Early enrollee update

As we head into the final week of spring practices, June Jones gives an update on the Mustangs' four newest players--Gehrig Dieter, Christian Holloway, Derek Longoria and Daniel Roundtree. A couple are on the brink of earning starting spots come fall...

How are SMU's early enrollees doing this spring? June Jones was asked Monday to give an update on his four newest players—Gehrig Dieter, Christian Holloway, Derek Longoria and Daniel Roundtree.

Dieter: Dieter, the three-star 6-foot-3, 200-pound wide receiver who set multiple records during his senior season at Washington High School (South Bend, Ind.), has not been able to participate much in spring practices due to the knee surgery (torn meniscus) he had right when he got on campus.

Holloway: Holloway, a 6-foot-5, 240-pound defensive end, is not practicing and Jones would not comment on his situation.

Longoria: The 6-foot-1, 215-pound linebacker out of Brownwood High School has made very noticeable strides that both Jones and defensive coordinator Tom Mason have noticed.

"Longoria looks to be one of the best athletes on our football team," Jones said. "I think he'll be a very good football player and get on the field as a true freshman."

Roundtree: Roundtree, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound defensive back who played last season at Cerritos Community College in Norwalk, Calif., is also progressing quickly and could earn a starting spot this fall.

"Daniel has been doing real well," Jones said. "He's a veteran kind of safety and he's kind of what we're looking for back there and he's just a great kid on top of it."

When Longoria and Roundtree's names were brought up, Jones kind of lit up and said, "Oh yeah those kids are doing very well."

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