2014 Argyle wide receiver Ian Sadler recently visited SMU junior day and left without an offer, but the do-it-all player is hoping for one soon since he has been interested for so long.
"Since I've been growing up, my parents have had interest in it and my grandparents have too so that helps," Sadler said. "I like it too."
The shifty, 5-foot-11, 185-pound player has offers from Texas Tech and Minnesota. He was able to visit Tech for its junior day last month and was happy to see Lubbock for the first time.
"It was the first time I could go out there and see everything. It was pretty good just being able to see the whole campus and seeing the town," Sadler said. "I got to meet all the coaches, which was good."
Sadler also enjoyed on his time on the Hilltop and was able to speak with his recruiter Bert Hill.
"There were a lot of kids there," Sadler said. "I was surprised by the turnout they had and all the coaches introduced themselves and gave a tour so it was good. They were interested, and I talk with Coach Hill quite often so hopefully they offer."
If SMU was to offer, he wouldn't commit on the spot but says he would take his time deciding and hopes to visit again.
Sadler's versatility in the punt return game would be a welcome addition to SMU.
"I guess my best thing would be punt returns because I played soccer for so long so I have a pretty good vision of things and just setting up players, but we also have a really good scheme for punt returns," Sadler said.
Sadler has spent a lot of time at SMU playing soccer so he is extremely familiar with the campus and what the school has to offer.
"Since I play soccer, I got to go down there and practice a few times because one of my friend's dad is a coach there so I got to go down there and I like the campus there and stuff," Sadler said.
Sadler totaled over 1,000 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns his junior season and feels he can be an explosive weapon in the Run N' Shoot offense.
Sadler Recaps SMU Visit
Pony Stampede Top Stories
Game Preview: SMU vs. TempleScott previews SMU's road matchup against Temple to open AAC play on Saturday on ESPNews.
Pony StampedeYesterday at 9:35 AM
Five Players to Watch: SMU vs. TempleDemo breaks down five players to watch for SMU against Temple on Saturday.
Pony StampedeWednesday at 2:24 PM
Pony Stampede Podcast Sept. 28Come inside another edition of the Pony Stampede Podcast for the latest on the SMU hoops team and a TCU game breakdown.
Pony StampedeTuesday at 10:59 PM
2018 offensive lineman has SMU near the topBilly talked with 2018 Highland Park (Tex.) offensive lineman Thomas Shelmire about his recent SMU visit and recruitment.
Pony StampedeTuesday at 9:00 AM