2014 wide out enjoys SMU visit

Highly touted 2014 wide receiver recently took an unofficial visit to SMU. What advice did he receive from June Jones?

2014 Mount Pleasant (TX) wide receiver KD Cannon already has offers from nearly the entire Big 12, but the highly courted prospect decided to check out SMU during his time in the metroplex.

"I was going to take a trip eventually, but I was going to TCU anyway, and it's close by so I told my dad that I wanted to see SMU," Cannon said. "I was able to talk to Coach (Jason) Phillips and Coach (June) Jones. They told me to keep working hard and keep my grades up and one day I may be able to play for them."

Although SMU has not offered, Cannon believes he could a dangerous threat in the Run N' Shoot. Las season, he caught 61 passes for 1,004 yards and 10 touchdowns, earning District 13-4A Newcomer of the Year honors.

"Coach Phillips said I could fit in great," Cannon explained. "He just told me about things I need to work on. He said I need to finish on my routes. He just gave me a lot of pointers."

While traditional powerhouses such as Texas and Oklahoma may hold a slight edge, Cannon loved SMU's small campus and enjoyed learning about the prestigious academics on the Hilltop.

"It's a great school," he said. "Mostly, I like that they only have 11,000 students, which means there will be a lot of one-on-one time. The campus is really great. I like the weight room and the coaching staff."

Cannon added that his recruitment is wide-open at the moment and hopes to add a few more offers this season. But TCU is certainly sticking out early.

"I really liked TCU," Cannon said. "I didn't get to see much, but it was a nice campus. The coaching staff was really nice. I also liked their graduation rate."

Cannon said he will not be making a decision any time soon and will talk to his father about future visits.

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