Only a sophomore in high school, Tyrien Anthony is already turning heads for his playon the field. The 6-foot, 175-pound safety made an immediate impact for Loureauville (LA) last season and is already attracting some early interest from colleges, most notably SMU.
"I filled out a questionnaire, and I got an email back signed by the staff that said they really liked my interest in SMU," Anthony said. "It said they would really like me to play for them in the future."
Anthony has high interest in SEC schools Ole Miss and Mississippi State, but SMU headlines the Class of 2015 prospect's top three.
"SMU would definitely be my top college choice. I'm a big SMU fan," Anthony said. "I really like their playing style and feel I could be a good part of their team. It's in Texas, which is a great place to play football."
When it comes to selecting a school in the next couple years, Anthony said education will play a major factor in his decision and is aware of SMU's top-notch education.
"Education is really important to me. I have high hopes of earning a degree in architecture," Anthony explained. "I want to play for a good program that wants me to be a part of their team."
This season, Anthony is set to become a full-time starter and hopes to attract even more interest with his stellar ball-hawking abilities.
"I feel I'm great at reading plays and running down offensive players. I've been working hard this summer," he said. "I've been doing 7-on-7 and working out in the weight room. I'm focused on winning a district championship."
2015 Louisiana athlete high on SMU early
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