Baxter hopes to get SMU offer on Junior Day

Though he doesn't have any offers yet, Jarvis Baxter has received a ton of interest as of late. He's been to two junior days and is planning on attending SMU's in late March. He hopes the Mustangs extend an offer at that time.

Jarvis Baxter has received a lot of interest as of late, but is still eagerly awaiting his first official offer.

He's attended Texas Tech and Texas A&M Junior Days thus far and is planning on going to ones at SMU and Texas State, and has also been hearing from Baylor, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

The 5-foot-11, 165-pound wide receiver out of Lakeview Centennial (Garland) said he enjoyed his time at the two junior days he's been to.

"Texas Tech was pretty cool, I liked it out there," Baxter said. "I liked the atmosphere and I liked the stadium. But A&M's stadium has more people that can fit in it. So fan-wise, I like A&M, but looks-wise, I like Texas Tech."

Baxter is looking forward to his SMU visit on March 24. He was on campus last season when the Mustangs played Northwestern State and said he was impressed with the campus and the team, especially Darius Johnson.

"It was pretty cool," he said. "The quarterback [J.J. McDermott] was good and I love that receiver, No. 3. I love him."

No. 3 is of course Johnson, who had 79 receptions for 1,118 yards and eight touchdowns last season.

Baxter said playing in the Run and Shoot would definitely be something of interest to him.

"I know they like to pass the ball a lot and that's what fits me well," he said. "I don't want to go to a running school where I'll get no touches."

Baxter, who is being recruited by defensive coordinator Tom Mason, said he's excited for SMU's Junior Day and hopes they extend an offer at that time.

When choosing a school, the crowd is one of the most important things to Baxter.

"It gives me more excitement to go out and play," he said.

He also mentioned that when choosing a school, playing as a true freshman and getting a full scholarship are two factors he will take into top consideration.

Baxter, who says his strengths on the field are his hands, downhill speed and going up and competing for the ball in the air, is participating in track and field and basketball this offseason.

He competes in field events like the long jump and high jump, which he says "help me with my explosion and going up for the ball [in football]."

Baxter said he had a track meet last week and came in sixth place in long jump and second in high jump.

On the court, he says he can play shooting guard, point guard or small forward and that basketball "helps me get my hips right [for football]."

Watch Baxter's highlight tape here.

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