Explosive wide out hoping for SMU offer

Tyler John Tyler wide receiver Darion Flowers loves everything about SMU and is waiting for a scholarship to come his way

Darion Flowers is on a mission.

Despite nabbing 64 passes for 1,048 yards and nine touchdowns as junior, the 6-foot, 185-pound Tyler John Tyler wide out is still awaiting his first offer.

He's attended a multitude of camps over the summer in order to show off his skill set but is still patiently waiting for just one school to extend a scholarship. If he had a preference, that one school would be SMU.

"I haven't heard from SMU lately, but I still feel they are interested. I know I'm still interested in them most definitely," Flowers said. "I just have to keep working harder and harder to get more interest from them because I really like them."

Flowers was on the Hilltop twice this spring. He checked out the spring game and also attended junior day along with a couple of teammates. Flowers said he enjoyed both visits and wouldn't mind taking another.

"I love the campus. It's really nice. Everything is state of the art, and the facilities are really nice," Flowers said. "The coaches are really nice. I also just love the Dallas area. I don't live too far so I love this place."

Flowers believes an offer from SMU could come during the season and is focused on doing enough to impress his recruiter Bert Hill.

"I've talked to Coach Hill a couple of times. He just told me to keep working hard throughout the summer and the season" Flowers said. "He said he'll be watching to see how I do in games so I've got to keep working."

Fresh off winning a national championship at the Red Bull Game Breakers 7-on-7 tournament this past Friday, where he dominated opposing defensive backs, Flowers is now focused on the task at hand.

He has been working vigorously this summer to build on an impressive junior campaign and has hopes of winning a state championship.

"It was a great experience," Flowers said after helping John Tyler defeat Cy-Fair in the final. "There was great competition from all over the state and even out of the state. This will get us ready for the season. We are excited about winning and hope we can do the same during the season."

Flowers will be starting at both wide receiver and cornerback this season and hopes his versatility will be the final push for SMU to come through with an offer.

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