It's been quite apparent that SMU wide receivers coach Jason Phillips has been recently trying to make an imprint in the Dallas area. He's been to schools such as Lincoln, Lancaster and Skyline so it comes as no surprise he's been in touch with former teammate and Prime Prep head coach Deion Sanders.
Phillips has already been to Prime Prep a couple of times this spring including last week when he stopped by to check out work outs and extended an offer to outside linebacker Josh Ehambe.
"I didn't get to speak to Coach Phillips directly but Coach Sanders called me over after I finished doing 1-on-1 drills and told me SMU had offered," Ehambe said. "I was really excited when he told me because it's a blessing to be offered by a Division I school. I give all glory to God."
Phillips did get the opportunity speak face to face with 2015 wide receiver James Proche, who picked up an offer from SMU a few weeks ago.
"Our coaches have been in contact with Coach Phillips for a while," Proche said. "I met him when I visited SMU during the season so it was cool to talk to him when he came up to Prime Prep. He's a great guy."
Proche plans to attend SMU's junior day on February 16 while Ehambe is still undecided. But the 6-foot-3, 222-pounder says he would like to learn more about SMU.
"I might go to junior day if my coaches talk to me about it," Ehambe said. "I don't know a whole lot about SMU right now other than it's a Methodist school. My dad is a Christian minister and I'm a Christian so I'm not too sure about it. My uncle did graduate from there though, and I think I would be a good fit as an outside linebacker in the 3-4 since that's what I'll be playing here at Prime Prep."
This is Ehambe's first semester at Prime Prep after transferring from Mansfield Summit so Proche says he doesn't know him too well just yet. Proche has, however, spoken to 2014 wide receiver Bobby Baze about going to junior day and playing at the next level together.
"I'm definitely going to junior day. Bobby might come too, and it would be really cool if we went to the same school," Proche said. "When I go up to SMU, I went to get the full view of the engineering program. Football isn't promised so it's really important to me."
Proche has also picked up junior day invites from California, Oklahoma State and TCU while Ehambe will ‘without a doubt' be at TCU's junior day.
"Coach Sanders told me TCU was very close to offering me and that they probably would on junior day," Ehambe said. "TCU has always been my dream school. I really like it because it's a Christian university and they have a good football program."
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