DFW Defensive End Targeted

SMU would still like to add another defensive end to its class and has been in contact with a local prospect

Fort Worth All Saints Eposical defensive end Mack Prioleau is excited for his team's upcoming season, and he is especially excited at the chance to prove to big time programs that he can compete at the next level whether it be on the defensive line or as an outside linebacker.

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder loves just about everything about SMU, and is hoping to get an offer soon. Prioleau visited the SMU during spring practices, and enjoyed his visit so much hopes to go back to the Hilltop on game day.

"I liked it a lot," Prioleau said. "Coach (Tom) Mason had me down and he showed me everything. We watched practice and the linebackers. I really like the defensive system. It's kind of like the way we run practice. We run a really faced-paced practice, so I liked it a lot."

While being recruited by the Mustangs, Prioleau has talked primarily with Mason and says the SMU coaches are looking closely at the way he handles the switch from defensive end to linebacker this season.

"They want to see my first two games at linebacker." he said

Prioleau also had a very busy summer, going to numerous camps all across the country, yet he likes how SMU is so close to home.

"I actually went to the SMU camp, along with Vanderbilt, Virginia and Stanford. I liked them all a lot. The one thing that they obviously don't have is the distance," he said. "SMU is just closer to home. [Proximity to home] is not huge for me, but its definitely part of it."

With his offer list consisting of Colgate and most of the Ivy League schools, Prioleau says he is determined to add a D-I offer to his list, and thinks a couple of teams could offer him soon.

"Colorado, Air Force, Navy have all showed a lot of interest," he said. "They all want to see those first few games to see if they want to offer me or not."

With his upcoming high school season approaching quickly, Prioleau could not be more excited to get back to football and believes his team will achieve great things in 2012.

"We have high expectations," Prioleau said. "I want to win state, and I think every one else on the team thinks the same thing. Anything short of that is failing for us."

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