Houston-area athlete interested in SMU

La Marque ATH Demun Mercer picked up an SMU offer this spring and wants to learn more about the program over the summer

Demun Mercer is still transitioning.

The 6-foot-2, 180-pound quarterback transferred from Houston Chavez to La Marque in May and is still adjusting to his new school, which means his recruitment has taken a back seat.

However, Mercer, who expects to play wide receiver in college, says he's picked up the offense at his new school and will be visiting a few colleges this summer including SMU, which extended an offer this spring.

"I was really excited when it happened because I added my second offer," Mercer explained. "Coach Jason Phillips and another coach came to my school and talked to my coaches, and they decided to offer. I didn't get to talk to them much, but they told me they liked me."

Mercer says he plans on taking a trip to the Hilltop next month but first must reach out to a coaching staff that hasn't been in contact since extending the scholarship.

"I haven't really heard from SMU. They haven't called me so I plan on calling them this week," Mercer said. "I really want to set up a visit later in the summer and see where I stand with them."

The two-star prospect is intrigued by what the Mustangs have to offer and wants to familiarize himself with the Dallas-based program. Mercer admitted that he has never watched SMU play but is excited about the move to the Big East in 2013.

"I'm definitely interested in SMU. I don't know too much about them yet, but my parents have told me it's a really good school," Mercer said. "I'm looking forward to seeing it. I really like Dallas since I used to go there a lot for AAU tournaments, and it's not too far from home. They're also moving to a bigger conference, which is a plus."

Mercer also holds an offer from Rice and has been getting major interest from Baylor. Mercer said he plans to go down to Waco for a camp on July 21 and believes he has a ‘good chance' at adding a third offer to his list.

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