Alief Elsik wide receiver Ishmael Zamora had just wrapped training for his regional track meet when his teammate Malcolm Washington signaled for him to come over.
Washington passed over the phone to Zamora and on the other end of the line was SMU wide receivers coach Jason Phillips.
"I answered, and he told me we're going to go ahead an offer you a scholarship, and I was really excited," Zamora said. "He had emailed me a few times so I knew they were interested, and he had stopped by when we were going to the playoffs last year.
"He said he was going to come back and watch me practice this spring. He also told me to talk it over with my family. My mom wants me to wait and pick the right school. If it's SMU then it's SMU. But I plan on making it before the season."
Zamora also knew of SMU's interest in him through his friendship with SMU commit and Houston Lamar quarterback Darrell Colbert. The two compete fiercely on the field but encourage each other off of it.
"We always go to the same camps and play 7-on-7 and obviously play against each other on the field. Darrell is cool, and we keep in touch," Zamora said. "After he came back from junior day, he told me SMU really liked me. I plan on talking to him soon and asking him why he decided to commit to SMU."
The 6-foot-3, 205-pounder also holds an offer from Utah and Iowa State, Michigan State and TCU will all be down to see him this spring. But SMU is really standing out.
"SMU is really high along with Utah since they've offered. My wide receivers coach actually went there, and he's said some great things about the school," Zamora said. "I like how they're sending players to the NFL. Now, I just want to get a feel for the school and Dallas so I plan on visiting on June 1."
This offseason, Zamora has been mainly focusing on track. After competing in the state meet as a sophomore, Zamora is anxious to get back there and take home the gold in the 110 hurdles.
Zamora Excited About SMU Offer
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