Horton Recaps Visit

SMU commit Nick Horton got the opportunity to see the Mustangs beat SFA during his unofficial visit on Saturday

Garland (TX) linebacker Nick Horton visited the Hilltop on Saturday and witnessed SMU's lopsided victory against FCS opponent Stephen F. Austin.

Horton, who has verbally committed to SMU, says that he enjoyed the culture and the atmosphere at SMU's first home game and hopes to return soon.

"I liked all the tradition that they have and how the coaching staff is," the 6-foot-4 222-pound linebacker said. "It was a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll be able to come to the game when they play A&M."

Horton says that he hasn't spoken to any of the coaches other than defensive coordinator Tom Mason and head coach June Jones, but he said that Mason had some encouraging words for him.

"He said that he's ready for me to become a great linebacker at SMU and he's excited to coach me," Horton said.

On a previous visit to SMU Horton says he received an expansive tour of the campus. This time around, he was just able to enjoy the game day environment of a collegiate football program.

Horton, who reassured that his commitment to SMU is still very solid, said that although he didn't meet any new recruits, he did see a familiar face while attending the event.

"I already knew Jarvis Baxter," Horton said. "He and I played basketball against each other and he's in the same district as me so we've been battling against each other our whole high school careers."

Horton, whose team lost in their first two outings, says that he's looking for a better showing this week and is hoping for a notch in the win column.

"We're 0-2 right now so we've got to bounce back," Horton said. "We've got a game this week so hopefully we'll get our first win."

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