The SMU coaching staff has really begun to get the ball rolling these past few weeks on the offer front. On Monday the momentum continued when the Mustangs offered 2014 wide receiver William Jeanlys from Pope John Paul II (FL).
The 6-foot-2 180-pound athlete said one of the SMU coaches (Derrick Odum) got to watch him practice on Monday and afterwards, his coach announced to him the good news.
"My coach came up to me and he said I have a surprise for you," Jeanlys said. "Then he said the coach from SMU just gave you an offer to SMU to play football. All I could say was thank you."
The offer from SMU is the second one Jeanlys holds with the other coming from Tulane. Jeanlys has also gained interest from USF, Wisconsin, Missouri, FIU, and FAU.
Jeanlys says that the schools he would like to go to are Florida State firstly, an SEC school such as Arkansas secondly and thirdly, he ‘wouldn't mind going to SMU.'
"I feel like it's a great school with a great program," Jeanlys said. "I know that they've been rebuilding, and that they've been coming up and stuff. I think it's a great school."
Jeanlys added that he knew a little bit about the Mustangs just by playing NCAA football on his gaming system.
In his junior year Jeanlys accumulated 24 catches for 668 yards with 15 of those snags going for six points. He was named to the all-county team and is one of the top-14 players to watch for in Palm Beach County.
This offseason, Jeanlys wants to get stronger as well as improve on his route running. The junior says he doesn't care about how many offers he ends up with just as long as he finds a school that is the right fit for him.
Jeanlys has yet to take any visits but will be taking a trip up to Tampa for an invitation-only camp that USF will be hosting on June 22.
SMU Offers Explosive Florida Wide Receiver
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