Sammy Wilson didn't have to travel very far when he visited SMU last month. The Highland Park athlete holds high interest in his local school and loved what he saw at the spring game.
"It was great. I really enjoyed it. It was my first spring game that I've been to so it was great to how the coaches talked to the players and how everyone was prepared," Wilson said. "I watched the defensive backs practice, and I feel like I learned a lot. I feel the way they run practice is beneficial too since it's a lot of teaching."
Wilson was happy to get an in-depth look at SMU after missing junior day with the flu earlier this spring. Although the Ponies have not extended an offer, Wilson said he saw enough to put SMU at the top of his list.
"I feel like SMU would be a really good fit for me. It would be great for my family to be able to come out and watch me play," Wilson said. "I've always been an SMU fan, and I know they have a great business school. If they offer, I will definitely think about commiting."
While on the Hilltop, Wilson did not get to speak with any of the coaches but has developed a good relationship with SMU quarterbacks coach Dan Morrison, who invited Wilson to SMU's summer camp in June.
"Coach Morrison invited me to the spring game, and I've been talking to him more and more now," he said. "He also invited me to the summer camp. I'm actually going as a running back on the first day and a cornerback on the second day."
But Wilson may not play either of those positions at the next level. The 5-foot-11, 195-pounder says he sees himself more as a safety and has been working with renowned personal trainer Clay Mack.
Last year, Wilson did not play football and instead decided to focus on track while at Richardson Pearce. But the speedy Wilson believes with the help of Mack and his overall athleticism, he has the potential to make in impact in the secondary at SMU.
"I'm working with Coach Mack every week and getting my footwork better," he said. "This spring has been really good. I'm glad to be at Highland Park, and I'm just ready to show what I can do."
Wilson will make visits to Tulsa and Yale this summer.
Wilson Recaps SMU Visit
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