Scouting Report: Nick Horton

Leading up to National Signing Day, Pony Stampede will be providing scouting reports on each SMU commit by talking to their high school coaches and gaining insight on the future Mustangs!

Garland linebacker Nick Horton has been eagerly waiting to arrive on the Hilltop ever since he committed to Tom Mason back in early July. Despite being injured for the majority of his senior season, Horton was able to impress the SMU coaching staff enough to receive a scholarship offer.

Horton, who is one of three linebackers in the 2013 class, also holds offers from UTSA and North Texas and will look to try to fill in for departing stars Ja'Gared Davis and Taylor Reed.

Pony Stampede caught up with Horton's high school coach Jeff Jordan to learn more about the future Mustang.

How big of an impact did Nick have on your team this year?

Unfortunately, Nick was injured a lot of the season. Had a pulled hamstring early in the year and then sprained his ankle late. He played well in the games that got to participate in. He played really well for us as a junior.

What are Nick's best skills and attributes?

He is very long and athletic. Can really run. Lot of upside and potential!

What does Nick need to improve on?

Needs to get stronger and gain weight.

Will Nick make an immediate impact at SMU or will he need time to develop?

I would think that he will need a year to develop.

Why is SMU a good fit for Nick?

Nick is an athletic young man that will do nothing but get better. His best football is in front of him. He is intelligent and comes from a great family. I see him being a fantastic fit for SMU and we are really excited about him becoming a Mustang

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