Baxter recaps SMU visit

SMU wide receiver commit Jarvis Baxter was on the Hilltop for an unofficial visit this past weekend. Did watching the Mustangs practice solidify his commitment?

After cancelling last weekend, SMU wide receiver commit Jarvis Baxter was finally able to make his way to the Hilltop for an unofficial visit this past Saturday. Baxter observed the entire three-hour practice and liked what he saw.

"Overall, the visit was really good. I liked the way all the receivers were out there competing," Baxter said. "If I was there now, I feel I would be a good fit. The coaches said that I would be a good fit also. Seeing my college and my future team practice was great. Seeing how the receivers practiced was great."

During practice, Baxter could be seen mingling with head coach June Jones during 7-on-7 drills. Baxter received some advice from Jones, who would like to see the two-star prospect around SMU more often.

"He said he really wanted me to come down more and see some more practices. He told me to stay after in the coaches office and I was in there with KD Cannon and his family and we just talked about the receivers and stuff like that. I also got to talk to Coach (Jason) Phillips. I like the way he coaches receivers."

After practice was over, Baxter stayed on the field and conversed with a few receivers including Jeremy Johnson and Stephen Nelson. But it was his conversation with Darius Johnson that stood out the most.

"I was talking to Darius Johnson after practice. He's my favorite player at SMU," Baxter said. "He was telling me that SMU was the place to be for a receiver. If you want to get the ball, you come here. It was great to meet him."

Baxter was joined by a couple of Lakeview Centennial teammates, which really helped him feel comfortable during the visit. Baxter says he hopes all three of his friends pick up SMU offers before signing day.

"It was really fun to be there with some teammates too," Baxter said. "We all have a plan to go to college and play together so I'm hoping that SMU offers them. It would be really cool if we all came here."

Although Baxter ‘really enjoyed everything,' his commitment was not solidified. Baxter explained that he still would like to hear from other schools and has strong interest in Baylor, Texas A&M and North Texas.

"Nothing has changed. It's the same," he said. "I'm still open.

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