wes Suan recruited Line, and the two have developed a strong friendship.

Zach attributes everything he knows to Suan and hopes the coach will impart the same knowledge on his brother.

"Coach Suan calls me every other week and we just talk and see how things are going," Prescott said. "We're good friends."

In addition to Suan, Prescott says he's "cool" with the other coaches, too, like June Jones and defensive line coach Bert Hill.

The Line brothers grew up Michigan State fans and dreamed of playing for Sparty. But unfortunately (fortunately for SMU), they weren't heavily recruited or offered a scholarship to play.

Prescott said he received a little bit of interest from State, but not much, and talked to Central Michigan as well.

But as of today, he's a Mustang and couldn't be happier.

"I have no second thoughts," he said. "I'm good to go."

Like his older brother, Prescott played both ways on the football field in high school and wrestled. He actually ranks 12th nationally in his 220-pound weight class and won his bracket at the Detroit Catholic Central Invitational this year. He was also named Michigan's 2011 Mr. Football as he rushed for a league-record 2,454 yards and had 138 tackles as a linebacker.

As if they didn't know already from his genetics, SMU is getting a hard working, blood, sweat, tears and grit-type of player in Prescott, who says he can bench a max of 410 lbs. (which is not more than Zach, by the way. "One day I'll get there," Prescott says.)

Asked what he's most excited about once he gets to SMU in the summer, Prescott had a hard time putting his finger on it.

The weather is surely a plus. This week it's been in the teens in Michigan and the 60s in Dallas.

"Now [Zach and I] can play year-round golf," Prescott joked.


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