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Morehead Interested In SMU

By EJ Holland

SMU only has a couple of spots left in the Class of 2013 but adding an explosive wide receiver such as Kimball's Prentavious Morehead wouldn't be a bad idea.

"SMU is really great. I'm definitely interested," Morehead said. "I haven't talked to Coach (Jason) Phillips yet because we keep missing each other, but I might attend a game."

SMU recently offered teammate Brandon Hines and has shown interest in running back Teriyon Gipson, which has Morehead even more interested in becoming a Mustang.

"Brandon is a great leader, and he been talking to me a lot about SMU," Morehead said. "He's said some good things, and I would really like to play with him at the next level. I feel like I can make an impact on the outside at SMU and help them win. They would be in my top-5 if they offered."

Morehead currently holds five offers but three schools are standing out at the moment.

"I really like Kansas State, Louisiana Tech and Texas Tech," he said. "Louisiana Tech keeps in contact the most. Coach (Rob) Likens always calls and said he really loves my route running. I've been keeping up with them all year, and they've been really impressive."

Although Kimball is a run-first team, Morehead has been able to reel in 34 passes for 611 yards and seven touchdowns this season. On Friday night, Morehead caught five passes for 67 yards and helped Kimball comeback to beat South Oak Cliff 20-19 and win a share of the district title.

"I'm adapting to the new offensive coordinator since we don't throw the ball as often as last year," Morehead said. "But I'm excited about our team, and I think we can go all the way to state."

Hines Talks Win, SMU



Kimball Scouting Report



LB Brandon Hines- After watching Hines on Friday, the thing that really caught my eye was his speed. You really don't realize how fast he is until you watch him live. He chased down numerous ball carries and his lateral speed is off the charts. He moves side to side so well and is a solid tackler. His closing speed also tremendous and like I've said before, he can lay the wood. But Hines does lack bulk. He looks pretty skinny out there so I think his future will more than likely be at safety. He has really good cover skills, and I think he can dominate at the position at the next level.

WR Prentavious Morehead- While Hines was impressive, Morehead truly caught my eye. If SMU doesn't offer him, it will be a downright disappointment. He is a better X receiver than Keenan Holman right now and could start at that position tomorrow. He is that talented. All of his coaches and even the opposing coaches were raving about his hands and ability to stretch the field. I can only imagine what type of receiver he can develop into with the proper coaching. Kimball doesn't pass a lot so his numbers won't wow you, but he's the complete package. He runs solid routes and has better hands than most of the SMU receivers. Against South Oak Cliff, he faced constant double teams because he was just that big of a threat. He reminds me a little bit of Vincent Jackson. He's not as tall -more like 6-3 or 6-4- but he'll go up and get anything thrown his way. There was one snag where split the corner and safety and made an acrobatic grab that left everyone in awe. He is also has 4.5 speed so like I said, SMU would really be missing out if they pass on him.

RB Teriyon Gipson- He might be small, but Gipson packs a punch. First of all, he's the heart and soul of that offense so there is no doubt he would bring leadership to SMU. On the field, Gipson is extremely quick and can cut on a dime. He's also a great pass-catcher out of the backfield and was a big factor in the receiving game on Friday night. If SMU took a chance on Cole Beasley a few of years ago, they can certainly take one on Gipson, whom I feel is more athletically gifted. He's a threat to score every time he touches the ball. At the next level, he will more than likely be a slot receiver but would also be a nice change of pace back at SMU and a nice compliment to a big back like Traylon Shead.

Visitors List



2013

- DB Deion Sanders Jr., Atlanta Sports Academy

- LB Brandon Hines, Kimball

- WR Jarvis Baxter, Lakeview Centennial

- DB Trey Washington, Gilmer

- ATH Dee Paul, Munday

- QB Kolney Cassel, Eisenhower (WA)

- OL William Barns, Highland Park

2014

- WR T.V. Williams, McKinney

- ATH Isaiah Brandt-Sims, Wenrachee (WA)

- DE Nigel Naulls, Episcopal School of Dallas

- OL Durel Dulford, FB Hightower

Dickerson Still Solid



By Beionny Mickles

So far, SMU three-star commit Everett Dickerson has not been able to give his team the edge that he expected to going into his senior season.

Overall, Dickerson's Rabbits are 3-6 but have a decent shot to make the playoffs with a district record of 2-2. Dickerson, who has been nursing an injured hamstring, says now that his health is close to 100 percent he plans to turn things up a notch.

"I've played pretty good for the time that I've played in the game, but I haven't played that much," Dickerson said. "I'm doing pretty well now. I'd say I'm about 95 percent so I'm pretty much back to full health."

Dickerson has used his versatility to play on both sides of the ball when he has been on the field for the Rabbits. Dickerson has made an impact at both running back and safety but says he has been more effective on offense, which happens to be where SMU is recruiting him to play.

"They're recruiting me on offense at slot receiver," Dickerson said. "I like that. I can catch and run routes so wherever they put me, I'd be fine with it."

Dickerson says he has talked to his recruiter, defensive line coach Bert Hill, just about every week or so.

"He just tells me to be sure to keep my grades up and to try to have the best senior season I can possibly have," Dickerson said.

Dickerson, who has recently picked up an offer from Oklahoma State, says that as of now he is still solidly committed to SMU and should be attending one of the Mustangs' two remaining home games.

"I'm still 100 percent," Dickerson said. "I'm not changing my mind yet."

Fister Recaps Visit



By Beionny Mickles

SMU three-star commit Travis Fister out of Salpointe Catholic (AZ) is playing on one of the best teams in the state and has a great opportunity to capture a state title in his senior season.

"Everything's going great," Fister said. "Right now we're 11-1 with our only loss coming to Crespi out of California. We're the one seed, and we've put in a lot of work on and off the field this year. I think we've got a real legitimate shot at winning a state championship."

Fister recently took a trip to the Hilltop to watch SMU play their homecoming game against Memphis. Fister, accompanied by his father, said that they both had a great time especially getting the chance to talk to some of the coaches.

"We went to the game and we talked to a couple of the coaches for a little bit," Fister said. "My dad loved it. He loves SMU so it was a really great experience."

Fister got a chance to talk to defensive coordinator Tom Mason as well as offensive line coach Bob Palcic after the game. Fister said they spent time catching up for a while and talked about how each of their respective seasons was going.

Fister is currently lined up at left tackle, is being recruited by Palcic as an interior lineman. Fister says that since guard is his natural position he would be perfectly ok with manning down either position on the inside of the line.

"He narrowed it down to guard or center," Fister said. "Guard is more of my natural position. When I go to camps, I usually work out at guard. I would definitely be comfortable at guard or center."

Fister, who will play in the second round of the playoffs this weekend, says that he has received mail from various schools but he has not entertained their interest and his commitment is solid.

"I get a lot of mail from other schools, but my dad just kind of throws it in a bin because I don't really pay attention to it anymore," Fister said. "I'm solid on SMU right now."

Graham Hopes To Hear From SMU



By EJ Holland

SMU may not be taking any more running backs in the Class of 2013, but Darius Graham is still a viable option. The Lawton (OK) product picked up an offer from the Ponies in the summer and is still interested.

"I'm still interested in SMU. I haven't heard from them lately though," Graham said. "It's actually been a few months. I was watching the documentary on them not too long ago. They were showing the history and everything. It really caught my eye."

Graham said he would like to make a trip down to Dallas this fall to see SMU for the first time and may even be on the Hilltop for an unofficial visit this weekend.

"I would love to set up a visit. I talked to my mom about going down this weekend so we'll see," he said. "I want to check out the facilities and everything. I would love to talk to the coaches to check in on my status."

Graham also holds offers from Ohio and Louisiana Tech. But the three-star back is leaning towards the latter.

"Louisiana Tech has been contacting me the most and I really like them," Graham said. "We run the same offense as they do. Coach (Tony) Franklin said he likes my practice habits and said he could see me playing as a true freshman. It's great that they are in the top-25 too."

Graham is coming off a 301-yard and four-touchdown performance and says he's focus on helping his team go deep in the playoffs.

Bogenschutz Favoring SMU



By Billy Embody

Carthage (TX) 2014 quarterback Blake Bogenschutz has led his team to a district championship and an 8-2 record this season, but he is most excited about the playoffs because it is a completely different ball game now.

"I'm ready for the atmosphere and the excitement of the games. Everything is on the line," Bogenschutz said.

After passing for 2,200 yards and 30 touchdowns this season with the lone two losses coming from two 4A schools, Bogenschutz knows he has to step up and improve his leadership if his team wants to make a deep run in the playoffs.

"The playoffs are a whole different thing so I have to make sure everyone steps up and is doing their part," Bogenschutz said.

While Bogenschutz is ready for the playoffs and a chance at a state championship, he has also been a frequent visitor to SMU and attended the Memphis game two weeks ago at SMU.

The junior signal caller got to visit with his recruiting coach Bert Hill and got to go down on the field for warm-ups before the game and plans on coming back to SMU not this weekend but next, while SMU is away at Rice.

"I want to see more interest from the coaches," he said. "I don't know how interested they are right now cause I am just a junior, but I am just interested in that first offer."

Even though Bogenschutz does not have an offer yet, he is excited for SMU's move to the Big East where he believes will bring better competition and more visibility for the Mustangs. Bogenschutz has been waiting for his first offer, but cannot wait for the day that his first offer comes.

"I'll be shocked. I know SMU would be a great place to play I have talked to my dad a lot about that," he said. "It's not too big of a school and it's not too small of a school. I know football is a big thing down there."

With a deep run in the playoffs, the Carthage signal caller can improve his stock and is hopeful that he can get that first offer from his favorite school- SMU.

A Look At How Some Of The SMU Commits Did…



- Jarvis Baxter caught 12 passes for 136 yards and a touchdown in a 36-29 loss to Rowlett

- Jesse Brubaker had six receptions for 66 yards in a 58-32 loss to Lovejoy

- Jeremiah Gaines rushed for 169 yards and three touchdowns and also caught a pass for nine yards

- Everett Dickerson rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown in a 27-20 win over Liberty Eyalu

- JaBryce Taylor caught nine passed for 129 yards and a touchdown in a 55-14 win over Conroe

- In hoops, Yanick Moreira scored 15 points and had 12 rebounds in a 95-49 win over Northeastern Colorado

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